Category Archives: United States Supreme Court

Charlie Rose interviews Justice Breyer

As we count down to Christmas in October, here is Charlie Rose’s interview with Justice Breyer about his new book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, in which he makes the case that American courts need … Continue reading

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Watch Justice Kagan speak at Harvard Law School

We’re now two weeks away from Christmas in October (also known as the First Monday in October, or the first day of SCOTUS’s October 2015 Term), the best day of the year for appellate lawyers! For those of you who just … Continue reading

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Watch this interview with Justice Samuel Alito

Now that October Term 2014 is over, a lot of appellate law nerds may be feeling a bit SCOTUS-deprived. But never fear, respite is at hand. Bill Kristol has conducted an in-depth interview with Justice Samuel Alito, which you can … Continue reading

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What does the denial of the same-sex marriage petitions mean for New Mexico?

Yesterday the legal world was surprised by the Supreme Court’s denial of all seven petitions for certiorari challenging lower court decisions allowing same-sex marriage. SCOTUSblog has this roundup of news coverage and commentary on the denials. So what does this mean … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Scorecard, October Term 2013

The Supreme Court’s October 2013 Term concluded yesterday, so now it’s time to take a look at how our beloved Tenth Circuit fared. The answer is “pretty well.” The Supreme Court reviewed four cases from the Tenth Circuit, affirming two … Continue reading

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Elane Photography relisted for second time

The Supreme Court of the United States has relisted Elane Photography for the second time. According to the docket, the nine justices will again consider the case at their conference on this Friday, April 4, and may (or may not) … Continue reading

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Elane Photography files reply brief in support of its cert. petition

The briefing is now complete on Elane Photography’s petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, which seeks review of the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision in Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock: 1.  Respondent Vanessa Willock’s Brief in … Continue reading

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Understanding the form that supposedly exempts the Little Sisters of the Poor from the HHS contraceptive mandate

As you may be aware, the Tenth Circuit recently denied the application to stay application of the Obama Administration’s contraceptive mandate filed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, but Justice Sotomayor granted the Little Sisters’ application. Since then, however, … Continue reading

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Read the amicus briefs filed in support of Elane Photography’s cert. petition

In November, we filed this petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, asking the Court to review the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision in Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock. Last week, several state attorneys general, as … Continue reading

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Celebrate the First Monday in October by listening to these SCOTUS previews

For the appellate lawyer, the First Monday in October is a day that makes the heart sing, a day when the world seems fresh again. The opening of the Supreme Court’s new term is like Christmas and the Fourth of … Continue reading

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