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2 days 14 hours ago

As 2014 draws to a close, the Supreme Court has finished with its announcement of decisions for this year.  The Court issued opinions in 2 cases this week: (i) affirming (8-1) the decision in Heien v. North Carolina that reasonable mistakes about the law by police officers do not violate the Fourth Amendment and (ii) reversing (5-4) the decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens and holding that a notice of removal does not need evidentiary support, only a...

3 days 13 hours ago

Why do we care about what goes on behind closed doors at the Supreme Court? Do the justices have some sort of responsibility to ensure that the American people learn, at some point, the “inside” story of the Court? A recent article in the New Yorker by Jill Lepore on the theft of some of Justice Frankfurter’s papers, along with a provocative...

6 days 16 hours ago

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Why the Supreme Court might agree to hear a same-sex marriage case after all.

In January, the Court will hear a case...

1 week 1 day ago

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases on Wednesday, both involving whether equitable tolling applies to claims against the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act. I’m predicting the winners of the Supreme Court cases based on the number of questions asked during oral argument. For more about this method, see...

1 week 1 day ago

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed down its first two decisions of the Term.  As SCOTUSblog reports, the Court reversed the 9th Circuit decision regarding overtime pay in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk and affirmed the 8th Circuit’s decision regarding Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b)’s bar on juror-related evidence in Warger v. Shauers.  Both...