Category Archives: Weekly Preview

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

The Week Ahead – February 13, 2017

The Court has no oral arguments scheduled for this week, but will have Conference on Friday. Late on Thursday, the Ninth Circuit declined to issue a stay of the district court’s TRO of President Trump’s travel ban. It also set a schedule for full briefing. On Friday, the Ninth Circuit issued an order, prompted by … Continue reading The Week Ahead – February 13, 2017

The Week Ahead – February 6, 2017

The Supreme Court is still in recess this week, but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch means that the Court remains in the spotlight. Vice President Pence gave a speech to the conservative Federalist Society in Philadelphia last week, and according to CBS News, he stated that an attempt by the Democrats to filibuster the … Continue reading The Week Ahead – February 6, 2017

The Week Ahead – January 30, 2017

The Supreme Court is currently in recess and will not meet again until its February 17 conference, but President Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday. In an interview with Sean Hannity at FOX News, Trump hinted that he was closing in on his nominee selection, stating: “I have made my … Continue reading The Week Ahead – January 30, 2017

The Week Ahead – January 23, 2017

The Court is not scheduled to hear any arguments this week and is in recess until February 17. Nonetheless, this morning it issued orders from last week’s Conference. (Grants were announced last week, and we discussed them here.) The most notable news from this morning’s Orders List is that the Court declined Texas’s request to … Continue reading The Week Ahead – January 23, 2017

The Week Ahead – January 16, 2017

The Court has another busy week ahead. Over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday, the Court will hear arguments in four cases, issue orders from its January 17 conference, and possibly hand down opinions. Come Thursday, the Court will meet for conference. The Court did not sit on Monday, January 16, the federal holiday honoring … Continue reading The Week Ahead – January 16, 2017

The Week Ahead – January 9, 2017

The Court’s first week of hearing arguments after the holidays will be busy. The week’s schedule includes arguments in five cases. On Monday the Court will first hear Nelson v. Colorado, a case deciding whether the state’s Exoneration Act violates the due process clause of the 14th Amendment. Under the statute, individuals whose convictions have … Continue reading The Week Ahead – January 9, 2017

The Week Ahead – December 5, 2016

The Court will kick off this week by hearing oral arguments in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia Board of Elections on Monday. After the Virginia General Assembly redrew its legislative districts, the plaintiffs sued, alleging that race was a predominant factor in the redistricting. The Court will have to decide if Virginia’s political leaders unconstitutionally gerrymandered the … Continue reading The Week Ahead – December 5, 2016

The Week Ahead – November 28, 2016

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases. On Monday the Court will hear arguments in Beckles v. United States. Travis Beckles was convicted in 2007 of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The presentence investigation found Beckles to be an armed career criminal. He also was considered a “career … Continue reading The Week Ahead – November 28, 2016

The Week Ahead – November 21, 2016

This week, the Supreme Court will not hear any oral arguments but will be holding Conference on November 22. SCOTUSblog discusses some of the petitions likely under consideration. One interesting petition the Court is expected to review is Broom v. Ohio. This capital case from the Supreme Court of Ohio addresses the case of respondent … Continue reading The Week Ahead – November 21, 2016