Sean Bradley

Sean Bradley

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Sean is a graduate of Creighton University School of Law. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, presided as an administrative law judge, and testified in support of major statutory reforms. Through his work as a public interest lawyer--representing domestic violence victims, housing eviction defendants, and public benefits claimants--Sean has developed an acute understanding of the street-level consequences of our nation’s political and legal debates.

Sean is an Omaha native, and is raising two terrific children in this great city. After work, Sean enjoys reading irrelevant fiction, toiling over the New York Times crossword, and arguing with his good friends (and he is quite often right, with the crossword at least).


Sean Bradley

Sean is a graduate of Creighton University School of Law. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, presided as an administrative law judge, and testified in support of major statutory reforms. Through his work as a public interest lawyer–representing domestic violence victims, housing eviction defendants, and public benefits claimants–Sean has developed an acute understanding of the street-level consequences of our nation’s political and legal debates.

Sean is an Omaha native, and is raising two terrific children in this great city. After work, Sean enjoys reading irrelevant fiction, toiling over the New York Times crossword, and arguing with his good friends (and he is quite often right, with the crossword at least).

Recent Posts:

Where’s the Record? UPDATE

UPDATE: On Thursday, the Court denied cert, over a rare written dissent from Justice Sotomayor. You can see other coverage in the ABA Journal, Courthouse News Service, and at the AllGov website. On March 13, 2012, we printed and filed the Petition in Fairey v. Tucker, 11-7185. In the Conference of April 16th, the Court requested the record [...]

Beating Distribution: The Curious Math of Late Petition-Stage Filings

What is Distribution? Very simply, distribution is the process of delivering petition-stage briefing documents to the Justices and their clerks for consideration prior to the conference. Shortly after distribution, a randomly assigned clerk in the Cert Pool (and a clerk for Justice Alito, who does not participate in the Cert Pool) will begin reviewing the [...]

Strip Search This Post, Please!

This morning the US Supreme Court heard arguments in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders. While it sounds like a witchcraft trial, this is actually a case that asks whether or not the 4th Amendment restricts a jailor’s ability to strip search prisoners without any particular suspicion that the prisoner might smuggle contraband into the [...]

The Summer of 2012

With the news that the Solicitor General has joined with Affordable Care Act opponents to request a US Supreme Court ruling on the individual mandate, Randy Barnett over at The Volokh Conspiracy is predicting a decision in mid-June of next year. It got me thinking about my schedule for that summer… March 12th, a solemn [...]

The Other Big Healthcare Case

The other big healthcare case this term is actually three cases. In Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, Douglas v. California Pharmacists Association, and Douglas v. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the State of California has asked the Court to review 9th Circuit rulings that struck down the state’s effort to reduce Medicaid reimbursement [...]

The Confrontation Clause Redux

The US Supreme Court is currently taking merits briefs in Williams v. Illinois, the most recent in a series of modern high court cases seeking to re-establish the vitality of the Confrontation Clause. Prior to 2004, a court’s hearsay-exception analysis turned on the question of trustworthiness, asking if the circumstances of the proffered out-of-court statement [...]

The Hippie and the Tea Partier

He is an engaged activist, who attends large rallies of like-minded agitators, often dressed in funny clothes. She would tear down the present structure so that human nature will take over and something beautiful will grow. He makes a case based on theory and ideology, and dismisses contrary evidence as a media conspiracy. She spends [...]

Conservatives and Conservation

I came across this recent piece by Jonathan Adler at The Volokh Conspiracy. He critiques recent promises by GOP presidential hopefuls that they will abolish the Environmental Protection Agency when elected. I like the post because Adler counters with an approach to environmental protection that is conservative in ideology, but constructive in application. Importantly, he [...]

The Slippery Freefall

Dahlia Lithwick’s recent article in Slate covers developments in a couple of federal lawsuits brought by American citizens claiming they were unlawfully tortured and detained by our military while working in Iraq. (Both the trial court in one case, and the 7th Circuit in the other, held that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is not [...]

Just Another Day in Court

I came across this recent piece at Thomson Reuters–Oracle Judge Okays Damning E-mail Despite Google Privilege Claim–and I got to marvel, from a refreshingly safe distance, all the ways that things can go wrong in a courtroom. In its patent infringement case against Google, the Oracle team prepared an exhibit binder for a July 21st [...]

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Sean Bradley
Raise your hand if you think cops, prosecutors and reporters will apply this law much more stringently to mothers than to fathers.