Posts Tagged: SCOTUS

Should We Stop Calling Judicial Nominees “Moderate?”

With the passing of Justice Scalia and the nomination of Judge Garland as his replacement, judicial philosophy is again in the public eye.  Court watchers and armchair jurists alike suddenly have an opinion on the background and credentials of a federal appellate judge and judicial nominee that most people have never heard of. Often, these… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules on Same Sex Marriage – Appellate Lawyers’ Analysis

            In a landmark decision Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Constitution allowed same sex couples the right to legally marry, regardless of where they resided in the United States. The Court was closely divided in its 5-4 ruling, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the opinion… Read more »