Category Archives: Weekly Roundup

This Week at the Court – Week of May 29, 2017

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued three opinions and announced that will hear a case involving voter registration next Term. In one of the three opinions the Court issued on Tuesday, County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, the Court held, in a unanimous (8-0) opinion by Justice Alito that an officer’s reasonable use of force … Continue reading This Week at the Court – Week of May 29, 2017

Weekly Roundup – May 25, 2017

On Monday, in Cooper v. Harris, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision to strike down two North Carolina congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. Since the opinion’s release, the case has continued to garner attention. Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times argues that Cooper highlights the Court’s role “as a forum for … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – May 25, 2017

The Week of May 22, 2017 at the Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued three opinions and its Order List from last week’s Conference. The most newsworthy of the decided cases, Cooper v. Harris, involved a challenge to two congressional districts in North Carolina. The plaintiffs  alleged that the districts were an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The three-judge district court agreed, and the case … Continue reading The Week of May 22, 2017 at the Court

This Week at the Court – May 15, 2017

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its Order List from last week’s Conference and also issued opinions in three cases. Perhaps the biggest news of the day was the Court’s denial of certiorari in North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. The North Carolina case involved a challenge to the state’s particularly … Continue reading This Week at the Court – May 15, 2017

Weekly Roundup – April 28, 2017

This week, the Court heard arguments in seven cases and issued an opinion in one. Perhaps the most high profile case of the week was the last one, particularly in light of the Trump administration’s aggressive enforcement of immigration laws. Maslenjak v. United States asks whether a naturalized citizen may be stripped of her citizenship … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – April 28, 2017

The Weekly Roundup – April 21, 2016

Having a full complement of justices can be a matter of life and death, as became clear this week. In Justice Gorsuch’s first vote as a Supreme Court Justice, he provided fifth vote to overturn a stay issued by the Eighth Circuit, thus allowing Arkansas to proceed with the first in a series of executions, … Continue reading The Weekly Roundup – April 21, 2016

Weekly Roundup – (delayed from) April 14, 2017

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) On Monday, April 10, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the next associate Supreme Court justice, filling the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia which remained … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – (delayed from) April 14, 2017

Weekly Roundup – April 7, 2017

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) The big news this week involved the Senate’s action on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to replace Justice Scalia. This morning, the Senate confirmed Gorsuch on a 55-45 … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – April 7, 2017

Week in Review – March 31, 2017

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) In the first of two opinions issued this week, the Supreme Court overturned a death penalty ruling on Tuesday. In Moore v. Texas, Bobby James Moore was … Continue reading Week in Review – March 31, 2017

Week in Review – March 24, 2016

Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow @ISCOTUS on Twitter.) The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in six cases this week: Murr v. Wisconsin, Howell v. Howell, City of Los Angeles v. Mendez, Water Splash v. Menon, … Continue reading Week in Review – March 24, 2016