Prof. Sheldon Nahmod previews the Court’s upcoming arguments in this Section 1983 case. You can read Prof. Nahmod’s full preview of the case at his blog, Nahmod Law.
Case: United States v. Alvarez The Court agreed on Monday, October 17 to hear arguments in a case addressing whether patently false statements are protected by the Freedom of Speech clause of the First Amendment. Specifically, the Court will examine the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, which makes it a crime for an individual to … Continue reading Freedom of Speech and False Statements
This week’s oral arguments before the Court are new available on Oyez. This Court heard arguments this week in: CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders Green v. Fisher Judulang v. Holder Pacific Operators Offshore v. Valladolid
Case: Blueford v. Arkansas The Court today agreed to hear a double jeopardy case, specifically addressing whether an accused murderer can be retried on all counts if the first jury deadlocks on lesser charges but acquits him of a greater offense. The case is No. 10-1320, Blueford v. Arkansas. You can read the full background … Continue reading Court Agrees to Hear Double Jeopardy Challenge
The Court hears arguments tomorrow, October 12, in an important Fourth Amendment search and seizure case, Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders. Prof. Carolyn Shapiro summarizes the question before the Court.
Case: Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California The audio + transcripts are now available for the cases argued in the session beginning October 3, 2011. The expanded player offers additional functions such as search, speaker locations in the time line, and clip creation. We have identified transcription errors but we have not corrected … Continue reading SCOTUS Audio+Transcripts Now Available
The Court hears arguments tomorrow, October 5th, in an important case in the realm of intellectual property. Prof. Ed Lee of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law shares some insights into the significance of Golan v. Holder.
The Supreme Court began its 2011 term today. Below, Prof. Carolyn Shapiro of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law highlights some of the interesting and important cases the Court has already slated for arguments.
Neil Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General, won a unanimous decision in a major climate case in the 2010 Term. But some states continue to sue polluters under their public nuisance laws. Katyal–now a partner at Hogan Lovells LLC–said: “I have to try really hard to come up with a lawsuit that’s less appropriate for the … Continue reading Should states sue polluters under state common law?