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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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SCOTUS for law students: The roles of the chief justice

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 17 Nov 2017
When Chief Justice John Roberts takes his place in the middle seat on the bench, he is performing his most visible and widely known duty: presiding over the Supreme Court. But the chief justice also has a number of other roles, both within the ...
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Court grants review in three new cases

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 13 Nov 2017
This morning the justices issued orders from last week's conference. They added three new cases to their merits docket for the term, including two high-profile First Amendment cases, and they denied review in an Alabama death-penalty case, over a ...
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Court issues orders, but no grants, from November 3 conference

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 06 Nov 2017
This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from its November 3 conference. For the second week in a row, the justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket for the term. However, they did issue two summary decisions, without briefing on ...
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Justices release January calendar

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 17 Nov 2017
Today the Supreme Court released the calendar for its January sitting, which begins on January 8. The justices will kick off the new year with not one but two interstate disputes over water: Texas v. New Mexico, involving the apportionment of the ...
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No new grants today

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 30 Oct 2017
This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from its conference last Friday, but the justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket for the term. The justices declined to take up the property-rights question presented by a California case ...
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Status Quo Watch

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 15 Nov 2017
Monday's order list was a fitting one as the nation approaches the Thanksgiving holiday: It began with a flurry of excitement, followed by torpor. The excitement came, of course, from the fact that the court granted review in three relisted cases, all ...
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SCOTUS Map: October and November 2017

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 16 Nov 2017
On October 11, Fordham Law School honored Justice Anthony Kennedy with the 2017 Fordham-Stein Prize, which is given annually to “an individual whose work embodies the highest standards of the legal profession.” According to Fordham News, the ...
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Kagan recuses from immigrant-detention case

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 11 Nov 2017
The fate of a high-profile challenge to the prolonged detention of immigrants facing deportation without a bond hearing appeared less certain tonight, with the announcement – made over a month after oral argument – that Justice Elena Kagan would no ...
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Opinion analysis: Only Congress can make a jurisdictional rule

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 08 Nov 2017
It took less than one month and 10 slip-opinion pages for a unanimous Supreme Court to decide in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago that a rule of appellate procedure limiting the length of an extension for filing a notice of appeal is ...
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More on Marshall – according to Ginsburg

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 30 Oct 2017
Two weeks ago, Justice Elena Kagan called Justice Thurgood Marshall “the greatest lawyer of the 20th century.” Here's another one for the folks at Guinness: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the “most important woman lawyer in the history of the republic ...
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Book review: Justice Scalia's living words

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 26 Oct 2017
Ronald Collins is the book editor for SCOTUSblog. He is the Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law. His latest book (with David Skover) is The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons (Oxford University Press, 2017). Posted in ...
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Legal scholarship highlight: Justice Scalia's textualist legacy

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 14 Nov 2017
The late Justice Antonin Scalia left his mark on the law in many ways, but perhaps his greatest legacy is that he changed the way we think about statutes. Before Scalia's tenure on the Supreme Court, most judges and lawyers casually assumed that when a ...
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Starr International Company, Inc. v. United States

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 02 Nov 2017
SCOTUSblog Coverage. Petition of the day (Aurora Barnes). Date, Proceedings and Orders. Jul 11 2017, Application (17A63) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 7, 2017 to September 6, 2017, submitted to The Chief ...

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