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23 Oct, 2017

Which Supreme Court Justice Will Rule On Your Extension?

2019-03-18T18:47:14+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Though the Clerk of the Supreme Court is empowered by Rule 30.4 to act upon most applications and motions which seek an enlargement of a filing deadline, he is specifically prohibited from acting on an application to extend the time to file a petition for writ of certiorari.  All such applications must be addressed to and acted [...]

4 Aug, 2017

Posner: Supreme Court Should Have 19 Members

2019-03-18T18:47:15+00:00August 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Judge Richard Posner, Circuit Judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, believes the Supreme Court needs a shakeup.  “If you had 19 members you would inevitably have more diversity,” he told Professor Luigi Zingales during a recent discussion [...]

7 Feb, 2017

Supreme Court Justice Salaries

2019-03-18T18:47:18+00:00February 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

  While not compensated with the same seven-figure salaries as some attorneys who appear before the Court, Supreme Court Justices are well compensated and receive a bevy of job-related benefits. According to the latest figures, Chief Justice Roberts earns an annual salary of $255,500 while Associate Justices receive $244,400 per year.  By comparison, the President [...]

17 Nov, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:19+00:00November 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Donald Trump’s presidency will undoubtedly have a lasting effect on the shape of the Supreme Court. Since 1789, there have been 112 justices on the Supreme Court. Having the opportunity to appoint a new justice is one of the prize opportunities for a president. With the right young justice, a president can influence American [...]

3 Nov, 2015

“Do Not’s” – as Mandated by the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:24+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

  In the Supreme Court’s Guide for Counsel in Cases to be Argued, the Court provides a detailed and often entertaining list of tips for attorneys preparing cases for oral argument.  The phrase “do not” appears 15 times in the 19 page handbook.  Here are some of the more interesting “suggestions.” Do not “correct” a [...]

22 Oct, 2015

Our Next President and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:24+00:00October 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 [...]

15 Sep, 2015

Supreme Court Visitors Guide to Oral Argument

2019-03-18T18:47:25+00:00September 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Some lawyers view oral argument as a mere formality, especially in courts that make a practice of reading briefs in advance.  These attorneys think, ‘what can a few minutes of argument add to what a judge has already learned from reading pages-and-pages of my well researched, persuasive brief?.’ But as wise lawyers know, oral argument [...]

18 Nov, 2014

Compensation of Supreme Court Justices

2019-03-18T18:47:32+00:00November 18th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

  While not rewarded with the same seven-figure salaries as some attorneys who appear before the Court, Supreme Court Justices are well compensated and receive a bevy of job-related benefits. According to the latest figures, Chief Justice Roberts earns an annual salary of $255,500 while Associate Justices receive $244,400 per year.  By comparison, the President of [...]

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 [...]