In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the decision of Justice Neil Gorsuch “to address a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington next month, less than two weeks before the court is set to hear arguments on Mr. Trump’s travel ban,” has triggered criticism. Additional coverage comes from Ariane de Vogue at CNN, Matthew Nussbaum at Politico and Lydia Wheeler at The Hill.


  • Take Care’s Versus Trump podcast features a discussion with election-law attorney Marc Elias about several upcoming Supreme Court cases that involve voting rights, including a high-profile partisan-gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford.
  • At the Cato Institute’s Cato at Liberty blog, Ilya Shapiro urges the Supreme Court to review a case that offers the justices “an excellent opportunity to preferably overrule, but at least reconsider,” a prior decision requiring “a property owner [to] first sue in state court to ripen a federal takings claim”; he argues that the “state-remedies requirement results in constitutional absurdity: the very state court decision that a property owner must receive in order to ripen their claim simultaneously bars the owner from (re)litigating the issue in federal court.”

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