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Wednesday round-up

Briefly: Jess Bravin reports for The Wall Street Journal that, at a judicial conference yesterday, “Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that despite sharp ideological differences with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and the controversy that marred the latter’s confirmation, she was working to build relationships with the Trump appointees that could moderate the Supreme Court’s…
tuesday-round-up

Tuesday round-up

Ipse Dixit (podcast) looks at “how courts have construed Title VII’s prohibition on employment discrimination differently in relation to LGBTQ individuals than other social groups,” focusing on how this may play out in three cases on the Supreme Court’s agenda this term. At Reason, Damon Root notes that, although the “late Justice Antonin Scalia was…
monday-round-up

Monday round-up

In an op-ed for The Hill, Ken Starr argues that the plaintiffs in the three upcoming cases involving whether federal law protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender identity are “ask[ing] the Supreme Court to read into Title VII language that was neither considered at the time of its passage,…
friday-round-up

Friday round-up

Briefly: At the Washington Post (subscription required), Marisa Iati reports that a group of Catholic bishops in Texas have filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to halt the execution of Victor Hugo Saldaño, who was resentenced after his initial sentence was “thrown out by the Supreme Court over a determination of racial bias.”…
thursday-round-up

Thursday round-up

Briefly: At the National Law Journal (registration or subscription required), Tony Mauro reports that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has “four more events scheduled” before the start of term following yesterday’s sold-out appearance with former President Bill Clinton in Arkansas. In an op-ed at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thomas McAffee argues that instituting term limits for…
wednesday-round-up

Wednesday round-up

Briefly: At the Associated Press, Jessica Gresko reports that Justice Sonia Sotomayor is touring for her newest children’s book, “Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You,” which was inspired by the justice’s own struggles as a child with diabetes and encourages “children to ask about other kids’ differences.” At the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (via Around…
friday-round-up

Friday round-up

The Supreme Court’s announcement regarding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent successful cancer treatment has initiated a wave of conversation. At Time, Tessa Berenson and Alana Abramson report that “a well-established and stress-tested system” in Washington is bracing for a potential nomination battle, even though no vacancy is “necessarily imminent.” At CNBC News, Brian Schwartz and…
thursday-round-up

Thursday round-up

Briefly: At ABA Journal, Mark Walsh previews contentious cases set for the upcoming Supreme Court term on Title VII, DACA, and the Second Amendment, cases that “most legal observers agree that the justices worked hard to block or push down the road … from last term’s docket.” At The Economist, Steven Mazie analyzes how the…
wednesday-round-up

Wednesday round-up

Briefly: At E&E News, Ellen Gilmer reports that a California fishing group has filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking the justices to overturn a lower court decision regarding the Clean Water Act “in a closely watched debate over states’ role in water permitting for dams, pipelines and other projects.” At CNBC News, Tucker…
tuesday-round-up

Tuesday round-up

Briefly: At Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that the Department of Justice filed an emergency filing at the Supreme Court yesterday, requesting “permission to enforce a new rule that would bar most migrants from seeking asylum in this country if they pass through another country before arriving in the United States.” At The…