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This week on the Wiki

Following a busy week at the Court, we have updated our sister site, SCOTUSwiki, to include materials relating to the cases which were argued or decided, or in which briefs were filed, in the past several days.

To the case page for McDonald v. Chicago, which was argued on Tuesday, we have added Lyle’s recap and the argument transcript.  We have also updated the case page for Samantar v. Yousuf to include Lyle’s recap and a transcript, and the case page for Hui v. Castaneda now includes a transcript as well as commentary from Luke Appling of Harvard Law School.  We have also added to the Wiki a recap of Berghuis v. Thompkins, by Harvard Law School’s Ray Seilie, and a recap of Holland v. Florida by Kate Wevers, also of Harvard Law School.  To the case page for Johnson v. United States, we have added an opinion recap written by former Akin summer associate Natasha Fedder, of the University of Pennsylvania, and the case page for Kiyemba v. Obama, which was vacated and remanded without argument last week, now includes additional commentary written by Lyle.

In addition, we have updated a number of case pages to include merits-stage briefs which were filed this week.  Petitioners’ briefs have been added to the pages for Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance and Monsanto Co. v. Geerston Seed Farms, and we have added newly filed respondents’ briefs to the pages for Robertson v. United States ex rel. Watson, Monsanto, and Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder.  In addition, we have added a reply brief to New Process Steel v. NLRB, and new amicus briefs to Morrison v. National Australia Bank, New Process Steel, Dolan v. United States, Hardt, Rent-a-Center West v. Jackson, Doe v. Reed, and Dillon v. United States.

As always, we have continued updating case pages to reflect ongoing media and blogosphere coverage. In particular, McDonald v. Chicago received a great deal of attention in the media this week, and the coverage of, as well as commentary on, that case has been added to the Wiki.