Simple Saturday 2 : Cashmere, Amicus Curiae, & Wrecking Balls

By | October 29, 2016

How are cases accepted into the Supreme Court?

A ‘cert pool’ of law clerks assigned to each justice read the petitions of certiorari, write a brief summary about the case and then recommend whether or not it should be accepted. Using that information, the Justices decide in a meeting referred to as the Justices’ Conference. (Source)

Why would a construction crew spray a building getting wrecking balled?

To control dust. (Source)

Which states do not allow write-in candidates? 

Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama & South Carolina (Source)

Which supreme court case has the most amicus curiae (friend of the court) filed for it?

Obergefell v. Hodges (Source)

What’s cashmere made out of?

Cashmere goat wool (Source)

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