Category Archives: Weekly Preview

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

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