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, [...]
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Legal minds on legal matters and whatever else strikes our fancy.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Today we filed a petition for rehearing in No. 17-1571, Marranca v. Loytsker.
Today we filed a petition for rehearing in No. 17-1537, Morrison v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., et al.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mathena v. Malvo, filed on August 17th To read this Supreme Court petition, click the heading to open this post, then follow the link!
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 [...]
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!