Things We Haven’t Seen Before at the Outset of a Roberts Court Term

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is traditionally one of the most active justices at the beginning of each term. It should come as no surprise therefore that she authored three of the Court’s first 13 decisions for the 2019 Supreme Court term . She tends to have the backing of the Court in these early term decisions…

Lessons In Not Throwing Caution To the Wind

It seems a fitting tribute to include a post about the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on the day the current Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli, steps down.  The OSG is one of main gatekeepers to the Supreme Court’s review.  Multiple times every Term the Justices request the OSG to express views on whether or…