The Supreme Court’s Own Civil War

On January 8, the Supreme Court will kick off 2018 with a double header of original jurisdiction cases—Texas v. New Mexico and Florida v. Georgia.

The court’s original jurisdiction is rarely invoked, accounting for just 10 of the court’s cases since 2000. So don’t fret if you don’t know the ins and outs of the unique procedure. Former Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister has you covered.

McAllister joined Bloomberg Law to discuss how these cases differ from the court’s typical cases and how they’re sort of like the Civil War—only peaceably adjudicated by the highest court in the land.