Category Archives: Term

The Gorsuch Report—Confirmation Hearings (Halftime Report)

It was a long day for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. For over eleven hours yesterday, the 10th Circuit judge answered questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Each senator had thirty minutes to question Judge Gorsuch (or, as was often the case, to deliver monologues with question marks at the end). The second day of … Continue reading The Gorsuch Report—Confirmation Hearings (Halftime Report)

The Week Ahead – March 20, 2015

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing began on Monday in front the Senate Judiciary Committee. ISCOTUS co-director Carolyn Shapiro is live tweeting much of the hearing, and you can follow her at @cshaplaw. ISCOTUSnow will also have regular posts throughout the week about the hearing. Monday’s session was devoted opening statements by the Senators and by … Continue reading The Week Ahead – March 20, 2015

The Gorsuch Report—Confirmation Hearings Day 1

It’s finally here. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins its confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch to become the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch has been busy during the seven weeks since President Trump nominated him. He has met with 72 senators. He has been studying, going over his own opinions … Continue reading The Gorsuch Report—Confirmation Hearings Day 1

Weekly Roundup – March 17, 2017

Litigation over the President’s travel bans continues. Earlier this week, judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued orders preventing President Trump’s second travel-ban Executive Order from taking effect. In Hawaii, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson imposed a nationwide temporary restraining order after finding that “a reasonable, objective observer … would conclude that the executive order was … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – March 17, 2017

The Week Ahead – March 13, 2017

The Supreme Court has no oral arguments scheduled this week. The only official activity on its calendar is its Conference scheduled for Friday, March 17. SCOTUSblog maintains a running list of petitions they are watching. Some of those petitions have been relisted, in some cases multiple times, meaning that they have been on the list … Continue reading The Week Ahead – March 13, 2017

Weekly Roundup – March 10, 2017

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) This week the Supreme Court issued orders on Monday. The Court remanded Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., the case about transgender students’ bathroom access, back to … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – March 10, 2017

The Week Ahead – March 6, 2017

On Monday morning, the Court issued orders and announced two opinions from the bench. The most notable order was its decision in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. to remand to the lower courts in light of the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind guidance related to transgender students’ bathroom access. This order does not end … Continue reading The Week Ahead – March 6, 2017

Weekly Roundup – March 3, 2017

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) The Supreme Court issued an important opinion this week in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections. Bethune- Hill involves a challenge to Virginia’s state legislative districts. … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – March 3, 2017

The Week Ahead — February 27, 2017

This week the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in three cases. On Monday, the Court will hear argument in Packingham v. North Carolina, and Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions. At the center of Packingham is the constitutionality of a North Carolina statute that prohibits registered sex offenders from using websites that allow users to communicate … Continue reading The Week Ahead — February 27, 2017

Weekly Roundup – February 24, 2017

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) After observing the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, the Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday and one Wednesday. Before Tuesday’s arguments, however, Acting Solicitor … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – February 24, 2017