Supreme Court Round Up: A Summary of Recent Opinions, Cases Pending Decisions, and Other Developments (May 2014)

May 16, 2014

With the Supreme Court having completed argument for the October Term 2013, Gibson Dunn’s Supreme Court Round-Up is summarizing the opinions the Court has already released, the issues presented in cases that have been argued this Term or will be argued next Term, and other key developments.  The Court has issued opinions in 38 argued cases this Term, has heard argument in 31 other cases, and has accepted 16 cases for argument next Term.  Gibson Dunn has presented oral argument in seven cases this Term, and is involved in several others as counsel for amici curiae.  With opinions continuing to be issued this month and next, the Round-Up provides a snapshot of the issues that are at the forefront of the Court’s docket.

Spearheaded by former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, the Supreme Court Round-Up keeps clients apprised of the Court’s most recent actions.  The Round-Up previews cases scheduled for argument, tracks the actions of the Office of the Solicitor General, and recaps recent opinions.  The Round-Up provides a concise, substantive analysis of the Court’s actions.  Its easy-to-use format allows the reader to identify what is on the Court’s docket at any given time, and to see what issues the Court will be taking up next.  The Round-Up is the ideal resource for busy practitioners seeking an in-depth, timely, and objective report on the Court’s actions.

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