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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    • Friday round-up

      Briefly: Congratulations to Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler, the recipient of the 2014 Service to America Award for career achievement. Lillian Cunningham of The Washington Post covers the awards. In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports on a recent speech in Nebraska by Chief Justice John Roberts, who (among other thi ...
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    • Thursday round-up

      Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is once again in the news for her response to calls for her to retire from the Court to allow President Obama to appoint her successor. Elle (and, yes, I’m pretty sure this is the first time we have included the magazine in the round-up) posts excerpts from an interview with the Justice, including her statement that, if she were to resign this y ...
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    The latest about John Roberts

    • Friday round-up

      … to file a brief expressing the views of the United States. At The Huffington Post, Elizabeth Wydra examines recent comments by Chief Justice John Roberts regarding politics and the Court. At the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text and History Blog, Brianne Gorod continues the CAC’s series on the Chief Justice with a focus on his views on federal…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • Abortion returns to the Supreme Court

      … certiorari over the summer.) If certiorari were granted here, this case would prompt the court to revisit and clarify the meaning of Casey‘s “undue burden” standard. I doubt the underlying abortion right would be at issue, as I doubt there would be more than three votes to overturn Roe v. Wade. Even if Chief Justice John Roberts is willing to go…

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      • Court blocks abortion limits in Texas

        Over the dissents of three Justices, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening barred Texas from enforcing two parts of its new abortion-restriction law — one part as it applied throughout the state, the other as it applied to two clinics in the southwest part of the state. The state may not now enforce a requirement that all clinics in the state upgrade their facilities to be ho ...

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    • How Health Concerns Dashed A Judge’s Supreme Court Dreams

      …, and papers related to Elena Kagan can be found here. Feel free to check out the papers and let us know about interesting discoveries (by email or in the comments). UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): For additional commentary, check out this great post by Judge Richard Kopf. As Judge Kopf puts it, “it is a tragedy that Judge Arnold never had the opportunity to sit…

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    • Argument analysis: Juror testimony about deliberations

      … they want here is a new trial and the verdict invalidated.” The Justices also questioned Warger’s characterization of his claim as an “inquiry into the composition of the jury” as opposed to an “inquiry into the validity of a verdict.” Justices Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan doubted whether the language of the rule would bear…

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      Earlier about the same topic:
      • Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay, juror testimony

        [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court is tasked with determining whether time spent by employees for after-hours screenings to guard against warehouse theft qualifies for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [Department of ...

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