Petitions of the week: Deadlines for attorneys’ fees, the elements of burglar...
Friday, October 23, 2020

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to decide, among other things, the filing deadline for attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and whether Georgia’s burglary statute qualifies as a prior conviction under the Armed Career Criminal Act.... .. read more..

Trump campaign, North Carolina Republicans ask justices to stop extension of ...
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Two days after three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit urged them to “take this case up to the Supreme Court immediately,” the Trump campaign and North Carolina Republicans did exactly that, asking the justices to block an extension of the deadline for absentee ballots in th... .. read more..

Symposium: The solicitor general, the shadow docket and the Kennedy effect
Thursday, October 22, 2020

This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law (especially the separation of po... .. read more..

Symposium: Shining a light on the shadow docket
Thursday, October 22, 2020

This article is the first entry in a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Near the end of two meandering days of questions at last week’s Senate hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) asked a question that probably has never been asked at any other Supreme ... .. read more..

Barrett nomination moves to Senate floor
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Judge Amy Coney Barrett moved one step closer to becoming Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday. In a hearing that Democratic senators boycotted, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send Barrett’s nomination to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg t... .. read more..

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