Breaking News

This week on the Wiki

Following the opinions handed down on Monday in Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States and Bloate v. United States, we have updated those case pages on our sister site, SCOTUSwiki, to include links to the opinions as well as commentary posted here on the blog.  To the case page for Milavetz, we have added an opinion recap by Stanford Law School’s Keisha Stanford, while the case page for Bloate now includes an opinion recap by Scott Street of Akin Gump.  We have also updated the case page for Mac’s Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products Co. and Shell Oil Products Co. v. Mac’s Shell Service to include a recap of last week’s opinion by Stanford Law School’s Shira Liu, the case page for Hamilton v. Lanning now includes commentary by law professor M. Jonathan Hayes, and the case page for Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick now includes a recap of last week’s opinion by Lyle Denniston of this blog.

The Court also granted certiorari in three cases on Monday – NASA v. Nelson, Snyder v. Phelps, and Bruesewitz v. Wyeth – and we have created new pages for those cases on the Wiki.  We have also added two new cases – Carmichael v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Service, Inc. and Amara v. CIGNA/CIGNA v. Amara – to our list of requests for the views of the Solicitor General.

We also updated several case pages this week to include links to recently filed merits briefs.  The case page for Morrison v. National Australia Bank LTD now includes a link to a supplemental brief for the petitioners, and the page for Christian Legal Society v. Martinez now includes links to a brief for Hastings College of Law as respondents, as well as a brief from respondent-intervenor Hastings Outlaw. Newly filed amicus briefs have been added to the case pages for Morrison, Robertson v. United States ex rel. Watson, Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, and Doe v. Reed.

As we do each week, we have continued to update case pages on the wiki to include links to ongoing media coverage.  This week, we added a good deal of media commentary to the case page for McDonald v. Chicago, and coverage of this week’s cert. grant in Snyder v. Phelps was also added to the new page for that case.