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….

Supreme Court Nominee and the 21 papers.

What do 21 letters written to newspaper editors have to do with a Supreme Court Nominee? The mystery came in the form of a letter.  Not just one, many letters at least 21.  These letters were each signed by different individuals but were otherwise identical.  The letters were sent to at least 21 newspapers. While Brett…

Does America care about a “Supreme Court nominee”?

Washington DC has heated up this summer, but it’s not just the summer heat. The recent retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy sent people racing in all directions heating things up politically.  The DC Political Machines are kicking into high gear as they try to rally for their cause.  The parties are out there…

Supreme Court Nominee visits Capitol Hill.

President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh on Prime Time TV with little, if any word as to who the nominee would be until the President announced it to the world. Kavanaugh’s first day on the Hill, meeting with Senators but not before an introduction by Vice President Pence saying “We’re honored to be able to bring…