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11 Nov, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Supreme Court History: The First 100 Years

2019-11-11T21:40:11+00:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

  This is the second post in our multi-part series which covers the history of the Court—from establishment and its first 100 years to landmark cases and the Court’s future.  Our first installment detailing the Court’s establishment is available here. * * * At its founding the United States Supreme Court was an appellate court—a [...]

13 Mar, 2018

Supreme Court Trivia

2019-03-18T18:47:13+00:00March 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

  “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” –Arthur Conan Doyle From the installation of a frozen-yogurt machine to verified Klu Klux Klan membership–here are 25 SCOTUS facts you didn’t know you needed to know: Curriculum Vitae: Excluding Senate confirmation, there are no formal requirements for becoming a Supreme Court Justice. 57%, or [...]

18 Aug, 2016

Stats, Damned Stats, and Statistics

2019-03-18T18:47:20+00:00August 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

  SCOTUSblog’s Kedar Bhatia released his annual Stat Pack for the October Term 2015 last week – an invaluable resource for the Supreme Court community.  You can access the Stat Pack in full, here.  Here are my top ten takeaways: Merits Stage Cases (80 total) Opinions were released in just 63 cases this term. Four cases [...]

12 Sep, 2014

FASCINATING SUPREME COURT FACTS

2019-03-18T18:47:34+00:00September 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

  “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain. From the installation of a frozen-yogurt machine to verified KKK membership, the history of the United States Supreme Court and its Justices is filled with fascinating facts. Curriculum Vitae: Excluding Senate confirmation, there are no formal requirements for becoming a [...]