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26 Oct, 2018

Sandra Day O’Connor to Step Away from Public Life, Citing Dementia

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says she has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and will step away from public life. O’Connor, 88, was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan as the first female Supreme Court justice of the United States in 1981.

O’Connor served on the nation’s highest court for […]

25 Oct, 2018

Petition for Rehearing Filed

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Today we filed a petition for rehearing in No. 17-1571, Marranca v. Loytsker.

 

23 Oct, 2018

Petition for Rehearing Filed

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Today we filed a petition for rehearing in No. 17-1537, Morrison v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., et al.

3 Oct, 2018

The Supreme Court Starts One Justice Down

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The Supreme Court began its new term Monday without nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Sitting with eight Justices – just like the beginning of the 2016 term – Chief Justice John Roberts found his courtroom mired in a political battle over President Trump’s controversial choice to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat.

Republicans had hoped to have Kavanaugh confirmed in […]

17 Sep, 2018

Supreme Court Motion Practice

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Supreme Court Rule 21 governs motion practice, which often involves routine matters of procedure that don’t go to the merits of a case.  Counsel is advised to concisely state what relief is requested and the reason it should be granted.  These filings are either acted upon directly by the Clerk’s Office or forwarded to the Justices for […]

17 Aug, 2018

August 17th: Recently Filed Petition

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Mathena v. Malvo, filed on August 17th

 

To read this Supreme Court petition, click the heading to open this post, then follow the link!

7 Aug, 2018

Supreme Court Joint Appendix Checklist

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Pilots are required to learn and use checklists for every aspect of flight, from preparing for take-off to dealing with equipment malfunction. It was a checklist that helped Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffery Skiles safely land their US Airways flight in the Hudson River after the plane’s engines were damaged by a flock […]

13 Jul, 2018

July 13th: Recently Filed Petition

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Dabbs v. Anne Arundel Cnty., filed on July 6th

 

To read this Supreme Court petition, click the heading to open this post, then follow the link!

 

20 Jun, 2018

Reply Brief Filed

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Morrison v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., No. 17-1537, filed on June 20th.

 

To read this Supreme Court petition, click the heading to open this post, then follow the link!

13 Jun, 2018

Supreme Court Electronic Filing FAQs

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Who is required to file electronically?

Any party represented by an attorney in the Supreme Court.

Are pro se filers eligible to file through the system?

No.

Will documents submitted on paper by pro se filers be made available on the Court’s docket?

Yes. These filings will be scanned by the Clerk’s Office and made available on the Court’s docket. […]