Yesterday’s press coverage continued to focus on last Friday’s decision by the D.C. Circuit holding that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and the prospect that the Supreme Court will review the issue.  In The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin predicts that the “Obama administration will surely challenge the . . . ruling—either before the full court of appeals or in the Supreme Court.  Like the health-care decision, this one is so terrible that it might stir even some Republican judges to overturn it.”  And at the New Republic, Jeffrey Rosen argues that “[i]f the Supreme Court does agree to review the constitutionality of recess appointments, it would do well to dismiss the case on [political question] grounds.” 


  • At the San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko discusses a recent visit by Justice Sotomayor to San Francisco to promote her memoir, My Beloved World.  The book debuted at the top of the hardcover nonfiction bestseller list in The New York Times.  (Thanks to Howard Bashman for both links.)
  • At this blog’s new feature, “SCOTUSblog on camera,” Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses his education, legal training, and experience working for the paper.
  • Also at this blog, Lyle Denniston reports on a recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, authored by retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who was sitting by designation on that court, holding that it might be unconstitutional for a state to deny handgun licenses to individuals who have only temporary homes in the state when they want a gun to protect their home there.

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Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 30, 2013, 10:52 AM),