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Is Utah v. Strieff the first Supreme Court case in which all the women voted one way, and all the men voted the other? (Not counting unanimous decisions before 1981, of course.)
posted by themanwho on Jun 21, 2016 - 3 answers

How quickly can government procedures move?

If Scalia is confirmed dead, will Obama be able to seat a Supreme Court Justice before his term ends?
posted by radiosilents on Feb 13, 2016 - 18 answers

Now that we found law what are we gonna do with it?

I wish to understand the practical process of what happens in the wake of a court ruling such as yesterday's. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Jun 27, 2015 - 20 answers

Historic Supreme Court voting records

I'd like to have a list of every US Supreme Court decision ever, including which justices voted how. I'd like the list to be easily parsable by a computer program. Details and alternatively acceptable things inside. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Is there an up-to-date podcast (rss) of Supreme Court Oral Arguments?

Is there an up-to-date podcast (rss) of Supreme Court Oral Arguments? This podcast stopped in 2010. Is there one that's still going? If not, can web services like Yahoo Pipes help me make one? I want to listen with the Downcast app on iOS and OSX. [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Feb 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Do corporation dream of paper sheep?

How does a corporation show that it "sincerely holds a belief"? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon on Nov 26, 2013 - 15 answers

I Do Not Want My Silence to Be Used Against Me. What's the Script?

I've only today discovered the SCOTUS ruling of Salinas vs. Texas and want to ensure I understand it and know what to say if I'm ever talking (especially informally) to the police. As previously discussed, this ruling determined that unless a person specifically invokes the right to remain silent at any time when speaking with police, their silence can be used against them. YANAL, YANML, and I am not looking here to critique this ruling, what I'm looking for is an exact script to say to the police whenever I'm talking to them. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jun 28, 2013 - 19 answers

Did you say something?

I read that Justice Clarence Thomas made his first remarks ever after 7 years of silence during a Supreme Court session recently. I am curious as to why he stopped speaking during sessions. How does he or does he, ask any questions during a hearing? Does he pass his questions onto another justice? Is he an effective justice without speaking? I'm just curious, not a lawyer.
posted by lasamana on Jan 18, 2013 - 20 answers

SCotUS rules of thumb.

I'm looking for Supreme Court created tests or rules. [more inside]
posted by Garm on Nov 7, 2011 - 11 answers

What do Tauro's decisions actually mean in real terms?

Conlawfilter: What are the possible ultimate outcomes of the Gill and HHS rulings that just got handed down, and what are your estimates of their respective likelihoods? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon on Jul 11, 2010 - 12 answers

C'mon SCOTUS throw me a bone!

Dear US Supreme Court Fans, when will the opinion on Columbia v. Heller be issued? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Jun 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Justice wardrobe vocab test.

what's the name of the little bib-like thing that the women on the U.S. Supreme Court wear?
posted by spiderwire on Apr 1, 2007 - 6 answers

SCOTUS declining to hear

SCOTUS filter: Why does the Supreme Court decline to hear cases? [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Dec 9, 2006 - 14 answers

Supreme Court Line Length?

How long should I expect to wait in line to see the Supreme Court in session? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Nov 8, 2006 - 7 answers

SCOTUS: Promote from inside?

Is there a reason one of the existing Supreme Court justices isn't "promoted" to Chief Justice? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Sep 4, 2005 - 21 answers

Can John Roberts be nominated as Chief Justice?

Can President Bush nominate John Roberts for Chief Justice? [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Sep 4, 2005 - 3 answers

Supreme Court Reversals

Has the Supreme Court ever reversed a unanimous Supreme Court ruling? How frequently are 8-1 rulings overturned? I'm writing a paper on Brown v. Board of Education and was wondering whether it was worth it for Warren to press for unanimity given that the "all deliberate speed" clause was added to achieve this, and severely diluted the ruling. [more inside]
posted by alphanerd on Jul 28, 2004 - 8 answers

exact quote re copyright from a SCOTUS judge

I'm looking for a quote by (I believe) a SCOTUS judge, who said that the purpose of copyright law is to protect the public domain first, and allow exploitation of creative works second.

I lost some of my notes on copyright, and extensive googling has turned up very little. I think Lessig might've referenced it in an interview/post somewhere on the net, but I'm having a hard time locating it. I turn to you, oh great Mefites.
posted by Jairus on Feb 27, 2004 - 8 answers

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