173 ABA Journal Supreme Court Report articles.
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
The case of Hernandez v. Mesa comes amid the wider debate about illegal immigration and the call to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico border, and against a background of a troubling number of cross-border shootings by U.S. agents. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for today.
Feb 1, 2017 2:30 AM CST
The surprise election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency caused tremors at the White House, in Congress and in world capitals. But the most lasting impact may be at the Supreme Court.
Jan 1, 2017 2:30 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear appeals today from special three-judge federal panels that involve race considerations in redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.
Dec 1, 2016 2:50 AM CST
The mortgage-lending practices of the nation’s largest banks and their effects on inner-city neighborhoods will be the backdrop in a U.S. Supreme Court case to be argued today.
Nov 1, 2016 2:40 AM CDT
Today, a Texas death row inmate challenges his trial lawyer’s expert witness, who predicted the his potential for violence based on his race.
Oct 1, 2016 3:10 AM CDT
The arrest of Edward J. Strieff Jr. outside a Utah convenience store led to two diametrically opposed responses on the U.S. Supreme Court this past spring.
Sep 1, 2016 3:00 AM CDT
Race-based peremptory juror strikes in a capital murder case are unconstitutional.
Aug 1, 2016 2:50 AM CDT