The Supreme Court, moving to fill out further a thin docket for decisions this Term, on Wednesday added three new controversies, including a pair of appeals growing out of a gruesome murder in the nation’s capital more than three decades ago, when all but one of those found guilty were teenagers.
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Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at several significant cases denied for consideration by the Supreme Court on Monday morning.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stretched out the schedule for filing written briefs in the new test case on transgender rights. Among other effects of the change will be that the new government of President-elect Donald Trump will get time to decide whether to get involved — and, if it wishes — to change federal policy.
The Supreme Court earlier this week issued its calendar of cases to be heard in January, but three significant cases weren’t on the list and may remain in limbo until a ninth Justice joins the Court.
One year after the South Korean-based computer giant Samsung handed over $548 million to American rival Apple in a bitter, long-running patent rights battle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously gave Samsung a chance to get back at least some of that money.