Category Archives: OT 2017

This Week at the Supreme Court – Week of October 9, 2017

This coming week, the Court will hear oral arguments in three cases, all of which present major civil and appellate procedural issues. On Tuesday, following a day off on Monday for Columbus Day, the Court will hear oral arguments in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. The case presents the question of whether Federal … Continue reading This Week at the Supreme Court – Week of October 9, 2017

Weekly Roundup: Week of October 2, 2017

The Supreme Court has wrapped up the first week of oral arguments for this exciting and jam-packed term. Check out our post earlier this week for a description of the facts and issues in the case presented to the Court this week. And audio from the oral arguments is available at at Oyez. The Court … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Week of October 2, 2017

New Cases for the Court: The September 2017 Long Conference

The Supreme Court has just announced that it will hear eleven new cases in the Term that begins on Monday. Between the end of June and the beginning of September every year, the Supreme Court is on recess. Over the summer, many of the Justices travel or teach. New law clerks begin work as well, … Continue reading New Cases for the Court: The September 2017 Long Conference

A Look Ahead at the Week at the Supreme Court

Monday marks the start of a new term at the Supreme Court. By all accounts, this looks to be a major term for the justices, stocked full of high-profile cases; Justice Ginsburg has already declared it to be “momentous.”   The term kicks off Monday morning with arguments in three consolidated cases: Epic Systems Corporation … Continue reading A Look Ahead at the Week at the Supreme Court

Gill v. Whitford Oral Argument Preview

Next Tuesday the Court will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a controversial and widely anticipated case about partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. In addition to reviewing the district court’s analysis and holding, the Court will have to answer the basic question of whether partisan gerrymandering cases even present issues that courts are able to … Continue reading Gill v. Whitford Oral Argument Preview

Teaching About the Supreme Court

Although the beginning of the Supreme Court’s October Term 2017 is still over a month away, at many law schools, the fall semester is up and running. Here at Chicago-Kent, I’m teaching a course I developed several years ago called “Supreme Court Review.” It’s a terrific course to teach. The subject matter—the past, present, and … Continue reading Teaching About the Supreme Court