Supreme Court Initiates Sanctions Against Lawyer Who Let His Client Tell Him How To State The Argument In A Petition
No. 1,123 In the Matter of Discipline of Howard Neil Shipley, No. 14D2827. Live long enough and you can see everything. Every lawyer has had clients who want to micromanage the case. Its a serious handicap. But most of the time, it just makes the task harder. But not always. In a rare move, the […]
If your interests include history, read the post about Oliver Wendell Holmes in SCOTUS Blog. Holmes was wounded twice, including on the bloodiest day in American history, the Battle of Antietam.
No. 1,048 The Scotus Blog says that the Supreme Court has been receiving numerous petitions requesting clarification on the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause. The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right of a criminal defendant to confront his accusers. This issue is frequently raised by submission of lab reports by prosecutors (such as on DNA testing) where […]
If you are trying to follow the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases, being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today, the SCOTUS Blog has provided a comprehensive but readable post on the briefs of counsel, together with analysis.