on Sep 13, 2011 at 8:15 am
With the first Monday in October less than three weeks away, coverage continues to focus on next Termâ€™s merits cases.Â In an op-ed for the New York Times, Jeffrey Rosen discusses United States v. Jones, in which the Court will consider whether the police must obtain a warrant before placing a GPS tracking device on the car of a criminal suspect. He argues that the case could â€œradically transform our experience of both public and virtual spaces.â€Â Â Â And in the Washington Post, Robert Barnes previews Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, in which the Court will consider whether the Fourth Amendment allows a prison to conduct strip searches whenever an individual is arrested.Â [Goldstein & Russell, P.C. represents the petitioner in the case.]
At the Brennan Center for Justice, Sidney S. Rosdeitcher begins a series of posts considering the impact of last Termâ€™s decisions with a discussion of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and Wal-Mart v. Dukes and their effects on the availability of class actions.Â He argues that both decisions â€œthreaten to severely curtail â€“ and even altogether deny â€“ access to the class action in public interest litigation and deprive vulnerable persons of these important benefits.â€
Finally, the Gainesville Sun and the University of Florida Independent Florida Alligator report on two speeches given by retired Justice Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor on Monday. Justice Oâ€™ Connor expressed dismay over the state of civics education in America, asserting that â€œthe biggest challenge we face today in our judicial government is the lack of understanding of the public of the role of courts in our country.â€
- Reflecting on the anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks, Gerard Magliocca considers how to best ensure continuity of government at the Supreme Court in a post at Concurring Opinions.