Briefly:

  • At the Maryland Appellate Blog, Steve Klepper contends that, “consciously or unconsciously,” the Chief Justice’s “background as a civil litigator informed his dissent” in last week’s decision in Kaley v. United States, in which the Court held that a criminal defendant whose assets are frozen is not entitled to a pre-trial hearing to challenge the probable cause for his indictment. 
  • In the wake of the Senate’s rejection this week of the nomination of Debo Adegbile, the Obama administration’s choice to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, The Atlantic’s Andrew Cohen urges Chief Justice John Roberts, who also represented a death row inmate while in private practice, to “issue a statement . . . explain[ing]  why every criminal defendant deserves a lawyer . . . and why lawyers have professional obligations to advocate on behalf of even the most despised members of our society.”
  • At the Ogletree Deakins blog, Hera Arsen discusses this week’s cert. grant in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, in which the Court will consider whether employees must be compensated for time spent passing through security screenings at the end of a shift.
  • At the blog of the Brennan Center for Justice, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy discusses last week’s outburst during oral arguments, and she criticizes the subsequent omission of that outburst from the transcript and audio of the oral argument.
  • Last week Stetson University College of Law hosted a symposium on the Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission; video of that symposium (which featured, among others, the blog’s own Lyle Denniston) is now available online.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 7, 2014, 9:44 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/03/friday-round-up-218/