Category Archives: Weekly Preview

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

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