Supreme Court Round-Up: A Summary of the Court’s Opinions, Cases to Be Argued Next Term, and Other Developments (March 2016)

March 18, 2016

As the Supreme Court continues its 2015 Term, Gibson Dunn’s Supreme Court Round-Up is summarizing the issues presented in the cases on the Court’s docket and the opinions in the cases the Court has already decided.  The Court has accepted 52 cases for argument this Term, and has heard arguments in 31 cases.  Gibson Dunn has presented one oral argument this Term and has two more arguments later this month, in addition to being involved in 11 cases as counsel for amici curiae.

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.                      

To view the Round-Up, click here.


Gibson Dunn’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group is one of the nation’s leading appellate practices.  The National Law Journal named Gibson Dunn to its 2015 Appellate Hot List featuring 20 firms that "represent appellate advocacy at its strongest – winning the big cases and changing the law."  In addition, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" recognized Gibson Dunn as the 2016 Law Firm of the Year for its Appellate Practice.  Acclaimed as a litigation powerhouse, Gibson Dunn was named The American Lawyer‘s 2016 Litigation Department of the Year, our unprecedented third win in this biennial competition since 2010.  The publication noted, "Gibson Dunn litigators set out to win big rather than just escape defeat, and they succeeded . . . the firm repeatedly delivered when it mattered most."  Dubbing the firm’s litigators "The Game Changers" in 2010, the publication in 2012 declared that we possess "The Complete Game" and named the firm a Finalist in 2014.  

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.

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The following Gibson Dunn lawyers assisted in preparing this client alert Theodore B. Olson, Amir C. Tayrani, Ashley S. Boizelle, Alexander K. Cox, Matthew E. Miller and Brandon L. Boxler.

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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