6 J. L. 115 (2016)
A Year in the Life of the Supreme Court

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     A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE

                SUPREME COURT

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                            Tony Mauro'

   A summary of developments involving the Supreme Court of the United States
   in 2015 that are not likely to be memorialized in the United States Reports.

January 21: Protesters disrupted a Supreme Court session, rising one after
another to shout criticism of the Court's Citizens United campaign finance
ruling on its fifth anniversary. I rise on behalf of democracy, one demon-
strator shouted. Money is not speech, said another. The group 99Rise
took credit. A year earlier Kai Newkirk, a leader of 99Rise, which opposes
the domination of big money in politics, was arrested for a similar out-
burst. The dramatic scene unfolded as the court's session was beginning
at 10 a.m. It was clearly a coordinated effort by a group of spectators
who sat in the back row of the public seating inside the court. As soon as
the first person rose to speak out, Supreme Court police moved quickly
to remove him. But then, another rose from a different seat at the other
end of the row, and police pounced on that person. After the first shouter,
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. tried to make light of it by saying, Our
second order of business is ......

I Tony Mauro is Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal, Supreme Court
Brief, Legal Times, and The American Lawyer. In 2015, his book Landmark Cases was published
as a companion to the C-SPAN Series on 12 historic Supreme Court decisions. Photograph
copyright 2016 by Diego Radzinschi.


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