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.

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

SCOTUS puts itself on hold for fourth time in history – March 26, 2020

Given the Supreme Court's concern about following precedent, it was natural that the Court cited three historical precedents in announcing its stunning decision on March 16, 2020, to postpone the March calendar of oral arguments because of the coronavirus pandemic. In this Court Report, court expert Kenneth Jost discusses each instance when the Court postponed its proceedings due to a public health crisis.