- At USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “[a]fter 10 years on the Supreme Court, [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor, 65, is not only its most outspoken questioner – succeeding the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who inspired today’s ‘hot bench’ – but its most frequent public speaker and most prolific author,” whose “voice, in all its forms, has become the liberal conscience on a conservative court.”
- David Morgan reports at Reuters that “[t]he U.S. agency responsible for preserving government records said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush can review a request by House Democrats for the records of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”
- At The National Law Journal (registration may be required), Marcia Coyle reports that “Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan is set to be at the U.S. Supreme Court lectern Oct. 8 to argue [in two consolidated cases] that federal civil rights law protects employees from job discrimination because of their sexual orientation”; Coyle notes that although consolidated cases “sometimes present the sensitive question of who will argue, … there was no real disagreement on how to proceed by the lawyers for the Title VII plaintiffs in the two cases.”
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