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Will the Supreme Court get to ‘a bridge too far’ in big cases next term?

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:16
Civil rights advocates who are worried about the outcome of pending blockbuster cases before the U.S. Supreme Court can take heart.


Thurgood Marshall’s courage and passion celebrated by former law clerks, author

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:25
On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall's confirmation as the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court justice, three of his former law clerks…

Supreme Court decision on gay marriage shapes perception of social norms, studies conclude

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:00

The U.S. Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to gay marriage changed the perception of social norms, according to a new study.

Rand Corp.…

E-filing system at Supreme Court will make new filings accessible for free

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:18

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that it is adopting an electronic filing system beginning on Nov. 13.

The system will make “virtually all new…

Lawyer and businessman seek to trademark N-word variation to thwart racists

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:45

A Virginia lawyer and a Mississippi man are seeking to trademark a variation of the N-word in a bid to control use of the word…

Chemerinsky: Has any new justice made his ideology so clear as quickly as Gorsuch?

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:00
The most important development in the U.S. Supreme Court in the last year was the appointment and confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. A year ago at…

Posner backs 19-member Supreme Court, comments on ‘pompous lawyers’

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:28

The U.S. Supreme Court may be too small, according to Judge Richard Posner.

A 19-member court would increase diversity and might have more quality justices,…

Court limits where plaintiffs can bring claims in three rulings

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:20

Railroads, flavored water and prescription blood thinners might not, at first glance, seem to have much in common.

But in a Supreme Court term that…

Ginsburg talks travel ban, death penalty; says gerrymandering case may be ‘most important’ of term

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:16

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not mention President Donald Trump at recent law school appearances, but she did talk about the Supreme Court’s latest travel…

Cafeteria committee comes with the job for Gorsuch

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:35

Serving on the U.S. Supreme Court’s cafeteria committee is among the tasks assigned to the newest member–and not one they tend to relish, the

Cafeteria committee comes with the job for Gorsuch

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:08

Serving on the U.S. Supreme Court’s cafeteria committee is among the tasks assigned to the newest member–and not one they tend to relish, the

Supreme Court allows more extended-family exemptions to travel ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:50
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to disturb part of a federal judge's decision that exempted grandparents and grandchildren from President Donald Trump’s revised…

‘Rogue One’ actress Jones to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in upcoming movie

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:19

Felicity Jones will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an upcoming movie about her life written by a relative of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice’s late…

Patent lawsuits drop 21 percent in the Eastern District of Texas as SCOTUS ruling brings new era

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:45
Patent lawsuits in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas are on the decline as a result of a May ruling by the…

‘No need for octogenarians’ on the bench, including those on the Supreme Court, Posner says

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 08:00
Judge Richard Posner is 78 years old, according to Wikipedia, a source he has cited in his own opinions for the Chicago-based 7th…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin to enforce fetal protection law pending appeal

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:18

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state of Wisconsin to enforce a fetal protection law that resulted in a pregnant woman being sent…

Chemerinsky: Two end-of-term decisions close the courthouse doors to those who have been injured

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 09:30
Amid the flurry of end-of-term decisions, two are very troubling. Although the cases arose in different contexts, they both have the same effect: closing the…

Is Gorsuch the new Scalia? He lectures colleagues and aligns himself with Thomas

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:00
Justice Neil M. Gorsuch has quickly staked out conservative positions and aligned himself with Justice Clarence Thomas since joining the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gorsuch appears to…

Chief Justice Roberts tells students he hopes they will experience challenges rather than success

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:20

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. departed from standard graduation advice when he told middle school graduates last month that he wished them bad luck.

Supreme Court makes venue shopping harder for patent trolls

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 02:35
Flavored-Water Fight

The case before the high court was somewhat unrepresentative of the trends pushing the larger debate about patent trolls. Kraft Foods,…


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