Monthly Archives: November 2015

Citations Can Be Pretty

Baltimore these days gets dark early. Most of the trees have no leaves.  Rather than get depressed, In Progress counsels color. Enjoy a pretty citation network! (Click image to open full-sized version). And if you like your pictures moving, enjoy this GIF … Continue reading

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Consensus and the Collateral Order Exception

For many Civil Procedure professors, the end of the Fall semester means it’s time to teach appeals. I’m not afraid to admit this gives me a certain nerdy joy. O final judgment! This year, I succumbed to nerd impulses and mapped … Continue reading

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Deadly Force, Mullenix v. Luna, and the Power of Dissent

In its second opinion of the 2015 Term, Mullenix v. Luna, the Court held a police officer immune from liability for his role in killing a fleeing suspect. This is how Justice Sotomayor’s solo dissent describes the conduct ultimately protected by the Court: … Continue reading

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Mullenix v. Luna: Complete Citation Network

On Monday, the Court handed down its second opinion of the 2015 Term, Mullenix v. Luna. The map above displays the all the Supreme Court cases cited by the per curiam majority opinion as well as by Justice Sotomayor in dissent. … Continue reading

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Spokeo and Standing: Seventeen Cases

Does precedent determine how the Supreme Court will rule in any given case? Not necessarily. While past decisions should guide the Court’s resolution of new problems, justices may disagree on the scope of prior rulings. Justices may even disagree on whether … Continue reading

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