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Thursday round-up


  • This blog’s symposium on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin continues with contributions from David Gans and Adam WinklerWalter Weber, and Gail Heriot and John Eastman.   And over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin responds to an earlier contribution to the symposium from Vik Amar.
  • Lyle reports for this blog that the Court will consider several petitions involving same-sex marriages – in the challenge to California’s Proposition 8 and one of the challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act – at its September 24 Conference.  Scottie Thomaston has further coverage for Prop 8 Trial Tracker.
  • In her column for The Washington Post, Ruth Marcus discusses the possibility of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC
  • Conor Shine of the Las Vegas Sun reports on Justice Scalia’s recent lecture and question-and-answer session at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.
  • Over at Constitution Daily, Lyle Denniston has a post discussing the constitutionality of voter ID laws, in light of Texas Attorney General Gregory Abbott’s pledge to appeal a recent decision blocking enforcement of that state’s new voter ID requirements.
  • Bryan Garner responds to Judge Posner’s recent critical review of the book he co-wrote with Justice Scalia.  Mike Rappaport has further commentary on the review over at the Originalism Blog.
  • Amanda Frost has a new entry in this blog’s Academic highlight series, discussing recent scholarship on the future of class actions in the wake of the Court’s recent decisions in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion.
  • The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Justice Ginsburg will be the keynote speaker at the University of Colorado’s Bench and Bar conference on September 19.  Amy Howe has details of several other upcoming events of interest to Court-watchers.


Recommended Citation: Cormac Early, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 6, 2012, 10:24 AM),