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15 Apr, 2020

SCOTUS Temporarily Modifies Filing Requirements

2020-11-13T13:56:28-06:00April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

APRIL 15, 2020 OMAHA, NE On April 15, the Supreme Court issued a temporary order in light of the ongoing public health concerns relating to COVID-19.  The Court has relaxed some of its formatting and filing requirements for petition stage filers.  Petition stage filers have the option to file one formatted or unformatted copy on [...]

14 Apr, 2020

Remote Alternatives in International Courts

2020-04-14T13:30:38-05:00April 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, courts around the world began closing their doors, only to open new modes of communication online and over the telephone.  Technology became an operational lifeline.  The virus has unearthed the potential of underutilized tools long resisted by judges and court administrative staff.  "Remote court" -- from telephonic hearings to video [...]

3 Apr, 2020

Business As Usual: Paper Copy Filings

2020-04-03T14:55:40-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

  Though the Supreme Court cancelled its March argument session and extended deadlines for many cases, paper copy filing continues unencumbered here at Cockle. As Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law reported yesterday, "It seems unlikely that the pandemic will spur a shift [at One First Street]. 'Paper filings are still required,' said Patricia McCabe, [...]

27 Mar, 2020

COVID-19: U.S. Prison System’s Response to Pandemic

2020-03-27T10:41:35-05:00March 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

  Over 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. This makes our prisons a virtual petri dish for the spread of viral illness. In an effort to slow the onset of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. prison system, many prisons have been forced to quickly change their daily operations. Prisons in Arizona and [...]

25 Mar, 2020

Supreme Court Attempts Social Distancing

2020-03-25T09:22:42-05:00March 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

  The outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States has transformed from a looming risk to an outright pandemic. The CDC has emphasized the need to engage in “social distancing” and avoid group settings in order to combat the spread of the virus. The government-announced public and private restrictions become seemingly more stringent with each [...]