Friday round-up

Yesterday the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to leave in place a lower court ruling striking down North Carolina’s controversial election law, which included a requirement that voters provide a government-issued photo ID. Amy Howe covered the request for this blog, with other coverage coming from Lyle Denniston at his blog, Jessie Hellmann of The Hill, Pete Williams of NBC, and Rick Hasen at his Election Law Blog.

In other election-related news, Rick Hasen also covers Gary Johnson’s Supreme Court filing regarding his bid to be labeled “Libertarian” on the Ohio ballot; Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss whether “losing the Supreme Court is reason enough to vote for Donald Trump” on their Law Talk podcast; and Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA considers Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford “as a potential Supreme Court nominee of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton”.


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