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…

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…

Justice Ginsburg dead at 87 – almost a Supreme Court record.

The 87-year old Justice Ginsburg passed away surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was commonly referred to as #RBG wanted to wait for her nineties before making her exit from the highest court in the land.  According to a recent article in the Guardian (see below) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wants to wait five years…