This week at the court

This week at the courtWe expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The calendar for the March sitting is available on the court’s website. On Friday the justices will […]

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This week at the court

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The calendar for the March sitting is available on the court’s website. On Friday the justices will meet for their March 31 conference; our list of “petitions to watch” for that conference will be available soon.

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Event announcement

Event announcementOn March 27 at 12 p.m., the D.C. Bar will host the next installment of its seminar series on issues and cases before the court. Ruthanne Deutsch and Brian Wolfman will focus on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, in which the court held that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires a school […]

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Event announcement

On March 27 at 12 p.m., the D.C. Bar will host the next installment of its seminar series on issues and cases before the court. Ruthanne Deutsch and Brian Wolfman will focus on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, in which the court held that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires a school to offer an “individualized education program” reasonably calculated to allow a student to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances. This blog’s Edith Roberts will serve as the moderator. More information and registration are available for the in-person presentation and the webinar.

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Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”

Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch this afternoon. After undergoing two days of questioning, the nominee himself was not present at today’s proceedings, which featured a variety of witnesses. Unsurprisingly, Gorsuch has secured the vote of at least one senator, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, […]

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Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”

The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch this afternoon. After undergoing two days of questioning, the nominee himself was not present at today’s proceedings, which featured a variety of witnesses. Unsurprisingly, Gorsuch has secured the vote of at least one senator, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, who spoke briefly with the press after adjourning the hearing. Motioning to the witness table, Grassley said he did not understand how anyone could oppose Gorsuch’s nomination after “the performance of this guy for 22 hours.” Grassley further dismissed indications by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that Schumer would support a filibuster, which Amy Howe covered this morning. “We aren’t going to talk about a filibuster, or even worry about it,” Grassley continued, calling the threat a “smokescreen.” He encouraged a return to “normalcy,” which he described as “dispassionate regard to making a decision on people for the Supreme Court.” Grassley said earlier this week that he hopes to hold a committee vote on the nomination next Monday.

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Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Four)

Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Four)We are live-blogging the fourth day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Join us.

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Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Four)

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Afternoon round-up: Day three of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

Afternoon round-up: Day three of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearingToday the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding the third day of its hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Early coverage of today’s proceedings, which has so far featured round two of the senators’ questioning and will feature a third round this evening, comes from Adam Liptak, Charlie Savage, Matt […]

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Afternoon round-up: Day three of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding the third day of its hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Early coverage of today’s proceedings, which has so far featured round two of the senators’ questioning and will feature a third round this evening, comes from Adam Liptak, Charlie Savage, Matt Flegenheimer and Carl Hulse of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung of Reuters, various contributors at NPR, Elise Viebeck, Robert Barnes and Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post, Mark Sherman and Erica Werner of the Associated Press, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Seung Min Kim and Josh Gerstein of Politico, Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal, Matt Ford of The Atlantic and Ashley Killough of CNN.

Commentary on the hearings comes from Ilya Shapiro for Washington Examiner, Elizabeth Wydra for The Huffington Post, J. Douglas Smith for The Daily Beast, Lisa Keen of Keen News Service, Jonathan Bernstein at Bloomberg, the editorial board of USA Today and Ronald Cass at USA Today. Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress discusses the court’s ruling this morning in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit that employed a legal standard Gorsuch had applied in a previous 10th Circuit opinion.

Damon Root of Reason’s Hit & Run Blog and Ilya Shapiro and Frank Garrison for the Cato Institute look at aspects of Gorsuch’s jurisprudence.

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Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Three)

Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Three)We are live-blogging the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Join us.

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Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Three)

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Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Two)

Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Two)We are live-blogging the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Join us.

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Live blog of confirmation hearing (Day Two)

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Afternoon round-up: First day of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

Afternoon round-up: First day of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearingToday the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first day of its hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Early coverage of today’s proceedings, which featured opening statements by senators and the nominee, comes from Matt Flegenheimer, Carl Hulse, Charlie Savage and Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley […]

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Afternoon round-up: First day of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first day of its hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Early coverage of today’s proceedings, which featured opening statements by senators and the nominee, comes from Matt Flegenheimer, Carl Hulse, Charlie Savage and Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung of Reuters, Laura Litvan and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Ed O’Keefe, Robert Barnes and Sean Sullivan of The Washington Post, Erica Werner and Mark Sherman of the Associated Press and David Savage of the Los Angeles Times. Early commentary comes from Noah Feldman of Bloomberg View.

Tomorrow, questioning by senators will begin. Ilya Shapiro for The Federalist and Steven Mazie for The Economist’s Democracy in America blog suggest questions they believe senators should ask the nominee. For Cato at Liberty, Shapiro also lays out what to look for during the hearing.

Other coverage of Gorsuch’s nomination comes from Arnie Seipel and Nina Totenberg of NPR and from Bill Mears of Fox News, who reviews Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record, his extensive preparation, and pre-hearing attempts by Democrats to oppose the nomination.

Additional commentary on Gorsuch’s nomination comes from Elizabeth Wydra for The Hill, David Gans for the Waco Tribune-Herald (also New Republic), and Akhil Reed Amar for The New York Times, Mark Gitenstein for The Washington Post, Kenneth Jost for his eponymous blog, Leah Litman at Take Care, who also writes a second piece with Amir Ali for Take Care, Ryan Black and Ryan Owens for The Washington Post, David Brock from Politico Magazine, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the Boston Globe, Lee Saunders for The Hill, Raul Reyes for NBC News, Judith Schaeffer for The Huffington Post, Joan McCarter for Daily Kos, Rebecca Leber for Mother Jones and Dahlia Lithwick for Slate.

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