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Innumeracy (n) - Unfamiliarity with mathematical concepts and methods; unable to use mathematics; not numerate.

According to a recent opinion piece on fivethirtyeight.com, the justices on the Supreme Court appear to shy away from mathematical evidence, formulas, and complex statistics, bordering on innumeracy. However, given the source of this opinionated criticism of mathematical illiteracy, the math-whizzes over at fivethirtyeight may have a higher math bar than most, so SCOTUS may want to take those lumps with a grain of salt.

In short, it's claimed that the justices avoid issues that involve complex calculations or formulas, such as in the recent gerrymandering case arguments. However, where these opinions fail is in the very fact that the gerrymandering case, and many other complex, scientific and mathematical cases, have been taken up in the first place.

Justice Neil Gorsuch likely won't ever reach Notorious RBG levels of fame unless he magically becomes seen as cool. However, the novice supreme jurist seems to be stepping up to the plate for repeated Gins-burns.

All joking aside, Supreme Court commentators have noticed that Justice Ginsberg has been rather quick to redirect rookie Justice Gorsuch's questions away from the originalist and textualist positions he appears to take. According to the New Yorker, after Justice Ginsburg did so at the Gil v. Whitford argument, a "woo" could be heard throughout the courtroom.

Justices 'Botch the Truth' Often, Report Finds

It's true that dogs don't lie, but they do make mistakes.

So why did the U.S. Supreme Court say the reliability of police dogs -- and the risk that they falsely identify drugs in searches -- should be based on their certification? Nobody certifies dogs for "false positives."

The answer is, in Florida v. Harris, the Supreme Court made a mistake. The truth is that, like the tail that wags the dog, sometimes the High Court just goes with its errors.

'More Perfect' Supreme Court Podcast Resumes

As hearings resumed in the U.S. Supreme Court this month, echos from the court played on a 'More Perfect' podcast.

The show, entering its second season, tells the backstories of famous and lesser-known Supreme Court cases. This season opened with an episode about Korematsu v. United States.

It's the 1944 decision that validated the U.S. government's internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. It has been called one of the High Court's worst decisions, but suddenly is relevant again -- and not because it's on a podcast.

Supreme Court Rejects Cases on Sexting, Spies, and Beach Access

Whether by analytics, pundits, or gut feelings, it's hard to know when the U.S. Supreme Court will agree to hear a case.

But it's certain that the vast majority of petitions will be denied in any given year. Chances are -- literally between 94 percent and 98 percent -- that the last court of appeal was the last court.

This year is no different, although every case is different. Here are some of the divisive cases that are being turned away:

Supreme Court Rejects Louis Vuitton

How many courts does it take to make Louis Vuitton pack its bags?

Three: a U.S. District Court; a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court. They all said Louis Vuitton could take its case and go home.

In Louis Vuitton Malletier v. My Other Bag, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment against the high-fashion company's trademark and copyright case against a small company that made a parody bag. The U.S. Supreme Court said, "can't you take a joke?"

As SCOTUS takes the bench this week for the Fall 2017 term, there are several cases that will be worth watching. As the notorious RBG herself said at a recent Georgetown Law event, "There is only one prediction that is entirely safe about the upcoming term, and that is it will be momentous."

While the travel ban may be fresh in the minds of the public, other big issues are set to be decided. Some of those issues include cell phone privacy, employment law, religious freedoms, sports gambling, and even voting rights. Below, you'll find a brief summary of a few of the important cases to keep your eyes on.

Justice Kennedy in the Middle of the Cake Case

Everybody has opinion about how U.S. Supreme Court Justices will vote, but experts say one opinion really matters in the wedding cake case.

In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a baker refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker, said it was against his religion.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case this term, but court-watchers will be listening for cues from Justice Anthony Kennedy. Experts say he will likely cast the deciding vote.

Supreme Court Postpones a Decision on Trump's Travel Ban

President Trump extended his travel ban to individuals from Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela, which prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a decision on his previous travel order.

With some modifications from the High Court, the prior executive order against six other nations is already in effect. And according to legal experts, the new order has a better chance of standing up in court.

The justices were preparing to hear arguments on Oct. 10, but they have removed the case from their calendar pending further consideration.

Do Judicial Interruptions Reveal Conflicts on the Supreme Court?

If your momma told you not to interrupt somebody, she was on to something that legal researchers have now discovered.

According to a new study, the frequency of interruptions between the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court correlates to their voting patterns. As you might intuit, the divisions increase with the interruptions.

"We find that on average a judicial pair is 7 percent less likely to vote together in a case for each interruption that occurs in the case between the judicial pair in the oral argument," law professors say.