Supreme Court Round-Up: A Summary of the Court’s Opinions, Cases to Be Argued Next Term, and Other Developments (July 2015)

July 17, 2015

Following the close of the Supreme Court’s 2014 Term, Gibson Dunn’s Supreme Court Round-Up provides summaries of the Court’s opinions, the questions presented in cases that will be heard by the Court next Term, and other key developments on the Court’s docket.  The Court heard argument in 66 cases and issued 74 opinions during its 2014 Term.  Gibson Dunn represented parties in three cases and amici in seven cases.  At this time, the Court has accepted 27 cases for argument during its 2015 Term.   

Spearheaded by former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, the Supreme Court Round-Up keeps clients apprised of the Court’s actions by providing a concise, substantive analysis of the Court’s activities.  The Round-Up previews cases scheduled for argument, tracks the actions of the Office of the Solicitor General, and summarizes recent opinions.  The Round-Up’s easy-to-use format enables 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.

To view the Round-Up, click here.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 

Gibson Dunn’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group is one of the nation’s leading appellate practices.  Partner Miguel A. Estrada was named a 2014 Litigator of the Year winner by The American Lawyer, which also awarded its 2014 Litigation Department of the Year Finalist honors to Gibson Dunn.  Partner Theodore B. Olson was a finalist in the publication’s inaugural 2012 Litigator of the Year competition.  These awards follow the firm’s unprecedented back-to-back wins as 2010 and 2012 Litigation Department of the Year.  The preeminence of Gibson Dunn’s Appellate Group is also underscored by its placement on The National Law Journal‘s 2014 Appellate Hot List, which recognized law firms that demonstrated "outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort."

Gibson Dunn has a strong and high-profile presence before the Supreme Court of the United States, appearing numerous times in the past decade in a variety of cases.  During the Supreme Court’s three most recent Terms, seven different Gibson Dunn partners have presented oral argument in 13 cases, including closely watched cases with far-reaching significance in the class action, intellectual property, separation of powers, and First Amendment fields.  Moreover, while the grant rate for certiorari petitions is below 1%, Gibson Dunn’s certiorari petitions have captured the Court’s attention:  Gibson Dunn has persuaded the Court to grant 16 certiorari petitions since 2006.

Gibson Dunn’s lawyers are available to assist in addressing any questions you may have regarding developments at the Supreme Court.  Please feel free to contact the following attorneys in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, or any member of the Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.

Theodore B. Olson (202.955.8500, tolson@gibsondunn.com)
Amir C. Tayrani (202.887.3692, atayrani@gibsondunn.com)
Ashley S. Boizelle (202.887.3635, aboizelle@gibsondunn.com)

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