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5 Mar, 2010

Court News for the First Week of March

2019-03-18T18:48:13+00:00March 5th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It was another hectic week at the Court, starting with an order in Kiyemba v. Obama, No 08-1234, where the Court remanded “in light of new developments.”  One of those developments was the fact that all seven petitioners were offered settlements in other countries.   On Monday, the Court granted certiorari in Michigan v. Bryant, No. [...]

29 Jan, 2010

McDonald v. City of Chicago—The Reply Brief

2019-03-18T18:48:14+00:00January 29th, 2010|Tags: , , , |

Today, Cockle filed the Petitioner’s Reply Brief in McDonald v. City of Chicago, No. 08-1521. In that brief, McDonald’s counsel of record, Alan Gura, once again calls on the Court to overrule The Slaughterhouse Cases, 83 U.S. (16 Wall.) 36 (1873), or in the alternative, hold that the Due Process Clause incorporates the Second Amendment [...]

5 Jan, 2010

Oral Argument Schedule for January through March 2010

2010-11-24T18:54:16+00:00January 5th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Supreme Court has set the oral argument schedule for January, February and March of this year.  Among the standout cases are: Briscoe v. Virginia, No. 07-11191 (argument date January 11th)    In Briscoe, the Court will be confronted with the question of what procedure is required by the Confrontation Clause with regard to lab reports [...]

17 Nov, 2009

Does the Right to Bear Arms Apply to the States?

2019-03-18T18:48:14+00:00November 17th, 2009|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, the Petitioner’s merits brief and joint appendix were filed in perhaps the most watched case of this young Supreme Court Term. In McDonald v. City of Chicago, No. 08-1521, the Court will determine whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms is applicable against the states. The case has drawn notable interest from both [...]

30 Sep, 2009

Supreme Court Grants Ten Petitions

2019-03-18T18:48:14+00:00September 30th, 2009|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court issued an order list today granting review on ten cert. petitions. The so-called “long conference” was heavy with cases involving criminal law. Six petitions covering a range of issues from the Miranda rule to terrorism were granted. The order list can be viewed here The long conference also advanced a case testing [...]