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Prelogar sails through nomination hearing with only mild Republican critiques

Event Recap By Angie Gou on Sep 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm Elizabeth Prelogar giving her opening statements before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing. Elizabeth Prelogar, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be solicitor general, sat through a swift nomination hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she was met […]

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Justices to hold in-person arguments in the fall

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Sep 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm The justices have not taken the bench since March 2020, but they will be back for in-person arguments next month. (stock_photo_world via Shutterstock) The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that the justices will return to the courtroom for oral arguments this fall. Because […]

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Biden nominates Prelogar as solicitor general

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Aug 11, 2021 at 11:25 am Elizabeth Prelogar argues before the Supreme Court in 2019 in her prior role as assistant to the solicitor general. (Art Lien) Nearly seven months after his inauguration, President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he has nominated Elizabeth Prelogar to serve as the […]

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Brave new court: Melissa Murray on the new conservative majority

Event Recap By Angie Gou on Jul 23, 2021 at 5:17 pm John Barrett interviewing Melissa Murray during the Chautauqua Institution’s 17th Robert H. Jackson Lecture Melissa Murray refused to recant her view: The newly minted conservative court is poised to effect great change in the country. Murray, a professor of law at New York […]

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Term limits emerge as popular proposal at latest meeting of court-reform commission

Scotus news By Mitchell Jagodinski on Jul 21, 2021 at 1:48 pm Panelists testified via Zoom on Tuesday before President Joe Biden’s commission on court reform. The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court reconvened on Tuesday to hear from a new set of experts on various ideas for Supreme Court reform. Like the last meeting, […]

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Court ends COVID-related extension of filing deadline

SCOTUS NEWS By Angie Gou on Jul 19, 2021 at 6:33 pm In a sign that the Supreme Court is slowly returning to normal business, the court on Monday rescinded COVID-related orders that relaxed certain procedural requirements during the pandemic. For petitions seeking Supreme Court review, the extended 150-day filing deadline returns to the 90-day […]

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Saying goodbye to a SCOTUSblog stalwart

DEPARTURES By Tom Goldstein on Jul 10, 2021 at 6:04 pm This week we said thank you and farewell to Kalvis Golde, who for the past two years was SCOTUSblog’s magnificent blog manager. Kal helped plan and implement everything you see on SCOTUSblog. He worked with authors for case coverage and symposia. He tracked court […]

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Court releases names of law clerks for 2021-22 term

By Angie Gou on Jul 2, 2021 at 7:45 pm As the justices ended their business for the 2020-21 term and began their summer recess on Friday, the court announced the names of the law clerks slated to work for each justice next term. Here are the clerks for the 2021-22 term, which will begin […]

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Less travel, plenty of royalties for justices in 2020

SCOTUS News By Amy Howe on Jun 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were reflected in an unusual source: the justices’ 2020 financial disclosures, which the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts released (and Fix the Court posted online) […]

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Supreme Court’s spokesperson to step down after 38 years

SCOTUS News By Amy Howe on Jun 2, 2021 at 4:20 pm The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that Kathleen Arberg, the court’s longtime spokesperson, will retire on July 3. Arberg has spent 40 years working for the federal judiciary, with 38 of those years at the Supreme Court and 22 as the head of […]