Category Archives: OT 2014

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 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 – January 7, 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 held its first Conference of the new year on Friday, January 6, and orders are expected to be released on Monday morning. The Court … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – January 7, 2017

Chicago Tonight discussion on the Supreme Court under President Trump

Professor and ISCOTUS codirector Carolyn Shapiro appeared on Chicago Tonight last evening, with other panelists, to discuss the future of the Supreme Court under President Trump. The panelists agreed that filling Justice Scalia’s seat is unlikely to lead to much change in the Court’s ideological balance.  But even with additional nominations, Shapiro  is “skeptical that … Continue reading Chicago Tonight discussion on the Supreme Court under President Trump

The Week Ahead – November 14, 2016

The Supreme Court’s scheduled activity this week consists of orders from its November 10 conference, issued on Monday, November 14. The Court did not add any new cases to its docket. It did not act on a number of cases that had been relisted, suggesting that those cases are still under consideration, that the Court … Continue reading The Week Ahead – November 14, 2016

Weekly Roundup – November 11, 2016

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.) Commentary about the effect of the election on the Court has begun. Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times discusses the possible repercussions on the Supreme Court, … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – November 11, 2016

Weekly Roundup–October 28, 2016

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 Court did not hear any arguments, but the Justices are meeting to discuss cert petitions at Conference on October 28. SCOTUSblog reports on some … Continue reading Weekly Roundup–October 28, 2016

The Week Ahead in the Supreme Court–October 24, 2016

The Supreme Court will not hear any arguments this week. (It generally hears arguments two weeks each month between October and April.) As we wait for arguments to resume on October 31, some are speculating the eight-member Court is granting certiorari in fewer cases because of the justices’ concern about ties. But a column in … Continue reading The Week Ahead in the Supreme Court–October 24, 2016

The Term Begins: The Long Conference

By ISCOTUS Co-Director Carolyn Shapiro The Supreme Court’s new Term officially begins on the first Monday in October with oral arguments (although this year, due to Rosh Hashanah, it will be the first Tuesday in October). But before that happens, the Court has some very important business. The justices have not met since the end … Continue reading The Term Begins: The Long Conference

Remembering Yogi Berra (and Earl Warren)

On April 5, 1979, the New York Times ran on its Op-Ed page a piece by Yale Law Professor Robert Cover titled “Your Law-Baseball Quiz.” Each of the six questions began with the name of a Supreme Court Justice, followed by a list of four Major League Baseball players. The object of the quiz was … Continue reading Remembering Yogi Berra (and Earl Warren)