Category Archives: Weekly Roundup

Arguments: Week of March 19, 2018

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases, the most high-profile of which involves both free speech and reproductive rights. National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, to be argued on Tuesday, is a challenge to Caifornnia’s Reproductive FACT (Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency) Act, which passed … Continue reading Arguments: Week of March 19, 2018

Oral Arguments Review: Week of January 16

The Court had two days of oral argument last week. Tuesday, January 16 On Tuesday, the Court heard arguments in Dalmazzi v. United States and Hall v. Hall. In Dalmazzi (consolidated with Ortiz v. United States and Cox v. United States), the justices considered whether a military judge is statutorily or constitutionally precluded from serving … Continue reading Oral Arguments Review: Week of January 16

Oral Arguments Review: Week of January 8, 2018

Last week’s Supreme Court arguments featured the Fourth Amendment, voting rights, and disputes between states over water. On Monday, the Court heard arguments about two Fourth Amendment cases involving vehicles. First, the Court heard Byrd v. United States in which the issue was whether, under the Fourth Amendment, the driver of a rental car whose … Continue reading Oral Arguments Review: Week of January 8, 2018

Oral Arguments Review: Week of December 4, 2017

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in one of the biggest cases of the Term: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In this case, a baker who makes custom wedding cakes refused to provide a cake for a same-sex couple celebrating their marriage. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission found that he … Continue reading Oral Arguments Review: Week of December 4, 2017

Oral Arguments Review: Week of November 27

On Wednesday, the Court heard oral arguments in one of the most controversial cases of this term: Carpenter v. U.S. In Carpenter, the justices heard arguments on a Fourth Amendment issue asking whether people have a reasonable expectation of privacy when they relinquish specific information to a third party. In this case, the information is … Continue reading Oral Arguments Review: Week of November 27

Week in Review: Arguments and Opinion from the Week of November 6, 2017

The Court heard oral arguments in only two cases this week, previously discussed here, and it issued its first opinion of the Term. In Hamer v. Neighborhood Services of Chicago, argued on October 10, the Court unanimously held, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg, that a rule of appellate procedure governing extensions to file a … Continue reading Week in Review: Arguments and Opinion from the Week of November 6, 2017

Week in Review: Arguments from the Week of October 30, 2017

This week, the Supreme court heard arguments in four cases. As our weekly preview explained, this week’s cases raised questions about habeas procedure and appellate review standards, and reviewed the meaning of the tolling provision for state court claims in supplemental jurisdiction cases. On Monday, the Court heard arguments in two cases. The first was … Continue reading Week in Review: Arguments from the Week of October 30, 2017

Oral Arguments: Week of October 9, 2017

The week of October 9, the Supreme Court heard argument on only two days and in only three cases. (The Court was closed on Monday, October 10, for Columbus Day, and it had previously canceled oral argument in the travel ban cases, originally set for argument on Tuesday.) Nonetheless, as our pre-argument post explained, the … Continue reading Oral Arguments: Week of October 9, 2017

Weekly Roundup: Week of October 2, 2017

The Supreme Court has wrapped up the first week of oral arguments for this exciting and jam-packed term. Check out our post earlier this week for a description of the facts and issues in the case presented to the Court this week. And audio from the oral arguments is available at at Oyez. The Court … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Week of October 2, 2017

Week of June 26, 2017 at the Court – End of Term

The biggest news this week was the Supreme Court’s  decision to hear the travel ban cases while partially staying the lower court injunctions. The Court had before it two petitions for certiorari filed by the government — one from the Fourth Circuit and one from the Ninth Circuit, which had both upheld lower courts’ injunctions … Continue reading Week of June 26, 2017 at the Court – End of Term