Justices decline to block Florida execution (UPDATED)
Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Supreme Court today rejected pleas by Florida death-row inmate Gary Bowles to block his execution. The execution was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. EDT tonight, but – in the wake of two late filings – the justices did not act on Bowles’ requests until after 10 p.m. EDT. There was no indicati... .. read more..

Petitions of the week
Thursday, August 22, 2019

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address the constitutionality of the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, the availability of a suit seeking monetary damages agai... .. read more..

SCOTUS spotlight: William Jay on oral advocacy
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court continues her series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, William M. Jay discusses his career arguing 17 cases before the court. Jay is a partner at Goodwin and previously served for five years as an Assistant to the Solicit... .. read more..

SCOTUS spotlight: Paul Smith on oral advocacy
Monday, August 12, 2019

This week at SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court begins a four-part series interviewing Supreme Court advocates. In this episode, Paul Smith discusses his notable career arguing 21 cases before the court. Smith is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and vice president of the Cam... .. read more..

Response of Michael Dreeben to tributes upon his leaving the Office of the So...
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Michael Dreeben served in the Office of the Solicitor General from 1988 until 2019 and has argued over 100 cases before the Supreme Court. The chance to serve in the Office of the Solicitor General is the professional honor of a lifetime. The privilege of working for and among so many giants of t... .. read more..

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