2013 in review

In February I joined Reuters as Supreme Court reporter. Here are a few highlights from the last 11 months: Gay marriage gets big boost in two Supreme Court rulings: Final report on the day of the Supreme Court’s two big rulings related to gay marriage in June 2013. Chamber of Commerce turns to small courts … Continue reading 2013 in review

Taking a break

I recently started a new job as Supreme Court correspondent for Reuters. As a result, I probably won’t be posting much here. If you’re interested, check out my Twitter feed for updates on action at the court.

Newtown gun group challenging ATF authority to seek data on gun sales

The Newtown-Conn.-based National Shooting Sports Foundation is challenging the federal government’s authority to seek data on semi-automatic rifle sales. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case January 9. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives — ATF — had asked dealers … Continue reading Newtown gun group challenging ATF authority to seek data on gun sales

Regulation Battle

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put the spotlight on the federal government’s rulemaking process this week during the argument in a Clean Water Act case. It prompted a debate of epic proportions — if you work inside the Beltway. The focus was on the unexpected speed in which the Obama administration drafted and finalized … Continue reading Regulation Battle

Toobin winning in high court book battle against Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia has had so much publicity for his new book (co-written with Bryan Garner) that I was curious how well it’s been selling.  It turns out that Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts is somewhat less popular that Jeffrey Toobin’s Supreme Court potboiler The Oath, which purports to lift the lid on … Continue reading Toobin winning in high court book battle against Scalia