The Supreme Court's running feud with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit resumed Monday with the justices' decision to grant review in a Tennessee case involving civil rights complaints filed by prison inmates.
When he left the federal bench in 2007, Paul Cassell made victims' rights a centerpiece of a litigation practice intermingled with a full-time teaching load. Today, the former federal judge is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to act on behalf of the most vulnerable of victims.
After a tough year for Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., veterans of the U.S. Supreme Court bar gave him a collective bear hug recently, praising his integrity and abilities as a top-notch advocate.
The Supreme Court has been criticized for failing to heed the wake-up call of 9/11 and not making contingency plans for the continuity of the institution if disaster strikes. New historical research suggests that indifference goes back decades into Cold War days, when the court first embraced, than dropped, plans to relocate the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., in the face of a nuclear threat.
Is it time to create uniform rules for the treatment of the working papers of justices and judges? Kathryn Watts of the University of Washington School of Law thinks it is past time.
From PBS NewsHour: An Inside Look at Backstories of Big Decisions in Chief Justice Robert's Court
From Law Technology News: Supreme Court Confidential
From NLJ.com: High Court Defends Consumer Rights and Economic Freedom
The National Law Journal's senior reporter Jenna Greene interviews Chief Washington Correspondent Marcia Coyle about her new book, The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution.
Justices More Diverse than Lawyers Before Court :: Associated Press
John Paul Stevens, Legal Historian :: Diane Marie Amann
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shows Different Side to DePaul Audience :: Chicago Sun-Times
From two of the most influential journalists covering SCOTUS: Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle, The Supreme Court Brief will provide exclusive daily coverage while the Court is in session on all issues that will or may be coming to Supreme Court, interviews and video with the nation's leading appellate litigators, win-loss records for practitioners and more. Sign up today!