Dietz v. Bouldin, ___ U.S. ___ (2016).  When a judge discharges a jury in a civil case, and only thereafter realizes that the jury verdict contains an error, is there anything that can be done?  That was the question in this case, decided today by the Supreme Court of the United States.  By a 6-2 vote, the Court held that a judge has inherent, but limited, power to recall the jury for further deliberations.  Justice Sotomayor wrote the majority opinion, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and J

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump had promised months ago to announce a “short list” of his potential United States Supreme Court nominees.  Especially in recent days, conservatives concerned about Trump’s bona fides as a “true conservative” have been pressing him to fulfill that commitment.

Today, Trump announced a list of eleven names.  He said those names were of the type that he would nominate, not necessarily that he would actually select one of them were he elected and given the opportunity to nominate someone to the Court.

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, ___ U.S. ___ (2016).  Class action defendants often label cases seeking statutory damages as “no-injury class actions.”  Those defendants do not like statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (“FCRA”), which was at issue in yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.  Defendants hoped that this case would wipe out statutory damages class actions for lack of standing.  That did not happen.  Instead, by a 6-2