Category Archives: Weekly Preview

The Week Ahead – April 24, 2017

This morning, the Court issued orders from the April 21 Conference, and convened to hear arguments in McWilliams v. Dunn and Davila v. Davis. The Order List was somewhat anticlimactic, as the Court did not grant any new cases. Many were expecting to see some grants now that Justice Gorsuch has joined the Court, but … Continue reading The Week Ahead – April 24, 2017

The Week Ahead – April 17, 2017

The Court began the week by welcoming Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the bench. As Richard Wolf of USA Today reports, Gorsuch was not shy about asking questions, and his questions focused forcefully on the text of the statutes the Court was considering. On Monday, the Court also issued its Orders List from the first … Continue reading The Week Ahead – April 17, 2017

The Week Ahead – April 10, 2017

As of this morning, with the swearing in of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court is back to its full complement of nine justices. As The Los Angeles Times reports, Gorsuch had two swearing-in ceremonies. The first was a private ceremony at the Supreme Court, at which Chief Justice Roberts presided and, Mark Walsh of … Continue reading The Week Ahead – April 10, 2017

The Week Ahead – April 3, 2017

As ISCOTUSnow noted earlier today, this is showdown week for the Gorsuch nomination. Since this morning’s post, there have been two big developments. First, as expected, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of confirming Gorsuch on a party-line vote. Second, as was less certain, enough Democrats announced their intention to vote against cloture, which … Continue reading The Week Ahead – April 3, 2017

The Week Ahead – March 27, 2017

The Court has oral arguments in eight cases scheduled for this week. On Monday, the Court will hear arguments in four cases, three of which are consolidated. The three consolidated cases of Dignity Health v. Rollins, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System v. Kaplan present the issue of whether the … Continue reading The Week Ahead – March 27, 2017

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 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

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

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

The Week Ahead – February 20, 2017

The February sitting of the Supreme Court will begin on Tuesday, February 21, as the Court will be observing President’s Day on Monday. Orders from Friday’s Conference are expected on Tuesday, and opinions may be handed down on Wednesay. On Tuesday, the Court will hear arguments in Hernandez v. Mesa and McClane Company v. EEOC. … Continue reading The Week Ahead – February 20, 2017