Bench Memos

This Week at the Supreme Court

This morning the Supreme Court heard two cases about the proper standards for evaluating whether race predominated in crafting political districts in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris. On Tuesday the Court considers the scope of worldwide liability for patent infringement, specifically, whether including a component shipped from the United States as part of an infringing multi-product item is enough to trigger liability for all worldwide sales of the product. And then on Wednesday, the Court turns to bankruptcy law, hearing argument about whether a bankruptcy court can authorize distribution of settlement proceeds in a way that violates the statutory priority scheme. The Court has yet to schedule additional arguments for this Term, so these will be the last arguments for at least a couple of months. 

Jonathan KeimJonathan Keim is Counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network. A native of Peoria, Illinois, he is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Princeton University, an experienced litigator, and ...