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Monday round-up


  • In an op-ed for the National Law Journal, Todd Peppers argues that, if a law clerk was responsible for this summer’s leaks about the Court’s internal deliberations on the health care decision, that law clerk would have violated the Court’s binding Code of Conduct for Law Clerks even if he or she did so at a Justice’s behest.
  • Also at the National Law Journal, Marcia Coyle discusses a Federal Circuit case on judicial pay and the Ethics Reform Act of 1989 that could reach the Court in the upcoming Term.
  • In a humorous piece for Salon, Jay Wexler describes his experience as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • In his column for The Nation, Herman Schwartz criticizes the Court’s recent decision in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, holding that jail strip searches do not require reasonable suspicion when the arrestee is being admitted into the general jail population.  [Disclosure:  Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to or work for this blog in various capacities, represented the petitioner in Florence.]
  • Greenwire’s Lawrence Hurley profiles Damien Schiff, the Pacific Legal Foundation attorney who argued and won last Term’s Sackett v. EPA.
  • At her On the Case blog, Alison Frankel of Reuters reports on possible tensions between the Federal Circuit and the Court on the issue of patent eligibility.
  • The Atlantic’s Andrew Cohen applauds the Justices for their efforts to visit and speak with veterans’ groups and urges them to continue this practice.
  • This blog’s symposium commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Alexander Bickel’s The Least Dangerous Branch continued with posts by Richard Epstein and Sanford Rosen.

Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 20, 2012, 9:20 AM),