shadow docket

[ shad-oh dok-it ]

  1. a list of the cases resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court by unsigned procedural orders issued without full briefing, oral arguments, or lengthy written opinions. : Compare merits docket.

Origin of shadow docket

Coined by U.S. legal scholar and University of Chicago law professor William P. Baude (born 1950) in 2015
  • Also called or·ders dock·et [awr-derz dok-it], /ˈɔr dərz ˌdɒk ɪt/, e·mer·gen·cy dock·et [ih-mur-juhn-see dok-it] /ɪˈmɜr dʒən si ˌdɒk ɪt/ .

Words Nearby shadow docket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023