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10 Jul, 2019

Stat Pack Released with Term in Rearview

2019-07-10T21:14:37+00:00July 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

SCOTUSblog released its annual Stat Pack for the October Term 2018 last week—an invaluable resource for the Supreme Court community.  You can access the Stat Pack in full, here.  SCOTUSblog’s Adam Feldman provided such a well written summary that I want to quote entirely from his piece here.  Please read the original in full: Adam [...]

9 Nov, 2011

Did Congress Preempt State-Law Tort Claims Made by Railroad Maintenance Workers?

2019-03-18T18:47:50+00:00November 9th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., No. 10-879, on whether the Locomotive Inspection Act preempts state-law tort claims relating to locomotive repairs. I had the honor of previewing the case at SCOTUS Blog today, which you can find here. Attorney David C. Frederick of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, [...]

1 Sep, 2009

A Cockle-Printed Petition Is A Strong Candidate For Review

2019-03-18T18:48:15+00:00September 1st, 2009|Tags: , , |

There is a strong prospect of Supreme Court review in Heneford v. Castaneda, et al. (No. 08-1547) according to an article posted today in SCOTUS blog. Given that there is a direct conflict among federal courts of appeals on the question of immunity for U.S. Public Health Service personnel, and because the Solicitor General also [...]

31 Aug, 2009

SCOTUS Blog Notes A Cockle Brief

2019-03-18T18:48:15+00:00August 31st, 2009|Tags: , , , |

Recently, SCOTUS blog posted an article on Brown, et al., v. Hovatter, et al., No. 09-231. The case could provide the Supreme Court with an opportunity to clarify a little known part of the Constitution—the Dormant Commerce Clause. The post (and a PDF version of the brief that Cockle printed) can be viewed here.