The Supreme Court, Too Cold, Too Hot or Just Right?

By June 30, 2008Briefly Legal

All in the tongue of the beslurper…

Anyway, last week ended with the usual wrap-up stories about the just-completed term for the U.S. Supreme Court. Dow Jones especially had a good review: “Supreme Court Term Is Mixed For Business, But Wins Were Big“: “The U.S. Supreme Court handed the business sector a mix of wins and losses in the 2007-2008 term ending Friday, but when business did win, it won big.” The opinions Dow-Jones highlights are Stoneridge, Riegel v. Medtronic and the Exxon Valdez case. More…

Meanwhile, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and issued their annual end-of-term statistical summary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions. A few highlights:

  • The Justices issued 67 merits opinions after argument this term, the lowest number since the 1953-54 Term
  • The Justices decided 71 cases in total this term, the lowest number of decisions in recent memory.
  • Five-to-four rulings represented 17 percent of the term’s opinions; last year’s percentage was 33 percent.

 Crossposted from Point of

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