- For The New York Times, Adam Liptak describes how self-described “jailhouse lawyer” Calvin Duncan shepherded Ramos v. Louisiana, in which the justices will decide next term whether the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a unanimous jury applies to the states, to the Supreme Court.
- Tony Mauro reports for The National Law Journal (subscription may be required) that “Justice Elena Kagan and dozens of lawyers who argue at the U.S. Supreme Court turned out Thursday to celebrate the career of newly retired deputy U.S. Solicitor General Michael Dreeben, who argued more than 100 cases before the court and aided special counsel Robert Mueller III in his Trump investigation.”
- At Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost argues that “Democrats in 2020 need to make the Supreme Court their issue.”
- At The New Yorker, Cristian Farias writes that the Supreme Court’s recent order allowing the Trump administration to proceed with construction of part of the border wall exemplifies how the court “has bent over backward to give the government much of what it’s asked for, by considering an unprecedented number of requests for emergency or extraordinary relief, and granting many of them.”
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