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Give Scotusblog a Seat in Court

New York Times - 30 Jun 2014
At a few minutes past 10 a.m. on Monday, as the Supreme Court began to issue the final rulings of the term, 60,000 people — including journalists at major news outlets around the country — were following the live feed of Scotusblog, a website devoted ...
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Friday round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 20 Jul 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh remains atop the slow-moving Supreme Court news cycle. Adam Liptak of The New York Times surveys 12 sets of evaluations spanning 700 pages from about 350 law students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown and finds “almost only ...
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Wednesday round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 18 Jul 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination continues to dominate court-watchers' attention. At Politico, Lorraine Woellert reports that “[m]ore Americans oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court than that of any other nominee in ...
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Tuesday round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 10 Jul 2018
Yesterday President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to the Supreme Court. Amy Howe has this blog's coverage; Mark Walsh provides a “view” from the East Room. Additional ...
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Afternoon round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Jul 2018
At 9 p.m., President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court. Kimberly Atkins of Boston Herald reports on the “last-minute jockeying by lawmakers and other political stakeholders [that] played right into the reality show ...
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Potential nominee profile: Raymond Kethledge

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 07 Jul 2018
Like Thomas Hardiman, another potential nominee on the president's shortlist, Judge Raymond Kethledge would bring educational diversity to a bench on which all of the current justices attended Ivy League law schools: He received both his undergraduate ...
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Final October Term 2017 Stat Pack and key takeaways

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 29 Jun 2018
You can now download the final SCOTUSblog Stat Pack for October Term 2017 here. This year, the 45-page Stat Pack includes information about, among other things, the rate of unanimity, the opinions written by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his last term, ...
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Potential nominee profile: Amy Coney Barrett

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 04 Jul 2018
In November 2017, President Donald Trump released a revised list of potential Supreme Court nominees. The November 2017 list was an expanded version of two earlier lists, announced during the 2016 presidential campaign, from which then-candidate ...
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Court releases October argument calendar

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Jul 2018
Tonight President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement takes effect at the end of the month. Meanwhile, it was business as usual at the Supreme Court today, with the justices releasing ...
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Potential nominee profile: Brett Kavanaugh

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 28 Jun 2018
When then-candidate Donald Trump released his first two lists of potential Supreme Court nominees in May and September of 2016, the omission of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit drew comment.
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Anthony Kennedy, swing justice, announces retirement

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 27 Jun 2018
[Editor's Note: This post, originally published at 2:23 p.m., has been moved back to the top of the blog.] Justice Anthony Kennedy announced today that he would retire from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. In a letter to President Donald Trump ...
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Symposium: Campaigns and consequences

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 27 Jun 2018
Toby Heytens is the solicitor general of Virginia, which joined 19 other states and the District of Columbia in an amicus brief supporting the union in Janus v. American Federation of State County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. [Note: The views ...
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Thursday round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 12 Jul 2018
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court remains front and center in the news. For The Washington Post, Amy Brittain reports that financial disclosures and information provided by the White House indicate that “Kavanaugh incurred ...
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Potential nominee profile: Amul Thapar

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 03 Jul 2018
When President Donald Trump selected his first Supreme Court nominee a year and a half ago, only one of the final four frontrunners had never served as a judge on a federal appeals court: Amul Thapar, then a district-court judge for the Eastern ...
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Opinion analysis: Divided court upholds Trump travel ban (Updated)

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 26 Jun 2018
[Editor's Note: This post, originally published at 12:11 p.m., was expanded with additional analysis at 2:05 p.m.]. The Supreme Court today handed a major victory to the Trump administration. By a vote of 5-4, the justices rejected a challenge to ...
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Monday round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Jul 2018
This evening President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Robert Costa and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post report that Trump said yesterday he was “close” to a final ...
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Justices clean up cert docket before summer recess

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 28 Jun 2018
James Ho may have been confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit late last year, but today the Supreme Court ruled that a case that he filed before taking the bench, on behalf of a Kansas woman who alleged that police officers violated ...

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