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Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States

Christopher Schmidt, Director
565 W. Adams St., Room 755
Chicago, IL 60661
cschmidt@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5389

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Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States

The Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) provides information, educational resources, and scholarship on the nation's highest court.

Chicago-Kent College of Law is home to a community of scholars who study the United States Supreme Court and its jurisprudence, with expertise ranging from intellectual property law to constitutional law to empirical scholarship. Many Chicago-Kent faculty also argue and brief cases on behalf of both parties and amici. ISCOTUS builds on this foundation and offers new opportunities, such as law review symposia, public lectures and continuing legal education, to showcase the significant intellectual contributions of Chicago-Kent's faculty. Through ISCOTUS, Chicago-Kent students will learn from appellate advocates with experience in the Court and from prominent jurists.

Founded in 2011, Chicago-Kent's ISCOTUS combines the law school's core strengths: cutting-edge legal scholarship and technological innovation. ISCOTUS has three main components:

>> Visit the ISCOTUSnow blog for comprehensive, scholarly discourse and explanatory videos on the latest Supreme Court news and decisions.

>> View more video commentary on the Supreme Court at the ISCOTUS YouTube channel.

ISCOTUS now

  • Predicting the Winners in EPA Cases

    Sorry, it’s taken me awhile to analyze the Michigan v. EPA, which the Supreme Court heard back on March 25.  The case asks whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by electric utilities.  I predict a 5-4 decision in favor […]

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  • Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2015

    Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow ISCOTUS on Twitter.) Following a similar decision last month involving the state of Alabama, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina redistricting ruling, forcing a lower court review. […]

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  • Predicting the Winner in Horne v. Dept. of Agriculture

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, which asks (1) whether the government’s “categorical duty” under the Fifth Amendment to pay just compensation when it “physically takes possession of an interest in property,” Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, applies only to real property and not to […]

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