Two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 809 (2010). Justice John Paul Stevens read his blistering dissent from the bench.
Be sure to watch Stephen Colbert’s hilarious interview with Justice Stevens where they discuss this decision and other topics.
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Arizona v. United States, No. 11-182. The Court will review the decision of the Ninth Circuit, available here, upholding a preliminary injunction against sections of Arizona’s Immigration Law, S.B. 1070.
On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court presented amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence to Congress. Those revisions became effective on December 1. The amended rules are available here.
Hat Tip Wisblawg.
In orders issued this morning, the Supreme Court agreed to review three cases that address the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-48.
Please see Scotus Blog for a full explanation of the Court’s orders.
With the publication of his new memoir, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has been participating in a number of interviews. Some interesting conversations include an appearance on C-Span and interviews with NPR’s Terri Gross and Nina Totenberg.
His new memoir, Five Chiefs, is available in the law library.
The United States Supreme Court began its new term today. The tradition of starting the term on the first Monday in October dates back to 1917.
For more information about the Court’s docket, including oral argument dates, please consult the Supreme Court Website.
What is the most important tool for attorneys? According to members of the United States Supreme Court: good writing.
Law Prose, a provider of CLE Seminars, has made videos available of eight Supreme Court Justices interviewed in 2006 and 2007. The justices share their views on legal writing and advocacy. Transcripts are also available here.
The Aspen Institute has made available a video of a very interesting interview with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, conducted on August 2, 2011.
Scotusblog (the most followed blog covering the U.S. Supreme Court) will be hosting an on-line symposium on the issue of same-sex marriage. A number of guest bloggers will debate this issue during the next two weeks. Topics to be addressed include:
- Is the issue of same-sex marriage ripe for review?
- What would be the applicable standard of review if the Court reaches the merits?
- How is the Court likely to approach the question of same-sex marriage?
- How will the Court’s decisions in other cases affect its views on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8?
In an interview in USA Today, Justice Ginsburg reflects on the last Supreme Court term and her concerns about the “politicization of the judiciary”.