Justice Sotomayor yesterday refused to block the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate.  Lyle has coverage for this blog, with further coverage coming from Pete Williams of NBC News, Cara Maresca of MSNBCReuters (via The New York Times), the Associated Press (via Salon), Fox News, and Ruthann Robson of Constitutional Law Prof Blog.  Justice Sotomayor’s order and opinion are available here


  • In her column for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse argues that “[i]t is totally unacceptable for the N.R.A., desperate to hang on to its mission and its members after achieving its Second Amendment triumph at the Supreme Court four years ago, to be calling the tune on judicial nominations for an entire political party.”  Orin Kerr has posted a response at The Volokh Conspiracy.
  • The Project for Fair Representation has petitioned for certiorari in Lepak v. City of Irving, asking the Court to decide whether total population or voter population should be considered when assessing whether a district complies with the one person, one vote principle. Rick Hasen posts the group’s press release at the Election Law Blog.
  • C-SPAN Radio continues its week-long series on Supreme Court oral arguments by current Justices, before they were appointed to the bench.  Today’s segment features Justice Kagan’s argument in Citizens United v. FEC while she was Solicitor General.

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Recommended Citation: Cormac Early, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 27, 2012, 10:26 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/12/thursday-round-up-158/