What do Supreme Court Justices say in the courtroom?

17-5554 STOKELING V. UNITED STATES DECISION BELOW: 684 Fed.Appx. 870 LOWER COURT CASE NUMBER: 16-12951QUESTION PRESENTED: Is a state robbery offense that includes “as an element” the common law requirement of overcoming “victim resistance” categorically a “violent felony” under the only remaining definition of that term in the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. §…

A new Supreme Court Justice

  It’s not everyday that a new Supreme Court Justice is sworn in.  In fact it has only happened 113 times prior to yesterday’s swearing in of Brett the 114th US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh will be sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on…

Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh in his own words

“I am an independent, impartial judge” Letter originally published Oct 5th in the Wall Street Journal By Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh I was deeply honored to stand at the White House July 9 with my wife, Ashley, and my daughters, Margaret and Liza, to accept President Trump’s nomination to succeed my former boss and…

On the Supreme Court Docket today

17-647 KNICK V. SCOTT, PA DECISION BELOW: 862 F.3d 310 LOWER COURT CASE NUMBER: 16-3587QUESTION PRESENTED: Whether the Court should reconsider the portion of Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank, 473 U.S. 172, 194-96 (1985), requiring property owners to exhaust state court remedies to ripen federal takings claims, as suggested by Justices of…

Tuesday’s Oral Arguments

                                           Title: Herman Avery Gundy, Petitioner v. United States Docketed: September 22, 2017 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit    Case Numbers: (16-1829)    Decision Date: June 22, 2017 17-6086 GUNDY V….

OP-ED: Trump Nominees need not apply?

To Whom it may concern: Like the rest of our nation I’ve watched a circus unfold around what is supposed to be an otherwise dignified process.  The vetting of a Supreme Court Nominee and his ability to serve on our nations highest court. A process in which a Democratic Senator Leahy, who’s been present for…

Is Brett Kavanaugh the next Supreme Court Justice?

As the Judiciary Committee meets this week to discuss the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to become the Associate General of the United States Supreme Court.  Part of the process is the swearing in of the Nominee prior to his discussions with the Committee. During these discussions, Senators are given time for an opening statement and opportunity…