on Aug 31, 2010 at 10:25 am
At the WSJ Law Blog, Ashby Jones recaps Dahlia Lithwickâ€™s recent article (which Amanda covered in yesterdayâ€™s round-up) on the possible effects of having three women on the Court.Â Meanwhile, in a second post at Slate, Lithwick discusses Justice Ginsburgâ€™s recent appearance at the Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference in Colorado Springs, during which the Justice read a speech prepared by her late husband for the event. Â Noting that Justice Ginsburg has â€œalmost single-handedly convinced the courts and legislatures to do away with gender classifications,â€ Lithwick concludes that the Justice â€œis still the mother of all grizzlies to me.â€
- The editorial board of the New York Times discusses the cert. petition filed by Wal-Mart last week, and it urges the Court to categorize the roughly one million women who have worked for the corporation as a class, which would give them the opportunity to make a case against Wal-Martâ€™s employment practices.
- JURIST reports on a cert. petition filed Friday by Microsoft Corporation appealing a lower court ruling finding the company guilty of patent infringement. Â Patently-O also has coverage of the Microsoft appeal.
- At USA Today, Joan Biskupic previews Snyder v. Phelps, in which the Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in October.
- ACSblog reports that during the recent Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Justice Kennedy lamented the slow pace of judicial confirmations, urging the public to â€œunderstand that the excellence of the federal judiciary is at risk.â€
- ACSblog also covers a speech by Senator Sherrod Brown at Ohio State Universityâ€™s Moritz College of Law in which the Senator criticized the Courtâ€™s January decision in Citizens United.
- At Concurring Opinions, Daniel Solove interviews Ronald Collins about his new book on the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Â In the interview, Collins highlights Holmesâ€™s five most significant writings and addresses the late Justiceâ€™s changing approach to the First Amendment.
- Finally, Eugene Volokh contrasts two recent Supreme Court decisions – McDonald v. Chicago and Cooper Industries v. Leatherman Group – at the Volokh Conspiracy, highlighting their differing approaches to the Excessive Fines Clause.