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Court names military attorney as second-ever female marshal

Col. Gail Curley, an attorney in the U.S. Army who has advised military leaders on national security law, will be the Supreme Court’s new marshal, the court announced on Monday. Curley succeeds Pamela Talkin, the first woman to serve as marshal, who retired last year after 19 years on the job. Curley, who will begin her new position on June 21, comes to the court 30 years after graduating from West Point with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her law degree from the Univers...
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Wednesday round-up

Two big stories generated substantial news coverage of the Supreme Court on Tuesday: the hospitalization of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the court’s 5-4 ruling allowing the federal government to begin reinstating the death penalty after a 17-year de facto moratorium on federal executions. In a story for SCOTUSblog that was first published at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that Ginsburg was admitted Tuesday morning to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with a possible infection afte...
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2 female firsts at the Supreme Court announce retirements

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that the first-ever women to hold two prominent positions at the court, handling the justices' security and overseeing publication of the court's decisions, are retiring. Pamela Talkin's most public role in nearly two decades as the court's marshal has been opening court sessions by announcing the justices' entrance into the courtroom and banging a gavel before court begins. Christine Luchok Fallon's name wasn't on any Supreme Court decision, but part of her job ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Pamela Talkin, Christine Luchok Fallon


A “view” from my laptop: Arguments.com

There is much anticipation going into this morning’s argument, historic for being conducted via teleconference because of pandemic concerns and for offering live audio for the first time. On C-SPAN in the hour before the argument, Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, is giddy with excitement. “It is indeed a historic morning,” says Rosen. “It’s an experiment for everyone.” The lawyers arguing this morning’s case, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., ...
Tags: Featured, News, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, United States, God, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ross, Container Store, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Blatt


Supreme Court Enter New Era As It Hears Key Cases Over The Phone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court. Beginning this coming week, the justices will hear arguments by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876. Audio of the arguments will be broadcast live by the news media, another first. This will be just the second time that the justices will meet outside the court since the Supreme Court building opened in 1935. (The discovery of anthrax in a cou...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, San Francisco, Ap, Donald Trump, Justice Department, John Roberts, Roberts, William Rehnquist, Supreme Courts, Clarence Thomas, Electoral College, Alexander Graham Bell, Kathy Arberg, Arberg


A “view” from the courtroom: Two-minute warning

There is an air of anticipation as spectators gather in the courtroom for the first day of the new term. Already, there are people in line for Tuesday’s arguments on whether Title VII covers sexual orientation or transgender status in the workplace. In the cafeteria this morning, I meet a recent law school graduate who is fourth in line and is taking a breakfast break. (Apparently, the members of the overnight line look out for each other and allow for restroom and meal breaks.) But before we ge...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Stanford, New Orleans, Kansas, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Thomas, Peter, Northwestern University, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart


A “view” from the courtroom: A river runs through it

It’s the last day the justices will take the bench for this term, with just two decisions pending. When the term ends, the justices will be scattering in short order. Justice Anthony Kennedy is heading to Salzburg, Austria, for his usual teaching stint with the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Check-in at the dorms is this Sunday, and a reception with the justice is scheduled for July 6. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the guest lecturer in Rome for the summer law program ...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia, Rome, Chicago, Alan Jackson, Quinn, Illinois, Detroit, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Flint, Sonia Sotomayor


A “view” from the courtroom: Wait, wait … there’s more

Today is the last day scheduled on the court’s calendar for the justices to take the bench. But most observers are not expecting the court to issue all six remaining merits opinions. For one thing, although it was once routine for the justices to release as many as six opinions on a single day, the court generally sticks to fewer than that these days. For another, Chief Justice John Roberts this past Friday did not give the customary indication that today would be the last one and “at that time ...
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A “view” from the courtroom: “Some good and hard thinking on all sides”

It’s a rainy day in Washington, and some people entering the courtroom have wet shoulders. This opinion day was added only yesterday, and the public gallery is not completely full. The bar section is even emptier than it was yesterday, with a few regulars in attendance again because they are awaiting one decision or another. Solicitor General Noel Francisco leads the contingent from his office, joined by his deputies Edwin Kneedler and Malcolm Stewart, as well as a handful of others. In the VIP ...
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A “view” from the courtroom: Down to the last few matches

Extreme heat has descended on Washington, and outside the Supreme Court building there is a long line of tourists and others seeking seats to the courtroom, or perhaps just entry into the building and its hearty air conditioning. Earlier this morning, a friend spotted Justice Neil Gorsuch arriving for work and being let out of an SUV in the company of a small dog. The justice and the dog got out in front of the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building on First Street Northeast, evidently to allow...
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A “view” from the courtroom: “Only a few more days”

It’s the first “extra” day for opinions of this term, and that fact is reflected in the courtroom. The public gallery is pretty full, but the bar section is almost entirely empty. With no bar admissions, the court’s impromptu extra opinion days rarely attract a large number of members of the Supreme Court bar, with some exceptions — say, for the very last day of the term once it is announced. Solicitor General Noel Francisco takes a seat at one of the two counsel tables, along with eight members...
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A “view” from the courtroom: Chipping away at the caseload

Even with a number of major decisions pending, and just a couple of weeks left in its term, the Supreme Court is taking a back seat in the minds of many in Washington, either because much of the city is still celebrating a Stanley Cup for the Washington Capitals, or because attention is focused on the United State-North Korea summit meeting taking place in Singapore this week. We bump into Solicitor General Noel Francisco on our way up to the courtroom and ask whether Deputy Solicitor General Ma...
Tags: Featured, Minnesota, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Singapore, United States, New Hampshire, Ohio, Department Of Justice, Jack, Francisco, National Hockey League, Kennedy


A “view” from the courtroom: Justice Kennedy’s Master-pièce de résistance

It’s the first opinion day of June in this very busy term. The court has 29 argued cases to finish, many of which are in the blockbuster category. Both the bar section and the public gallery are full. As it turns out, some general-public seats are being taken up by part of a large cohort of Harvard Law School alumni who will be sworn into the Supreme Court Bar at the end of this morning’s session. Other groups being sworn in today are from the Illinois State Bar Association and the Phi Alpha Del...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, France, United States, Albert Camus, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Thomas, Harvard Law School, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Phillips, Roberts, Freeman


A “view” from the courtroom: Rod Rosenstein’s brief respite from a rough-and-tumble world

The U.S. solicitor general’s office is particularly busy during this final week of argument, with the government appearing in each of the six cases being argued. Today, the justices will hear three cases in which the federal government is a party. The first is Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, about whether that agency’s administrative law judges are “officers” of the United States under the Constitution’s appointments clause. That argument will—arguably—be the most interesting of the...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, White House, United States, John F Kennedy, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Kennedy, Securities And Exchange Commission, Mark Sherman, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts


A “view” from the courtroom: Open for business, with a hiccup

Today is the first weekday of the federal government shutdown, but few court-watchers are surprised that the Supreme Court is open for business. As Andrew Hamm reported for this blog on Sunday, the court operated as usual during the 2013 and 1995 government shutdowns, even conducting its entire two-week argument session in October of 2013. Although the federal courts get some of their budgets from a congressional appropriation, they can operate for about three weeks on court-fee balances and oth...
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A “view” from the courtroom: A day for drama on the bench

Even in a Supreme Court term that many would agree is the first non-blockbuster in a good five years, the justices have managed to build up some suspense for their season finale this morning. As we await the justices, Lyle Denniston has joined us in the press section. Normally on opinion days, Denniston stays down in the press room. But he announced last week that he is retiring — once and for all — from covering the court after nearly 60 years working for such outlets as The Wall Street Journal...
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A “view” from the courtroom: The term’s first bonus day for opinions

Today is the court’s first added day for opinions of the term, and it is coming much later than in recent terms, when opinion days were added in the second week of June. This morning, around 9:30, I have reflexively walked into the Public Information Office looking for the orders list. But there is no orders list on a day such as this. In the courtroom, as is typical for the first added opinion day, the bar section is almost empty. About a dozen members of the Supreme Court Bar will show up, joi...
Tags: Featured, Law, Massachusetts, United States, John, District Of Columbia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Turner, Thomas, John Roberts, Brady, Roberts, Weaver, Jane, Stephen Breyer


A “view” from the courtroom: A clash of laws

It’s back to business for the court today after the excitement of last Thursday’s special session for the investiture of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, who was present for the investiture, is back in the courtroom this morning, taking a seat next to Reporter of Decisions Christine Fallon. Going into today, there are 17 pending merits decisions, and some uncertainty about whether the court will add an additional opinion day or two this week. We’ll get an answer at the ve...
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A “view” from the courtroom: The investiture of Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court over two months ago, and he has already written his first opinion, on Monday of this week. But getting a bunch of important people in the same place at the same time can be tricky, which is at least one of the reasons why Gorsuch’s formal investiture ceremony didn’t take place until today. For security and crowd-control purposes, reporters are seated 45 minutes before the investiture is scheduled to begin. That leaves plenty of time for the...
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A “view” from the Courtroom: Vehicle problems

With stories abounding that the Court is “lurching” towards the conclusion of this most unusual term, we enter this morning with a lucky thirteen merits decisions still outstanding. The Justices will make a dent in that number today. The signs that we’re now well into the late stages of the term are popping up everywhere. The television networks have their opinion “runners” stationed in the hallway outside the Public Information Office. These are the young people, often college interns clad in b...
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The president’s gestures of respect

For two brief, but historic, moments, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama brought the nation’s tribute to the late Justice Antonin Scalia in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall. The first gesture of respect came from them behind a red rope, in front of a marble bust of the seventh Chief Justice, Morrison R. Waite. who served in the late nineteenth century.  The two stood for one minute facing the flag-draped coffin, heads bowed. The president then touched the first lady’s arm, and they moved to...
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