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Monday round-up

This morning the court begins the last week of oral arguments for October Term 2018 with arguments in two cases. The first is Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, in which the court will interpret the term “confidential” in a Freedom of Information Act exemption. Mark Fenster previewed the case for this blog. Sarah Evans and Isaac Idicula have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Today’s second case is Fort Bend County v. Davis, which asks whether an employm...
Tags: Usa, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Ap, United States, Commerce, Davis, Trump, Round-up, Mark Sherman, John Roberts, Robert Barnes, EEOC, Roberts


Non Sequiturs: 04.14.19

* "How Tough-on-Crime Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration." My review of Emily Bazelon's new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (affiliate link). [New York Times Book Review] * When it comes to prosecutors, as former prosecutor Joel Cohen explains, it's all about discretion. [New York Law Journal] * Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.) defends Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins's exercise of her prosecutorial discretion -- and arg...
Tags: Books, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Court, Sports, Tennis, Death Penalty, Capital punishment, Biglaw, Suffolk, Boston Globe, Prosecutors, John Roberts, Naomi Osaka


Friday round-up

For the Los Angeles Times, David Savage reports that “Wedding cakes and same-sex marriages are back before the Supreme Court, and this time the justices are being asked to rule broadly that the 1st Amendment’s protection of the ‘free exercise’ of religion shields conservative Christians from state civil rights laws.” At Rewire.News, Jessica Mason Pieklo writes that the petitioners in Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which stems from two bakery owners’ refusal on religious grounds ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Border Patrol, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Robertson, Swartz, Rodriguez, Elena Kagan, Nogales


Ask the author: “Mr. Everything” – Joan Biskupic on Chief Justice John Roberts

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Joan Biskupic about Biskupic’s book “The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts” (Basic Books, 2019, 432 pp., cloth: $32.00). Joan Biskupic is a legal analyst at CNN and the author of three previous biographies of Supreme Court justices. She has also served as the Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and USA Today. Welcome Joan, and thank you for taking the time to participate in this qu...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Boston, Court, Book Reviews, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Cnn, Harvard, Citizens United, Arizona, Republican, Usa Today


'Chief' Explores The Motivations And Impact Of SCOTUS Justice John Roberts

CNN legal affairs correspondent Joan Biskupic discusses the roots of Roberts' conservatism and his work for the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Her new book is The Chief.
Tags: News, Reagan, Cnn, John Roberts, George H W Bush, Roberts, Joan Biskupic


Monday round-up

For , Jess Bravin reports that last week’s order temporarily halting the execution of a Buddhist prisoner, Patrick Murphy, pending review of Murphy’s challenge to Texas’ refusal to allow a Buddhist priest to join him in the execution chamber “contrasted sharply with the court’s 5-4 vote last month rejecting a similar plea from a Muslim inmate in Alabama.” At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie calls the order “something of a surprise” “[g]iven the justices’ recent decision” ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, New York Times, Ada, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chevron, Economist, Trump, Round-up


In Defense of the Chief Justice's Execution of His Responsibilities in NFIB v. Sebelius

As Mark Tushnet's astute post points out, Joan Biskupic's recent biography of Chief Justice John Roberts does not actually establish that the Chief Justice changed his mind on any constitutional question in the case, let alone that he moved from doing "law" to doing "politics." It is all the more unfortunate that unsupported accusations about the Chief Justice's "political" behavior in NFIB v. Sebelius keep being made when he was right on the law in upholding the minimum coverage provision in th...
Tags: Justice, Congress, Court, Arizona, Philadelphia, Branding, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, NFIB, Samuel Alito, Joan Biskupic, Tom Goldstein, Sebelius, Neil Siegel, Mark Tushnet


"The Chief" -- What It Actually Tells Us About John Roberts's Vote in the Initial ACA Case

Almost everything I've read about Joan Biskupic's presentation of NFIB v. Sibelius asserts that it confirms the already established story that Chief Justice Roberts "switched" his vote in the case. Concluding her chapter, Biskupic does refer to Roberts's "change of heart." The account she actually offers, though, does not show a switch or a change of heart. (I take some satisfaction that her account mostly confirms the inferences I drew in In the Balance -- and that the divergences are mostly on...
Tags: Medicaid, Kennedy, Branding, John Roberts, Roberts, NFIB, Breyer, Kagan, Joan Biskupic, Sibelius, Mark Tushnet, Biskupic


Thursday round-up

Amy Howe analyzes yesterday’s oral argument in Kisor v. Wilkie, in which the justices considered whether to overrule precedents that require courts to defer to a federal agency’s reasonable interpretation of its own regulations, for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court; she reports that the justices were “deeply divided in a case in which their ruling could have implications not only for veterans but also for other areas of the law ranging from the environment to immigra...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Bloomberg, Cnn, Alaska, New York Times, SEC, Louisiana, Smith, Frost, Sturgeon, Securities And Exchange Commission, National Park Service, Round-up, Reuters, John Roberts


'The Chief': John Roberts' journey from 'sober puss' to the pinnacle of American law

Adapted from "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts" by Joan Biskupic. Copyright © 2019. Available from Basic Books.
Tags: Cnn, John Roberts, Joan Biskupic


John Roberts' journey from 'sober puss' to the pinnacle of American law

Adapted from "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts" by Joan Biskupic. Copyright © 2019. Available from Basic Books.
Tags: News, Stories, John Roberts, Joan Biskupic


Chief Justice John Roberts and his complicated views on race

Adapted from "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts" by Joan Biskupic. Copyright © 2019. Available from Basic Books.
Tags: News, Stories, John Roberts, Joan Biskupic


The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

Adapted from "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts" by Joan Biskupic. Copyright © 2019. Available from Basic Books.
Tags: News, Obamacare, Stories, John Roberts, Joan Biskupic


Monday round-up

This morning the court begins the second week of the March sitting with two oral arguments. First up is PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic Inc., which asks whether the Hobbs Act, a jurisdictional-channeling statute, requires courts to accept the Federal Communications Commission’s interpretation of a statute allowing recipients of “junk faxes” to sue the senders for damages. Christopher Walker previewed the case for this blog. Luís Lozada and Isaac Syed have a preview at Cornell L...
Tags: Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Ford, Federal Communications Commission, Nielsen, North Carolina, Flowers, Patterson, Cornell, South, Walgreen, Round-up


Chief Justice Roberts has a dilemma

CNN Legal Analyst Joan Biskupic and author of "The Chief" explains how Chief Justice John Roberts balances his conservative nature and his desire to protect the court from accusations of political bias.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, John Roberts, Roberts, Joan Biskupic


Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which asks whether the “discovery” exception to False Claims Act statute of limitations applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened. David Engstrom had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Gop, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Beltway, Louisiana, Usa Today, Flowers


Nonfiction: The ‘Enigma’ Who Is the Chief Justice of the United States

Joan Biskupic’s “The Chief” examines John Roberts’s life and his career on the Supreme Court.
Tags: News, United States, Joan, John Roberts, Roberts, Joan Biskupic, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Supreme Court (US, Constitution (US, John G Jr, Biskupic, The Chief (Book


Monday round-up

Steven Mazie reports at The Economist that the oral argument last week in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, “added credence to the widespread hunch that the Supreme Court will save the Peace Cross[:] The question is how bold the justices will be.” At his eponymous blog, Ed Mannino notes that several justices expressed disapproval of “the highly-criticized three-part test set fo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, America, West Virginia, Cnn, Npr, Lemon, American Legion, Round-up, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Roberts, International Finance Corporation, Nina Totenberg, Jam


Friday round-up

Briefly: At CNN, Eric Bradner and Joan Biskupic report that “[t]he Supreme Court’s future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation’s most sensitive political divides.” For this blog, Stephen Wermeil looks at what happens to the Supreme Court during a government shutdown, noting that the court “will continue to perform its essential functions, including processing petitions, hearing oral argumen...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cnn, Jackson, Kennedy, Round-up, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Joan Biskupic, Goldstein Russell, Bremerton School District, Eric Bradner, Home Depot U S A Inc, Stephen Wermeil, Ryan Tosi, Scott Ofrias


Friday round-up

Briefly: Joan Biskupic reports at CNN that “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer surgery and ongoing recuperation have cast an atmosphere of uncertainty over the Supreme Court at a critical time for its future and as the legal fate of several controversial White House policies hang in the balance.” At the Goldwater Institute’s In Defense of Liberty blog, Jacob Huebert urges the justices to hear a challenge to an Illinois campaign-finance law and to “and make clear that governments cannot use co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Cnn, Illinois, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Adam Feldman, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh, Brunetti, Goldwater Institute, Joan Biskupic, Iancu, RBG, Elizabeth Slattery


Wednesday round-up

At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that “[a] specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings,” “conclud[ing] that while the complaints ‘are serious,’ there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices.” Additional coverage comes from Kevin Daley at The Daily Caller, Joan Biskupic at CNN, Samuel Chamberlain at Fox ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Npr, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aba, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, Richard Wolf, Ginsburg, Nina Totenberg, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic


Monday round-up

Briefly: For The New York Times, Adam Liptak takes a look at the history behind “an awkward and illuminating tradition at the Supreme Court: the group photographs prepared when a new justice joins the court.” As Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, on Friday the justices issued orders from their private conference; they added one case to their merits docket: maritime-law dispute The Dutra Group v. Batterton. At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports that Justi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Tennessee, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Blair, Howe, Adam Liptak, Stephen Breyer, Joan Biskupic, Amy Howe, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro, Dutra Group


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins its December sitting with oral arguments in two cases. The first is Apple v. Pepper, in which the justices will consider whether IPhone-app purchasers can bring an antitrust suit against Apple. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. Basem Besada and Isaac Idicula preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and SubscriptLaw offers a graphic explainer. This morning’s second...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Cnn, Pepper, New York Times, The Washington Post, Cornell, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, The Supreme Court, Howe, Adam Liptak


Tuesday round-up

In a podcast at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe “look[s] back at some of the events of the week of November 5 at the Supreme Court, including the first opinion of the term, the formal investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the announcement that 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had broken three ribs in a fall at her office.” At Vox, Julia Belluz notes that Ginsburg has “lived through many personal and familial medical dramas — all of which she’s bounced back from.” At BBC News, Jessica Lu...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Indiana, BBC News, Cnn, Vox, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court


Wednesday round-up

Yesterday, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, released a letter announcing that she has been diagnosed with dementia and is withdrawing from public life. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Additional coverage comes from Jessica Gresko at the Associated Press, Nina Totenberg at NPR, Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Ariane de Vogue and Veronica Stracqualursi at CNN, Richard Wolf for USA Today, Robert Barnes for ...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Associated Press, Npr, Nielsen, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, Robert Barnes


Thursday round-up

Court-watchers continue to consider the effect of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on future Supreme Court decisions and on the court as an institution. At CNN, Joan Biskupic writes that although “[i]n the wake of the divisive Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday tried to assure the public that the US Supreme Court serves the whole country, not one political party over another, and that it is committed to collegiality,” “America’s highest court is deeply split al...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Brookings Institution, US supreme court, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Roberts Court, Dahlia Lithwick, Steven Mazie, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic


Tuesday round-up

This morning, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear argument in two cases, both involving the mandatory sentencing enhancement provisions of the Armed Career Criminal Act. In Stokeling v. United States, the court will consider whether a state-law robbery offense meets the ACCA’s definition of a violent felony. Rory Little previewed the case for this blog. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institu...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Nielsen, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Cornell, Round-up, Andrew Mccarthy, TVA, Robert Barnes, Sims


Wednesday round-up

This morning the justices will hear the last two oral arguments of the week. First on the agenda is Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, which asks whether the court should reconsider a precedent that requires property owners to exhaust state remedies before bringing federal takings claims under the Constitution. Miriam Seifter previewed the argument for this blog. Isaac Syed and Yuexin Angela Zhu have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law provides...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Alabama, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Npr, Usa Today, Madison, Cornell, Round-up, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, Robert Barnes, Wildlife Service


Oh! I'm surprised at myself, forgetting the first Monday of October! Did anyone notice the actual Supreme Court cranked back into gear today?

The empty seat is so interesting that maybe you, like me, forgot to hail the return of the actual Supreme Court today. I'd given in a thought now and then, maybe last week, but it slipped my mind today until just now.Here's Joan Biskupic at CNN, noting the return of the Court, but forefronting the unfilled seat: "An empty space and an idle microphone: The Supreme Court returns."The associate justices repositioned their tall black chairs on the two sides of Roberts, in their new order of alternat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Senate, Cnn, Kennedy, Roberts, Joan Biskupic, Ann Althouse


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court kicks off October Term 2018 by hearing oral argument in two cases. The first is Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a challenge to the federal government’s critical-habitat designation for the dusky gopher frog. Lisa Heinzerling previewed the case for this blog. Garion Liberti and Tayler Woelcke have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer for the case. Another look at Weyerhaeus...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Economist, Round-up, National Review, Lyle Denniston, Robert Barnes, Weyerhaeuser, Howe, Adam Liptak