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This week and last week on the Wiki

With the Court back in session, and with opinions handed down today and last Tuesday and Wednesday, we have had the opportunity to add a great deal of content to our sister site, SCOTUSwiki, recently.

Today, opinions were handed down in Johnson v. United States, Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, and Mac’s Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products Company and Shell Oil Products Company v. Mac’s Shell Service, and those case pages have been updated accordingly.  Last Tuesday and Wednesday saw new opinions in Maryland v. Shatzer, Florida v. Powell, and Hertz Corp. v. Friend, and we have updated those case pages to include links to the decisions.  The Shatzer page now also includes commentary on the ruling from both former Akin Gump summer associate Diana Gillis and SCOTUSblog contributor Orin Kerr, while we have added an opinion recap by Stanford Law School’s Sam Bateman to the Powell page and a recap by Sina Kian, also from Stanford, to the case page for Hertz Corp. Finally, the case page for Kiyemba v. Obama has been updated to include yesterday’s per curiam opinion remanding the case to the D.C. Circuit.

The Court also heard oral arguments in a number of cases this week and last week, and we have updated those case pages to include both transcripts of and commentary on those proceedings.  To the case page for Astrue v. Ratliff, which was argued last Monday, we have added commentary by SCOTUSblog contributor Matt Sundquist, while the case page for Lewis v. City of Chicago (also argued last Monday) now includes an argument preview by Akin Gump’s Josh Friedman and a recap by Akin Gump’s Jonathan Eisenman.  The case page for Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project has been updated to include analysis by SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston, as well as a link to an argument-day podcast interview with counsel on both sides of the dispute, and we have also added commentary by Harvard Law School’s Leif Overvold to the case page for United States v. O’Brien and Burgess.  The Carr v. United States page now includes an argument preview and recap by Harvard Law School’s Kate Nielson, while the case page for United States v. Marcus now features a preview and recap written by Jesenka Mrdjenovic, also of Harvard Law.

Turning to this week’s proceedings, the case pages for yesterday’s oral arguments – in Berghuis v. Thompkins, Holland v. Florida, and Skilling v. United States – have been updated to include transcripts, as well as commentary written by Kate Wevers of Harvard Law School and Lyle Denniston of this blog.  We have also added Lyle’s argument preview to the case page for McDonald v. City of Chicago, scheduled for argument today, and an argument preview by Harvard Law School’s Luke Appling to the case page for Hui v. Castanada, also argued today.

In addition, we have updated a number of case pages this week to include newly filed merits briefs.  Links to the petitioners’ briefs have been added to the case pages for Dolan v. United States, Krupski v. Costa Crociere, and Doe v. Reed, and respondents’ briefs have been added to the case pages for Morrison v. National Australia Bank, Renico v. Lett, Barber v. Thomas, Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, and Dillon v. United States. The case pages for Skilling, Berghuis v. Thompkins, Samantar v. Yousuf, and Holland have been updated to include petitioners’ reply briefs, and we have added new amicus briefs to the case pages for Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha v. Regal-Beloit Corp., Doe v. Reed, and Carachuri-Rosendo.

As we do every week, we have continued to update each Wiki page to include relevant media coverage of that case.  This week and last week, Shatzer, McDonald, Skilling, and Humanitarian Law Project received significant coverage, as did Citizens United v. FEC.