Supreme Court Round Up: A Summary of the Court’s Opinions, Upcoming Arguments, and Other Developments (February 2015)

February 18, 2015

As the Supreme Court continues its 2014 Term, Gibson Dunn’s Supreme Court Round-Up is summarizing the Court’s opinions, as well as the issues presented in the cases that remain to be decided.  The Court has accepted more than 70 cases for argument this Term, heard arguments in 42 cases, and issued 15 opinions in argued cases.  Gibson Dunn has presented oral argument in two of the cases that the Court has heard this Term, and is involved in several others as counsel for amici curiae.  With arguments continuing this month, 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.

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.  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.

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