The Supreme Court picks, one case at a time, the issues it will decide and leaves it to scholars, journalists and other observers to see trends. No one on the outside can explain, with any confidence, why some disputes get the Justices’ attention and others simply get bypassed.
Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Michael Dorf of Cornell Law School explore the biggest cases and trends at the Supreme Court this year.
On June 30, 1921, President Warren Harding announced that former President William Howard Taft would become the new Chief Justice of the United States. To this day, Taft remains as the only person to hold the top position in the executive and judicial branches.