Jeff Wall Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Supreme Court Case Selection

June 19, 2016

On June 19, Mr. Wall was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article titled “Divided Supreme Court Lurches to Term's End.” The article discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court, with no clear ideological majority in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, has tied or only narrowly decided most of its politically divisive major cases this Term. It also outlines how the Court has so far declined to take as many cases as usual for next Term, since the ideological stalemate is likely to continue into 2017. This impasse means that there is room on the Court's docket for less polarizing, but nonetheless economically significant, cases. “We all have a sense that some of these more controversial [cases], they don't want to grant. That's why I think the I.P. [intellectual property] space will be very big,” Mr. Wall said regarding the Supreme Court's next Term, which begins in October.