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The FindLaw U.S. Supreme Court News and Information Blog.
  1. It has been announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg actually made it into the Court for the Justices' regular conference Friday morning. Since her surgery to remove lung cancer tumors in December, she has been working from home and...
  2. The April docket of oral arguments for the High Court is pretty packed with 12 cases over two weeks. And still no word on whether Justice Ginsburg will attend the hearings or be working from home. Arguments will kick...
  3. The case of Domineque Ray surprised many people across the country. Ray was convicted of rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, and sentenced to death. And while there may not be too much surprising about a death sentence...
  4. In the closely watched abortion case out of Louisiana and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, SCOTUS appears to have erred on the side of caution and issued the temporary stay pending their decision on whether to take that...
  5. The United States Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on the abortion clinic restrictions case out of Louisiana, and due to the urgency of the matter, has issued an administrative stay of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals...
  6. The Google v. Oracle litigation over Java APIs is on its ninth year, and now, second appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Google has filed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking to resolve one fundamental issue for...
  7. In a recently published book, Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol, by Nancy Maveety, some of the favorite cocktails of Supreme Court Justices are revealed and discussed, along with notable alcohol-related cases and the social aspect...
  8. For the first time in a decade, the Second Amendment will finally have its day in the U.S. Supreme Court. The timing is noteworthy because the Justices know it's been a long stretch without judicial review. Justice Clarence Thomas...
  9. A recently rejected petition for cert. filed by President Trump's go-to defamation lawyer sought to force Yelp to take down a review that a California court had initially ordered to be taken down, before the California Supreme Court ruled...
  10. With some exceptions, transgender people may not serve in the United States military. That is the effect of two rulings in Trump v. Karnoski and Trump v. Stockman. A divided U.S. Supreme Court lifted orders from federal judges who...
  11. A recent 5 to 4 opinion of the High Court clarifies the Armed Career Criminal Act's definition of violent crimes to include crimes that involve the minimum amount of force needed to overcome resistance. The ACCA imposes harsher mandatory...
  12. Matthew Whitaker, acting attorney general, will keep his job at the Justice Department -- for now. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge that claimed Whitaker's appointment was illegal because he was not confirmed by the Senate....
  13. Rookie justice Brett Kavanaugh has just released his first bit of Supreme Court authorship, writing the unanimous opinion in the Schein v. Archer and White matter. And yes, it is perhaps one of the most boring decisions to expect...
  14. After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments recently, the White House reportedly began looking for her replacement. It's no secret that President Trump wants to add another conservative Justice to the High Court. But according to sources, the...
  15. The plot is surely thickening in the Mueller secret grand jury subpoena matter against the undisclosed foreign corporation. SCOTUS just terminated the temporary stay that was issued on an emergency basis in favor of the mystery foreign corporation pending...