Aug. 18, 2017
SCOTUS, by the Numbers
Kedar Bhatia (Greenberg Traurig), curator of SCOTUSBlog’s annual statistical analysis of U.S. Supreme Court terms, visits to review the quantitative term that was; and, Paul Bland (Public Justice) discusses a recent rule reversal that relaxes federal restrictions on mandatory arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts
On this week's show Kedar Bhatia, an associate with Greenberg Traurig and SCOTUSBlog's master statistician, takes us through a quantitative analysis of the past Supreme Court term, and discusses the purpose and provenance of the site's annual Stat Packs.
Also, Paul Bland, of Public Justice, speaks about the rule currently being reconsidered by the Trump administration that pertains to mandatory arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. The rule was promulgated last year under the Obama White House, and would have, if implemented, withheld federal funds from homes that required residents to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. Mr. Bland, who has represented a number of nursing home resident clients, makes the case that the original rule should be implemented, and that arbitration tends to be an unreliable forum for nursing home plaintiffs.