Monday round-up

Monday round-upBriefly: At her eponymous blog, Amy Howe introduces a series of posts looking at petitions distributed for the justices’ next conference in September.  At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie discusses Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, in which the justices have once again been asked to […]

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Monday round-up

Briefly:

  • At her eponymous blog, Amy Howe introduces a series of posts looking at petitions distributed for the justices’ next conference in September. 
  • At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie discusses Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, in which the justices have once again been asked to consider whether public-sector unions may require non-members to pay fees to cover certain union costs.
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman examines new data from this past term concerning the size of the majority across different types of cases, the length of time between oral argument and when the justices release their opinions, and differences in the justices’ voting relationships with one another.
  • At the International Municipal Lawyer Association’s Appellate Practice Blog, Lisa Soronen discusses the State and Local Legal Center’s amicus brief in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, in which the Supreme Court will consider Ohio’s maintenance of its voter rolls under the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act.
  • In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Rick Hasen argues that “cheap speech, despite its undeniable benefits, has come with a steep price for our democracy,” and “a new conservative Supreme Court is more likely to make things worse than better.”
  • The Daily Journal’s podcast features a discussion of the Supreme Court’s past term with Kedar Bhatia, the producer of this blog’s annual Stat Pack.

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Event announcement

Event announcementOn August 31 at 1 p.m., in a webinar conducted by the State & Local Legal Center, John Baker will discuss how local governments have modified sign codes over the past two years to comply with Reed v. Town of Gilbert and how courts have interpreted the Reed decision. More information and registration are available at this link.

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Event announcement

On August 31 at 1 p.m., in a webinar conducted by the State & Local Legal Center, John Baker will discuss how local governments have modified sign codes over the past two years to comply with Reed v. Town of Gilbert and how courts have interpreted the Reed decision. More information and registration are available at this link.

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Event announcement

Event announcementOn August 11 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association will review the criminal cases from the Supreme Court’s recently completed term. Panelists will include Judge Gerard Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Josh Dratel and Margaret Garnett; Rory Little will moderate. More information about this event, which will […]

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Event announcement

On August 11 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association will review the criminal cases from the Supreme Court’s recently completed term. Panelists will include Judge Gerard Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Josh Dratel and Margaret Garnett; Rory Little will moderate. More information about this event, which will be held at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in San Francisco, is available at this link.

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Supreme Court unveils new website

Supreme Court unveils new websiteLate Friday evening the Supreme Court released a new version of its website (www.supremecourt.gov). The court’s Public Information Office boasts that the site update includes “a more consistent menu structure, a more interactive calendar, faster access through Quick Links, improved page load times, and reduced page scrolling.” For example, instead of indicating only that the […]

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Supreme Court unveils new website

Late Friday evening the Supreme Court released a new version of its website (www.supremecourt.gov).

The court’s Public Information Office boasts that the site update includes “a more consistent menu structure, a more interactive calendar, faster access through Quick Links, improved page load times, and reduced page scrolling.” For example, instead of indicating only that the court will hear oral argument on a given day, the updated calendar provides case names for each argument day, with links to the docket entries and the questions at issue in each case.

The homepage also provides access to transcripts, audio and other case information. In a tweet, Orin Kerr suggested that a new case-citation system, which lists internet sources cited in opinions, represents “a good effort to fight linkrot.” In 2013, Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert and Lawrence Lessig released results of a study indicating that half the links in Supreme Court opinions no longer work.

Judging from the Twitter reactions of multiple Supreme Court practitioners and commentators, the most appealing element of the update – what John Elwood called a “tantalizing glimpse” – may be the light at the end of this newly-opened tunnel. According to the PIO, “the improvements will better support future digitization and the addition of electronic filing, and will enhance mobile access to information on the site.”

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Event announcements

Event announcementsMultiple events this summer at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, will involve the Supreme Court and its history. On July 26 at 3:30 p.m. Jeffrey Rosen will give a lecture on Justice Louis Brandeis. On July 28 at 3:30 p.m., John Barrett will give a lecture on Justice Robert Jackson. On August 16 […]

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Event announcements

Multiple events this summer at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, will involve the Supreme Court and its history.

On July 26 at 3:30 p.m. Jeffrey Rosen will give a lecture on Justice Louis Brandeis.

On July 28 at 3:30 p.m., John Barrett will give a lecture on Justice Robert Jackson.

On August 16 at 4 p.m., Judge Jon Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit will give the 13th annual “Robert H. Jackson Lecture” on the Supreme Court.

More information about these events is available on the institution’s webpage.

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Term round-ups

Term round-upsMoloLamken has compiled its annual “Supreme Court Business Briefing,” concluding that the Supreme Court during the October Term 2016 “spent most of the year taking an incremental approach, with few decisions that fundamentally changed the business landscape.” Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has published its own “Supreme Court Business Review,” providing concise summaries of key cases […]

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Term round-ups

MoloLamken has compiled its annual “Supreme Court Business Briefing,” concluding that the Supreme Court during the October Term 2016 “spent most of the year taking an incremental approach, with few decisions that fundamentally changed the business landscape.”

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has published its own “Supreme Court Business Review,” providing concise summaries of key cases in the commercial sphere.

We invite you to alert us (feedback@scotusblog.com) to any other reviews of the Supreme Court term.

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Event announcement

Event announcementOn July 21 at 9 a.m., the Virginia Bar Association will present a program entitled “The Roberts Court at Age 11: The 2016 U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review.” Speakers will include Deepak Gupta, Toby Heytens and Marcia Coyle; Bill Hurd will serve as moderator. More information about this event, which is part of the […]

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Event announcement

On July 21 at 9 a.m., the Virginia Bar Association will present a program entitled “The Roberts Court at Age 11: The 2016 U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review.” Speakers will include Deepak Gupta, Toby Heytens and Marcia Coyle; Bill Hurd will serve as moderator. More information about this event, which is part of the bar association’s summer meeting, is available on the VBA website.

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Event announcement

Event announcementOn July 7 at 12 p.m. PDT, UC Davis School of Law will host a review of October Term 2016. Speakers will include Kevin Johnson, Carlton Larson, Aaron Tang, Easha Anand and Madhavi Sunder. More information about this event, which will be held at the Sacramento office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is available […]

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Event announcement

On July 7 at 12 p.m. PDT, UC Davis School of Law will host a review of October Term 2016. Speakers will include Kevin Johnson, Carlton Larson, Aaron Tang, Easha Anand and Madhavi Sunder. More information about this event, which will be held at the Sacramento office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is available on the law school’s faculty blog.

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Event announcement

Event announcementOn July 19 at 6 p.m., the New York City Bar Association will host a review of October Term 2016. Speakers will include Beth Brinkmann, Caitlin Halligan, Pamela Karlan, Deanne Maynard and Barbara Underwood. Judge Paul Engelmayer will moderate, and William Weinstein will serve as program chair. More information about and registration for this event, […]

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Event announcement

On July 19 at 6 p.m., the New York City Bar Association will host a review of October Term 2016. Speakers will include Beth Brinkmann, Caitlin Halligan, Pamela Karlan, Deanne Maynard and Barbara Underwood. Judge Paul Engelmayer will moderate, and William Weinstein will serve as program chair. More information about and registration for this event, which will be held at the New York City Bar office, are available on the bar’s website.

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