John Roberts

  • Friday round-up

    Coverage of the Court’s release of a revised version of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Texas voter ID case (on which Lyle reported for this blog on Wednesday) continues. At The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire, Jess Bravin observes that, with the correction, Ginsburg “may have made history a second time.

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  • Thursday round-up

    Briefly: In the Legal Times, Tony Mauro reports on the controversy over recent remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is “coming under criticism for recent comments she made about a Texas abortion law whose constitutionality could ultimately be decided by the high court.” In Slate, Dahlia Lithwick interviews Erwin Chemerinsky about his new book, The Case Against the Supreme Court.

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    • Horse-Trading Constitutional Rights

      Dahlia Lithwick managed to overcome her Canadian roots, graduate Stanford Law and become a respected writer about the Supreme Court and American law at Slate and other, more credible, media outlets. So what was she thinking when she blew her cred in this opening paragraph? The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-pr ...
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    • Is Internal Loss Prevention Stealing Workers’ Wages?

      In Johnny Cash’s One Piece at a Time, the singer tells the story of an assembly line worker who longs for one of the cars he spends his days building. Instead of pinching pennies, he devises a plan to acquire that car little by little. With an over-sized lunchbox and some help from friends, the worker smuggles home pieces every day over the course of a couple of decades.
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    • Argument analysis: Sometimes oral argument does not produce clarity

      About two-thirds into the opening argument in Jennings v. Stephens on Wednesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked Randolph Schaffer (arguing for Jennings), “May I just clarify it?” referring to his argument. Unfortunately, clarity was not forthcoming, from either arguing party — likely because difficult complexities actually lurk beneath the simple question of when a party m ...
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    The latest about John Roberts

    • FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

      … Net Neutrality,” SSRN (Oct. 24, 2014) → Upcoming AALS Panel Discussion “Net Neutrality: Where does the FCC go from here?” (Hat tip to Ruthann Robson) Petition to Watch At its Conference on October 31, 2014, the Court will consider the following free speech petition: Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York (#: 13-1504…

      1 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
    • Monday round-up

      … time in office. But at Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost cites the case of a Texas widow denied federal Social Security benefits because the state does not recognize her marriage as “prov[ing] the need for the court to act — sooner, not later.” Briefly: At the Blog of Legal Times, Tony Mauro reports on a recent appearance by Justices Clarence Thomas…

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    • Free speech vs. voting rights and abortion rights

      … Dahlia Lithwick has a piece in Slate complaining that the Supreme Court is more protective of some rights than others. It begins: The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-protective courts in modern history. There is no purveyor of semi-pornographic crush videos, no maker of rape…

      1 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Horse-Trading Constitutional Rights

      … Dahlia Lithwick managed to overcome her Canadian roots, graduate Stanford Law and become a respected writer about the Supreme Court and American law at Slate and other, more credible, media outlets. So what was she thinking when she blew her cred in this opening paragraph? The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right…

      4 readers - Simple Justice
    • "Sixth Circuit agrees to rehear 'heckler's veto' decision"

      … "Sixth Circuit agrees to rehear 'heckler's veto' decision": Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy." You can view yesterday's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link. My earlier coverage of the divided three-judge panel's now-vacated ruling in the case can be accessed here…

      1 readers - Howard Bashman/ How Appealing
    • Friday round-up

      … power. At ACSblog, Jason Steed begins the first part of a three-part series on term limits at the Court, starting with the 1968 presidential elections. A friendly reminder: We rely on our readers to send us links for the round-up. If you have or know of a recent (published in the last two or three days) article, post, or op-ed relating…

      6 readers - Amy Howe/ SCOTUSblog
    • Quote of the Day: Lyle Edition

      …“Justice, it may be said, may not be blind, but it is sometimes inscrutable.” —Lyle Denniston at Constitution Daily, on the spate of unsigned orders in the voting and other cases recently at the Supreme Court. … Continue reading…

      Rick Hasen/ Election Law Blog
    • Academic highlight: Sunstein and Supreme Court unanimity (or lack thereof)

      …, standing alone, probably cannot fully explain the change, he thinks they played an important role. These Chief Justices established norms that became part of the institutional culture of the Court, lasting long after they left the bench. So should Chief Justice John Roberts get the credit for a newly unified Court? In a 2006 interview, the Chief…

      1 readers - Amanda Frost/ SCOTUSblog
    • Argument analysis: Sometimes oral argument does not produce clarity

      … to present some losing arguments to defend an IAC claim, depending on “the contours of the ineffectiveness claim.” This read like a rather damaging, albeit correct, concession. Then in response to questions from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ginsburg, Oldham suggested that under Texas’s view, even a winning habeas defendant should, or even must, file…

      3 readers - Rory Little/ SCOTUSblog
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