180 ABA Journal Supreme Court Report articles.
If Justice Anthony Kennedy decides to retire under President Trump, he would be following a long tradition of justices consciously leaving the court under a president of the same party who appointed them. A more complicated question is whether justices also seek to time their retirements with political or ideological goals in mind—and whether they have been successful.
May 1, 2018 1:35 AM CDT
In South Dakota v. Wayfair, set for argument today before the U.S. Supreme Court, justices will consider whether to overrule its 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota and uphold a law that requires most out-of-state internet retailers to collect sales tax.
Apr 1, 2018 2:15 AM CDT
A law aimed largely at the field of crisis pregnancy centers, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, will be argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar 1, 2018 2:15 AM CST
How far can law enforcement authorities go when seeking electronically stored information outside the United States? The U.S. Supreme Court takes up this issue Tuesday in United States v. Microsoft.
Feb 1, 2018 2:15 AM CST
Larry Harmon, a software engineer and U.S. Navy veteran from Kent, Ohio, typically has voted in presidential and gubernatorial elections. But starting with the 2010 midterms and continuing into the…
Jan 1, 2018 3:15 AM CST
The Supreme Court ruling in Carpenter v. United States, being heard by the court Wednesday, will affect cell towers and individuals’ data from email, smart watches, activity-tracker bands and smart appliances.
Dec 1, 2017 1:20 AM CST
A Supreme Court case pits the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion against anti-discrimination law.
Nov 1, 2017 1:30 AM CDT
After lengthy deliberation and study, the court will require electronic filing of briefs, initially only by parties represented by attorneys.
Oct 1, 2017 3:00 AM CDT
In Pavan v. Smith, the court issued a per curiam decision, over the published dissent of three justices, that requires the state of Arkansas to treat the issuance of birth certificates for the children of same-sex married couples exactly as it does for opposite-sex married couples.
Sep 1, 2017 1:50 AM CDT
This Supreme Court term turned out to be important for civil procedure, with three significant rulings on personal jurisdiction—when a court has control of the particular parties in a case.
Aug 1, 2017 1:20 AM CDT
Could this be the end of out-of-town patent lawyers flocking to Marshall, Texas? They’ve become known for showing up in luxury cars, ordering catered gourmet meals for their trial war rooms and running up expensive hotel tabs. That’s the future some observers predict for the top destination for patent infringement lawsuits after a U.S. Supreme Court decision limited the venues where such suits may be filed.
Jul 1, 2017 1:35 AM CDT
Many observers believe the U.S. Supreme Court can—and should—decide more cases. Now come two legal scholars with a radical proposal for adding to the court’s docket. Not by finding more cases that are clearly worthy of cert, by whatever standard, they say, but by just adding more cases—at random.
Jun 1, 2017 2:40 AM CDT
A case about racial bias in the jury room would seem to have all the makings of a provocative and headline-grabbing decision. However, Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, a case containing just…
May 1, 2017 2:00 AM CDT
Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear today, involves a church’s challenge to Missouri officials’ decision to turn down its application to a state program providing money for playgrounds to install safe, rubberized ground coverings.
Apr 1, 2017 3:00 AM CDT
It’s only a matter of time before President Donald J. Trump’s administration puts its stamp on the federal government’s cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. But can it top the…
Mar 1, 2017 3:40 AM CST