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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, [...]

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 [...]

6 Sep, 2019

Justice Kavanaugh’s First Year Impact

2019-09-06T17:00:20-05:00September 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Last September, 20 million people watched a combative Brett Kavanaugh defend himself and his judicial record during a contentious week of confirmation hearings.  The Senate ultimately confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in a 50-48 vote, largely split down party lines. With Kavanaugh’s second term set to begin October 1, we take a look at [...]

1 Jul, 2019

Amicus Curiae Dos and Don’ts

2019-10-18T18:32:49-05:00July 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Amicus curiae briefs can play an important role in Supreme Court advocacy by bringing relevant facts and argument to the Court’s attention that the parties have not addressed.  Therefore, Amici have a unique opportunity to shape the outcome of a decision. The incidence of Amicus curiae participation in the Supreme Court has increased dramatically over [...]

3 Oct, 2018

The Supreme Court Starts One Justice Down

2019-03-18T18:47:12-05:00October 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

The Supreme Court began its new term Monday without nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Sitting with eight Justices – just like the beginning of the 2016 term – Chief Justice John Roberts found his courtroom mired in a political battle over President Trump’s controversial choice to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat. Republicans had hoped to have Kavanaugh confirmed [...]

7 Jun, 2018

Supreme Court Petition Checklist

2020-05-12T16:06:07-05:00June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Pilots are required to learn and use checklists for every aspect of flight, from preparing for take-off to dealing with equipment malfunction. It was a checklist that helped Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffery Skiles safely land their US Airways flight in the Hudson River after the plane’s engines were damaged by a flock [...]

4 Aug, 2017

Posner: Supreme Court Should Have 19 Members

2019-03-18T18:47:15-05:00August 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 [...]