According to Scotusblog, the independent Web site that tracks the court’s proceedings, the justices are about 10 cases short of what they normally would have taken at this point of the term.
The court has almost total discretion over its docket and accepts about 1 percent of the petitions its receives. At least four of the nine justices must agree to take a case, and attorneys, law professors and legal experts love to speculate on why the court takes so few.
In his Thanksgiving Proclamation 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln mentioned God eight times. On Real Story this afternoon, Gretchen Carlson asked her panel of religious experts what has changed in American politics and in our culture overall.
Mr. Lind served as reporter of decisions from 1979 to 1987. He was the 14th person to hold the position since the court’s establishment in 1789.
His primary duty was to edit and publish the court’s opinions, both in their preliminary stages and, more important, in the U.S. Reports, the bound volumes of the court’s rulings. He was also tasked with printing summaries of the court’s opinions that preceded every published case.