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The FindLaw U.S. Supreme Court News and Information Blog.
  1. A recent unanimous High Court decision is making headlines thanks to it clearing up some semantic confusion. According to SCOTUS, the crime of burglary not only includes homes, businesses, and livable structures, but also vehicles that can be adapted...
  2. A pair of cases seeking certiorari to resolve a circuit split, despite involving states choosing to defund Planned Parenthood via Medicaid spending, did not garner enough interest among the Justices to be accepted. Technically, the case is about whether...
  3. Justice Sonya Sotomayor has issued another dissent in a case involving another death row inmate opting for the electric chair over a lethal injection as his preference for execution. And while the ink was barely dry on the page,...
  4. This week, after the High Court closed for a day to honor the late President Bush, it heard arguments in the highly-watched Gamble case, which involved a rather risky challenge to settled Supreme Court precedent involving the separate sovereign...
  5. If you were on social media over the weekend, there's a good chance you saw the latest group photos of the Supreme Court Justices. The new group shots were done so as to include rookie Justice Brett Kavanaugh. On...
  6. The United States Supreme Court seems to be hitting the ground running in 2019 with their full bench at full strength. As reported on SCOTUSBLOG by Amy Howe, the Justices have an ambitious couple weeks of arguments to start...
  7. In Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the government designated 1,500 acres of forest in Louisiana as a critical habitat for dusky gopher frog. But the Supreme Court ruled the government might have gone too far and...
  8. If you own any Apple device made in the last decade, you're probably familiar with the App Store. The App Store app allows Apple users to download both first- and third-party software for their Apple devices. Unfortunately for Apple,...
  9. In the highly politicized and partisan world we live in, it can be comforting when the Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court publicly states that there is no such thing as a Trump judge or Obama judge, or...
  10. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to look at racial gerrymandering in Virginia again, too late to matter this year and maybe not next year either. In Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, the big issue is whether the state's...
  11. This week, the High Court issued their first opinion of the Fall 2018 term. The case, Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, involved the statutory interpretation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act's 1974 revision which added liability to...
  12. In what is being hailed as a victory for net neutrality advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected cert. in the U.S. Telecom Association v. FCC matter. The case dates back to 2015 and the Obama-era net neutrality policies...
  13. Every trial lawyer knows the clerk is the most important person in the courtroom -- after the judge, of course. The clerk stands at the gateway, insulating the judge from the riff-raff while leading worthy lawyers into chambers. The clerk...
  14. In a lonely dissent, Justice Sotomayor explained that she believes her colleagues made a mistake in not taking up the matter of Edmund Zagorski. Zagorski became the first person to be executed in the electric chair in five years...
  15. A failed marriage proposal from William Rehnquist to Sandra Day O'Connor in 1952 is making headlines as no one knew about it until very recently. In a recently announced biography (set to publish next year) about Justice O'Connor, titled...