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22 Feb, 2019

February 22nd: Recently Filed Petition

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Benjamin v. Felder Servs., L.L.C., filed on February 18th

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

1 Feb, 2019

February 1st: New Merits Brief

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Brief of State Appellees, in Va. House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, No. 18-281, filed on January 28th

 

 

To read this Supreme Court merits brief, or to review the Court’s docket for this case, click the heading to open this post, then follow the links!

1 Feb, 2019

February 1st: Recently Filed Petitions

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McKesson Corp. v. True Health Chiropractic, Inc., filed on January 25th

McKinzy v. Gaston, filed on January 25th

 

 

To read either of these Supreme Court petitions, click the heading to open this post, then follow the links!

3 Jan, 2019

Stats from the Supreme Court’s 2017 Term

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During the Supreme Court’s 2017 Term, the number of paid (booklet format) cases increased 11% while the number of in forma pauperis (IFP) filings decreased 3%.*
2017 Term

6,315 total filings

4,595 IFP filings

1,720 paid filings

2016 Term

6,305 total filings

4,755 IFP filings

1,550 paid filings

To place these numbers in perspective, there were 49,276 filings in the Federal Courts of Appeals […]

6 Dec, 2018

Special Project: Men’s And Women’s 50K Race Walk Events

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Every so often, a Cockle customer asks us to help prepare a special document, separate from the legal material that we typically print. Our friend and customer Paul DeMeester recently presented his “Submission in Support of the Men’s And Women’s 50K Race Walk Events” to the International Association of Athletics Federations, and we are happy […]

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 […]