Category Archives: Weekly Preview

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

The Week Ahead – November 7, 2016

In its sixth week of the October 2016 term, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in five cases. On Monday, the Court will hear National Labor Relations Board v. SW General, Inc., the outcome of which will affect the next President’s right to appoint senior officials to temporarily fill vacancies in the executive branch. The … Continue reading The Week Ahead – November 7, 2016

The Week Ahead in the Supreme Court — October 31, 2016

On Monday the Court will hear arguments in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools and Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. In Fry, the court will decide if those seeking damages by suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act, must exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a lawsuit. Stacy and Brent Fry brought a … Continue reading The Week Ahead in the Supreme Court — October 31, 2016

The Week Ahead in the Supreme Court–October 10, 2016

The Court will hear arguments in three cases during week two of the October 2016 Term. The Court is not sitting on Monday due to Columbus Day, nor is it sitting on Wednesday, because of Yom Kipur. But it is hearing three cases on Tuesday. First, the Court will hear Samsung Electronics v. Apple, a … Continue reading The Week Ahead in the Supreme Court–October 10, 2016

The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court—October 3, 2016

Let the October 2016 Term commence! The Supreme Court term kicks off this week with five oral arguments. On Tuesday, the Court hears Bravo-Fernandez v. United States.  Security firm owner Juan Bravo-Fernandez was accused of bribing former Puerto Rican Senator, Hector Martinez-Maldonado. Both were convicted of violating a federal bribery statute, but the appellate court … Continue reading The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court—October 3, 2016

The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has four oral arguments scheduled this week. On Tuesday, the Court hears Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a First Amendment case regarding a police officer who was demoted based on his perceived political affiliation. Officer Heffernan was demoted because his superiors believed he was supporting the incumbent police chief’s opponent in an … Continue reading The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court