Briefly:

  • In The Washington Post, Robert Barnes previews Wood v. Moss, a case scheduled for next week in which the Court will consider First Amendment and qualified immunity issues in a lawsuit brought against Secret Service agents by protesters opposed to the policies of George W. Bush and his administration.
  • At Reason.com, Damon Root looks at the issues in United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California, in which the Court will consider the constitutionality of the search of an arrestee’s cellphone and the use of evidence obtained from that search at trial.   
  • As part of his “Drama at the Court” series for ISCOTUSnow, Christopher Schmidt looks at the “highs and lows” of Supreme Court advocacy.
  • In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Erwin Chemerinsky urges Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who turned eighty-one over the weekend, to retire at the end of this Term; Steven Klepper responds to that op-ed with a post at the Maryland Appellate Blog entitled “Please Stop Telling Justice Ginsburg to Retire.”
  • In an op-ed for Forbes, Tim Holbrook discusses Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, in which the Court will consider the eligibility for patent protection of computer software, as well as the Court’s patent law cases more broadly, which he describes as having “created mass confusion, making it almost impossible to discern whether certain innovations, particularly as to software, are patentable.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 17, 2014, 8:50 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/03/monday-round-up-208/