This morning the Court will hear oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, the challenge to the constitutionality of the president’s recess appointments to the NLRB. Lyle previewed the argument for this blog, while I did the same in Plain English. Other coverage of the case comes from NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Carl Hulse of The New York Times, who describes the case as having a “remarkable number of twists, turns and role reversals, even for a convoluted Washington brawl,” while in Slate Eric Posner argues that “the case illustrates once again the folly of” originalism. And at Talking Points Memo, Sahil Kapur looks at the potential long-term impact of the Court’s decision.
On Friday, the Court granted eight new cases from its January 10 Conference. Lyle covered those grants for this blog. Commentary on and analysis of the Court’s grant in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, in which the Court will consider whether a lawsuit is available to challenge a state law that prohibits false statements about a candidate during an election campaign, come from Ruthann Robson at Constitutional Law Prof Blog and Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog.
- Michael Kirkland of UPI takes a close look at the dispute between the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have asked the Court to block the enforcement of its obligation to sign a form that would provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. (Lyle reported on the dispute for this blog.)
- Lyle Denniston looks ahead at tomorrow’s oral arguments, with previews of Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (here) and Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States (here).
- Ronald Mann previews today’s second oral argument, in the bankruptcy case Law v. Siegel, for this blog.
Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 13, 2014, 9:06 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/01/monday-round-up-196/