Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

SCOTUSblog on camera: Orin Kerr – Part three

The importance and quality of Supreme Court oral argument; the influence on the Court of academe and legal blogging; and how advocacy and teaching affect each other.

In this five-part interview, Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at the George Washington Unversity Law School in Washington, DC, discusses his background in mechanical engineering and in law; clerking for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; working in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice; and teaching law. A scholar of criminal procedure and computer crime law, Professor Kerr talks about how the Supreme Court considers cases, understands legal principle and contends with changing technology; the importance of predictability in law; the institutional position of the Court; and the role of politics in understanding the Court and its membership.

“One thing that I didn’t appreciate until I was a law clerk was the extent to which the Justices are generalists…You just sort of imagine that they have, you know. clear agendas and a sense of, ‘I’m going from here to here to here.’ That’s not generally the case. That’s not the norm. The norm is that they’re generalist Justices.”

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