Supreme Court Round-Up: A Summary of Upcoming Arguments and Other Developments (October 2017)

October 2, 2017

As the Supreme Court begins its 2017 Term, Gibson Dunn’s Supreme Court Round-Up provides summaries of the questions presented in the cases that the Court will hear this Term as well as other key developments on the Court’s docket.  Gibson Dunn presented 2 arguments during the 2016 Term, securing wins for clients in both cases, and was involved in 11 additional cases as counsel for amici curiae.  To date, the Court has granted certiorari in 37 cases for the 2017 Term, and Gibson Dunn is counsel for the petitioner in 2 of those cases.

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.


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Gibson Dunn has a longstanding, 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 5 most recent Terms, 9 different Gibson Dunn partners have presented oral argument; the firm has argued a total of 18 cases in the Supreme Court during that period, 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 20 certiorari petitions since 2006.

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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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