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The Supreme Court will sit again on Monday morning for the February sitting and will likey release several opinions. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Court has released 5-6 opinions in the first week of its February sitting over the last few years, and we have no reason to assume they won’t release [...]

Updated Term Case Index

I’ve updated the 2008 Term Case Index to reflect today’s opinion. With the opinions issued today, the Court’s total number of written opinions comes to 15, but that takes into account the 3 per curiam opinions that were decided without being docketed for oral arguments. The Court will likely be done accepting cases for this [...]

I’ve spent the last few days updating the look of the site and I’m very happy with the end result. I also updated the software that runs the site and, after a few nerve-racking hours, WordPress 2.7 was installed and running smoothly. Now here’s where you all come in. In the top-right corner of the [...]

2008 Term Index

I’ve started the 2008 Term Case Index and it’s included at the top of this page, or you can go here.

The Supreme Court is set to release DC v. Heller and two other cases this morning. The cases will be announced between 10:00am and 10:15am EST, and the opinions will be online minutes later. I’ll be posting my initial thoughts and opinions here, and I’ll be linking to others around the ‘net as they do [...]

Term Case Index Update

The Term Case Index for OT07 is now representative of everything the Court has handed down thus far in the term. As always, you can find it either along the top of the page or here. When the court hands down the remaining three cases from the term, I’ll post a complete statistical breakdown similar [...]

Chill Out re: Heller

Law blogs (or blawgs, if you’re a silly person) are going absolutely nuts over the impending Heller decision. Over at Volokh, the everawesome (and possibly evergreen) Professor Kerr has a post telling everyone to come back tomorrow and one commenter asks: On what day of the term was Brown v. Board of Education released? This [...]

Upcoming Week

The Court is likely to release quite a few cases this week. There are 10 cases left in the term and the Court will release a few today and more on Wednesday or Thursday. In case you had noticed, I am in the process of preparing the Term Case Index for the end of the [...]

Are You A SCOTUS Fan?

An old friend of mine gave me a call yesterday and timidly asked if he could write for the blog. Of course I told him that he was always welcome but it reminded me to make it very clear that this website has an open invitation to anyone who is interested in the Court and [...]

Supreme Court news has been pretty dry for the past two weeks. The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases again on Tuesday and we can expect that it will release a few opinions in the upcoming week. Last year, the Court released five opinions during the third week in February.



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