Why is veteran Supreme Court advocate Roy Englert Jr. suddenly replacing bankruptcy expert Eric Brunstad Jr. in a Supreme Court argument set for next week? How did the lawyers fare in arguing cases on state jurisdiction over foreign corporations, and on what companies must disclose to avoid securities fraud class actions? When is a police shooting a seizure under the Fourth Amendment? What does Justice Elena Kagan's first opinion tell us about her writing and announcement style and preferences? (Hint: she likes footnotes.) Who is carrying on the battle for cameras in the Supreme Court, now that Arlen Specter is gone from the Senate? And which states produce the most simply written Supreme Court briefs?
These are just some of the questions explored in the three issues of the Supreme Court Insider, our digital newsletter on the Court, published this week.(We go daily when the Court is in session.) We also had a Todd Zywicki commentary on the upcoming argument in the second round of the Anna Nicole Smith case, and links to other commentary and analysis on the Court. For a peek at the latest issue of our subscription-only newsletter, click here.