The Supreme Court launched its new term on Monday, the first Monday in October, and Supreme Court Brief, NLJ's three-year-old subscription newsletter, covered it all. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. introduced the court's new clerk to the public, and the justices heard two oral arguments -- both of which seemed to leave the justices dissatisfied or at least uncertain about the outcome. We also have a feature story on Harvey Levin, the Illinois lawyer who is the named plaintiff in the age discrimination case Madigan v. Levin heard by the justices Monday.
The court also issued a 94-page list of orders, mostly listing the roughly 2,000 petitions in which it denied review. A story in the newsletter highlights key orders from the list. We also offer a need-to-read selection of links to court-related articles from other publications.
In Tuesday's edition, among other things, we'll report on arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, this term's campaign finance blockbuster case.