UCHastings Instagram

Barrister's Ball
Instagram Photo Likes thoffany, jaybeedoe, exnowayyy and 12 others like this.
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Professor Dodson Correctly Predicts Outcome in Supreme Court case Sprint Communications v. Jacobs

In his summary of oral arguments last month, Dodson wrote that he expected a quick and unanimous reversal of the lower court opinion.
Sample alt tag.

UC Hastings Professor Scott Dodson, an expert in federal procedure and a regular guest contributor to the leading Supreme Court website SCOTUSblog, has correctly predicted the outcome in Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Jacobs.

The case involves the scope of the Younger doctrine, which requires federal courts to abstain from interfering with certain ongoing state proceedings. In November, Dodson wrote an analysis of the oral argument in the case, in which he predicted that the Court would rely on precedent to limit Younger. "Look for a unanimous reversal from the Court in short order," he wrote.

As predicted, the Court's opinion, issued December 10, unanimously reversed the lower courts and relied on precedent to cabin the scope of the Younger doctrine. Dodson's analysis of the opinion for SCOTUSblog is here. Dodson agrees with the Court's decision. "Court prediction is always a risky task," he confesses, "but the justices really seemed to show their cards during oral argument. I also happen to think that the Court correctly decided the case, so I am pleased with the unanimous outcome."

##

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recruiting 2Ls: Lawyers for America

The public service program provides extraordinary working opportunities in a variety of fields.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Professor Sheila Purcell Promotes Alternative Dispute Resolution at Home and Abroad

Professor Purcell discusses the comprehensive ADR program at UC Hastings and the growing popularity of ADR around the globe.
Monday, October 27, 2014

HSIR Volunteers Provide Legal Assistance to Undocumented UCSC Students

Professor Weisberg initiated the project and Professor Boswell trained students for the event, forestalling possible deportations.
Monday, October 27, 2014

ASUCH's Speed Meet & Greet Puts New Twist on Networking

More than 40 attorneys and 120 students participated in ASUCH’s Speed Meet & Greet—a first-of-its-kind event at UC Hastings.
Go to News Archive