Category Archives: Supreme Court

The CIA Finding on Russian Election Interference Suggests a New Needed Role For Roberts to Chair a “Warren Commission” Type Inquiry

While there is a long history of countries (including ours) finding ways to mess with their opponent’s political system, this is sui generis, and leads to a thousand thoughts on where this takes us and leaves us. The Threat of Illegitimacy and … Continue reading

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On Waking Up From a Nightmare that was About Trying to E-File in the Supreme Court– Maybe We Can Use the Idea!

I just woke up this morning in a panic from a nightmare that would be funny if it were not so scary. There I am in the dream trying to e-file a pleading with the Supreme Court.  Naturally it is … Continue reading

Posted in Document Assembly, E-filing, Supreme Court

The Legal System Continues, per Ginsburg, J., To Protect the Constitutional System Against Trump

Yesterday morning the New York Times published a precedent-shattering interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Unless they have a book to sell, Supreme Court justices rarely give interviews. Even then, they diligently avoid political topics. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Nominee Garland’s Perhaps Unprecedented Speech Today Highlights Access to Justice

The normal rule is that Supreme Court nominees do not give speeches or interviews to the media.  But, then, the normal rule is also that the Senate does not block a highly respected and previously easily confirmed nominee a few … Continue reading

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UK Supreme Court Might Be Able to Teach US Court a Lesson on Urgency of Protecting Legal Aid

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 19th, LSC and its friends will enjoy an invitation-only reception at the US Supreme Court following the LSC day at the White House, and to be addressed by Justice Kennedy, among others.  It is obviously a very … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Discrimination, Immigration, International Models, Legal Aid, LSC, Supreme Court, White House

Jim Sandman’s Comment on the Nomination of Judge Garland and Access to Justice

Many of us have been wondering about the potential implications of the nomination of Judge Garland for access to justice. Well, here is one very important clue, a comment by LSC President Jim Sandman.  Jim is, of course, a former … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Federal Courts, Supreme Court, White House

A Different Take on The Supreme Court Vacancy — A Bipartisan Access to Justice Opportunity

The apparently inevitable partisan political wresting on the open Supreme Court seat has already started.  But maybe there’s a different way of thinking about this.  Although, after McConnel threw down the gauntlet about letting the people decide, I am not … Continue reading

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