History and Cases Shaping a Nation

Welcome to the CQ Press Supreme Court Collection, a destination for authoritative information and data on cases, justices, and the history and power of the U.S. Supreme Court. Researchers will find the data and tools to answer questions about justices and their opinions and behavior.

The latest Supreme Court news and analysis from legal affairs expert Kenneth Jost.

"Original Jurisdiction" poses challenges for court – January 4, 2018

The Supreme Court’s caseload typically comprises unsettled cases heard in appellate courts, but on occasion, it will hear original jurisdiction cases, most frequently in which a state is a party. With two such cases with arguments at the beginning of 2018, in this Court Report, legal expert Kenneth Jost explores original jurisdictions cases and the involvement of “special masters” to assist with the process.