Supreme Court Preview
September 25, 2006 at 7:45 PM
This afternoon, Santa Clara University School of Law faculty members who teach Constitutional Law classes gave students a preview of the United States Supreme Court’s upcoming term. Among cases that have already generated media interest are two school desegregation cases (Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District #1 from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education from the Sixth Circuit); the partial birth abortion case from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (Gonzales v. Carhart); and MedImmune v. Genentech, which examines whether a licensee in good standing can challenge the validity of its licensor’s patent. MedImmune was decided by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
For students interested in following the progress of the Supreme Court’s 2006-2007 term, faculty members suggested “On the Docket” from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, SCOTUSblog, and newspapers such as the New York Times (NYT on Westlaw, NEWS;NYT on Lexis). BNA’s U.S. Law Week, Supreme Court Today also provides information about pending cases. It is available in the Stauffer Collection (KF101 .A6 U5), on Weslaw (BNA-USLWSCT) and Lexis (BNA;BNASCT), and via links to the BNA Core Plus Package on OSCAR.
The Supreme Court announced earlier this month that, this term, oral argument transcripts will be available on the Supreme Court website on the same day that the argument is heard: www.supremecourtus.gov . U.S. Supreme Court transcripts and briefs are also available on Lexis and Westlaw.