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9 Aug, 2019

Supreme Court Sets Sights on Guns

2019-08-09T20:34:28+00:00August 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

After mass shootings in Texas and Ohio earlier this month, public pressure to reform gun laws has been largely focused on Congress and the President.  However, the Supreme Court appears poised to address two significant Second Amendment issues for the first time in a decade. Petition Stage: Sandy Hook Victims No. 19-168; Remington Arms v. [...]

7 Jul, 2015

Percentage of Supreme Court Petitions Granted, With Links!

2019-03-18T18:47:26+00:00July 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

The overwhelming majority of cases decided by federal courts of appeals and state supreme courts are not credible candidates for certiorari.  Here’s a helpful cheat sheet regarding Supreme Court grant rates:         In Forma Pauperis petitions: .1%         Booklet format petitions: 4%         Percentage of merits-docket comprised of Cockle petitions: 14% Below you’ll find a [...]