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!
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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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own…. Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not. -- Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr The Supreme Court on [...]
Morrison v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., filed on May 11th To read this Supreme Court petition, click the heading to open this post, then follow the link!
“I believe we’re going to have another Supreme Court justice this year. I think Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer.” – Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. Rumors of Justice Kennedy’s impending retirement have persisted for the last three years. With six weeks left in the 2017 term – Kennedy’s 30th year as [...]
As the October 2017 term winds down, all eyes are on Justice Kennedy for any indications that he will announce his retirement from the bench. While there have been no new rumors or public signs that he intends to retire, both Republicans and Democrats have been monitoring the situation closely as a vacancy would likely [...]
“I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were.” – Bill James, baseball historian There may be no more daunting task in all Supreme Court practice than distilling a 9,000 word cert. petition down to one or two questions presented. This level of difficulty should come as no surprise—only the [...]
Generally, filings submitted by parties represented by counsel must be submitted through the Court’s electronic filing system. When filing any type of brief, electronic filing is in addition to paper copy filing. However, the following seven documents are submitted only through the Court’s electronic filing system: Motions for an extension of time (and responses [...]