Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

November 10, 2016 - Comments Off on Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing, instead claiming that it was too late in his term to be able to make such a critical nomination.  On Tuesday night, Merrick Garland may have lost his chance to ever get that hearing.  The Chief Judge on […]

Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

October 11, 2016 - Comments Off on Supreme Court hears first design patent case in more than a century

In 1894, the Supreme Court heard two parties argue over a patent for a new rug design.  In Dunlap v [...]

Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

June 14, 2016 - Comments Off on Louis Brandeis’ record for longest delay between nomination and confirmation to fall

It has been four months since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Supreme Court still has [...]

Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

June 12, 2016 - Comments Off on Judicial recusal 101 and Presidential politics 2016

Judicial disqualification, or recusal, occurs when a judge abstains from participating in a legal [...]

What is legal “standing”?

April 19, 2016 - 1 Comment

In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been [...]

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Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

November 10, 2016 - Comments Off on Trump election alters future of the Supreme Court

Justice Scalia died nearly nine months ago.  His seat remains vacant.  Republicans have denied [...]

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Children Sue Government Over Climate Change

November 17, 2015 - 1 Comment

Although many of them cannot vote or drive a car, dozens have joined together to sue several state [...]

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