A Conference is scheduled for tomorrow (you can see our list of petitions to watch at that Conference here), and oral arguments resume on Monday. In brief, here is today's  Court-related coverage:

  • At the Huffington Post, John Paul Rollert discusses Justice Alito's dissent in Snyder v. Phelps. "We have seen the face of empathy on the Supreme Court," Rollert suggests, "and his name is Sam Alito."
  • Bloomberg's Greg Stohr previews Wal-Mart v. Dukes, "the Court's first look in 12 years at the standards for certifying a class action. Worker advocates say a victory for Wal-Mart would crush efforts to force change at companies steeped in bias, while corporate groups say a ruling allowing the suit might unleash a wave of employment, antitrust and product-liability suits."
  • At the NRO's Bench Memos, Ed Whelan points out where he thinks Wednesday's New York Times editorial about the Court's recusal policy, which Adam covered in yesterday's round-up, "gets some basic things wrong."
  • On Friday, Justice Sotomayor accepted an award "from the Philadelphia Bar Association for her accomplishments in diversifying the legal profession," Amaris Elliott-Engel of the Legal Intelligencer reports.  Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal notes that Justice Sotomayor "was careful to avoid a simmering controversy over Supreme Court recusals when answering audience questions."


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Recommended Citation: Amanda Rice, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 17, 2011, 8:18 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/03/thursday-round-up-71/