The Court’s recent opinion in United States v. Jones continued to provoke coverage and commentary yesterday.  At The Lakeland (Minn.) Times, Richard Moore breaks down the majority and concurring opinions.  And at The Hill’s Congress Blog, Christopher Wolf and Jules Polonetsky address Justice Alito’s suggestion that “in circumstances involving dramatic technological change, the best solution to privacy concerns may be legislative.”


  • Georgetown University’s student newspaper The Hoya reports on Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute, which has held moot courts for advocates in forty-five of the forty-seven cases argued at the Court so far this Term.
  • At the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, Sam Favate reports on a speech given by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.  (Nabiha covered the speech yesterday as well.)
  • The Harvard Law Record reprints a letter sent to first-year law students at Harvard in an effort to mitigate anxiety about the release of first-semester grades.  The letter notes that some noteworthy alumni – including, among others, Justice Elena Kagan – received less-than-noteworthy grades in their first years.
  • George Washington University’s newspaper The Hatchet reports that Justice Kennedy, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor will join judges from the European Court of Human Rights and several scholars for a panel on protecting civil and political rights at George Washington Law School in March.  (Thanks to Howard Bashman for the link.)

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Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 1, 2012, 9:34 AM),