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Will SCOTUS Finally Pick Up the PACER?

“At a time when almost every other federal court has a readily accessible electronic database, why can’t the Supreme Court?”

That was how I ended a post from August 2014. By then, it was already long past time for the Supreme Court to develop something like the PACER electronic docket system that has operated for many years in the lower federal courts.

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In the Teeth of Humor

This morning, the Court heard argument in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, an important and fascinating state-action antitrust case featuring Hashim Mooppan’s impressive debut at One First Street. But perhaps the most remarkable feature of the case is that it has spawned so much tooth-based wordplay. Here’s a sample, for your amusement:

  • USA Today: “For Supreme Court, dental case is like pulling teeth”
  • Reuters: “Supreme Court justices chew on teeth-whitening dispute,” which opens: “The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case….”
  • WSJ: “Smile and Say Price-Fixing”
  • Boston Herald: “High Court has chance to put teeth into free market”
  • National Law Journal: “High Court Drills Dental Examiners Board”

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