Judge Merrick Garland, nominated by President Obama to the Supreme Court, lost his remaining chance for confirmation hearings after Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton  in Tuesday's election.

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 […]

The Supreme Court heard its first design patent case in more than a century today as Samsung and Apple argued over damages previously awarded to Apple.

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 [...]

In 1916, Justice Louis Brandeis waited a record 125 days after President Wilson nominated him to the Supreme Court before the Senate confirmed him.  Merrick Garland will break that record on July 20th.

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 [...]

Judge Gonzalo Curiel was accused by Donald Trump of being biased against him because of the judge's heritage in an ongoing Trump University legal case.

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 [...]

Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of arguments United States v. Texas.  April 18, 2016.  Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

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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Judge Merrick Garland, nominated by President Obama to the Supreme Court, lost his remaining chance for confirmation hearings after Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton  in Tuesday's election.

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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Victoria Barrett discusses her participation in climate change lawsuit on The Weather Channel.

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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