Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

SCOTUSblog on camera: Geoffrey Stone (complete)

In this six-part series, Geoffrey Stone – the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School – discusses his experience as a Supreme Court clerk for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., during the October Term 1972 (which included Roe v. Wade and Frontiero v. Richardson); methods of constitutional interpretation, their history, and when the Court should use its power; the confirmation process and what qualifies someone to be a Supreme Court Justice; and whether the Court is either “conservative” or “liberal” and can be regarded as “the Roberts Court.” (Fabrizio di Piazza)

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