The United States Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October and will last until late June or early July. The term itself is divided into sittings: oneContinue reading “#LearnTheLaw – U.S. Supreme Court Term”
Author Archives: Sami Raphaelson
#LearnTheLaw – State & Federal Court Structure
#LearnTheLaw – What is a Tort?
In medieval England, tort was a synonym for a “wrong” or “trespass.” Later on, it became known as “torque,” or to twist. Today, when a person commits a tort, theyContinue reading “#LearnTheLaw – What is a Tort?”
#SCOTUSSpotlight – Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Monday, March 15th, 2021, would have been Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 88th birthday. Justice Ginsburg was the second female and the first Jewish female justice on the Supreme Court of theContinue reading “#SCOTUSSpotlight – Ruth Bader Ginsberg”
#LearnTheLaw – What is Fair Use?
Fair use, in the broadest sense, is the use of copyrighted content without permission from the relevant copyright owner for a restricted and, as the courts define it, “transformative” intent,Continue reading “#LearnTheLaw – What is Fair Use?”
Case Commentary: Lange v. California
“Probable cause” is a legal term that basically means that a police officer has either: a pretty good reason to believe that a crime may have been committed that requiresContinue reading “Case Commentary: Lange v. California”
SCOTUS Spotlight: Sonia Maria Sotomayor
Sonia Maria Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954 and is the first Hispanic and Latina member of the Supreme Court. Growing up in The Bronx, to Puerto Rican parents,Continue reading “SCOTUS Spotlight: Sonia Maria Sotomayor”
SCOTUS Spotlight: Roger B. Taney
Roger B. Taney, born on March 17, 1777, was the 5th Chief Justice of the United States and the first Roman Catholic to serve on the Supreme Court. Taney’s lifeContinue reading “SCOTUS Spotlight: Roger B. Taney”
SCOTUS Spotlight – Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Supreme Court Justices have lifetime tenure and Justice Thomas is the longest sitting memberContinue reading “SCOTUS Spotlight – Clarence Thomas”
#LearnTheLaw – What is Judicial Review?
Defined: A legal phrase for what we all know Judges do: look a law, a policy, an act, a piece of legislation, etc., and assess whether it is or isContinue reading “#LearnTheLaw – What is Judicial Review?”