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.

Déjà Vu in the Court: The Ambiguities of Case Rearguments – November 1, 2017

When there is a split decision, a vacancy, or the justices need more time to come to a decision or refocus the scope of a case, the Supreme Court will request cases be reargued later in the term or in the next one. While the reasons for rearguments can be clear, observers are occasionally left puzzled because the Court is not beholden to transparency. In this Court Report, legal expert Kenneth Jost explores various situations that have led to case rearguments.