/Tag: 2016
13 Jul, 2017

The Vacancy and the 2016 Term

2019-03-18T18:47:16-05:00July 13th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Court released the final decisions of the 2016 Term on Monday, June 26th, bringing the total number of opinions issued by the mostly short-handed bench to 69. In contrast, the 2015 term saw the release of 80 merits opinions, indicating the empty seat did have a significant effect on justices as they filled the [...]

5 Jul, 2017

SCOTUSblog Stat Pack Alert!

2019-03-18T18:47:16-05:00July 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

  SCOTUSblog’s Kedar Bhatia released his annual Stat Pack for the October Term 2016 (OT16) last week – an invaluable resource for the Supreme Court community.  You can access the Stat Pack in full, here.  Here are my top takeaways: Total Merits Opinions Released: 69 (the lowest number since OT07 – also 69) The United [...]

22 Oct, 2015

Our Next President and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:24-05:00October 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” – William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. There will be no shortage of consequential issues at stake during the 2016 presidential election.  But one issue looms larger than the rest, at least to [...]