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…
- Associated Press: Long quiet, justices end their term with a growl
- Associated Press: Summaries of leading Supreme Court cases
- USA Today: Paradox marks Supreme Court term
- Los Angeles Times editorial: The evolving Supreme Court
- New York Times, Linda Greenhouse: On Court That Defied Labeling, Kennedy Made the Boldest Mark
- Legal Times, Tony Mauro: Despite June Fireworks, a Calmer Supreme Court Term
- Christian Science Monitor: A Less Deferential High Court
Meanwhile, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and SCOTUSblog.com 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 Law.com.
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