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Tuesday round-up


  • Anthony Cotton of the Denver Post reports that Ward Churchill, who was fired from a tenured professorship at the University of Colorado following alleged academic misconduct discovered during a review of his inflammatory writings about September 11 victims, will likely seek Supreme Court review of his termination. UPI also has coverage.
  • SCOTUSblog’s symposium on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin continues with Roger Clegg’s response to a post by David Gans and Adam Winkler.
  • At Forbes, Michael Bobelian reports that Microsoft has amended its user agreements to take advantage of the Court’s ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, which requires states to enforce arbitration agreements even when those agreements require consumer complaints be arbitrated individually instead of on a class action basis.
  • Bloomberg BNA’s Labor and Employment Blog reports on the impact of the Court’s June ruling in Arizona v. United States, including the Eleventh Circuit’s mixed decision “striking down and upholding various portions” of Alabama’s H.B. 56 immigration law.
  • This blog’s symposium on the Court and the Voting Rights Act begins with contributions from Richard Hasen, who explores why Congress did not “fix” the Section 5 problems highlighted by the Court in NAMUDNO v. Holder, and from Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, who argues that the Court “should be far more deferential to Congress” in the area of voting rights.
  • Marshaling evidence of racial discrimination in voting from three recent cases, David Gans  of the Constitutional Accountability Center argues that if the Court grants cert. in Shelby County v. Holder, it should hold that Congress’s 2006 renewal of the law’s preclearance requirement was within its authority under the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post’s Wonkblog reports that although Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports the reversal of Roe v. Wade, there is no longer consensus among abortion opponents on that question.
  • At the Huffington Post, Amanda Terkel notes that President Obama has appointed more women to the federal bench, including Justice Kagan, than any other president in a single term.
  • Adding to coverage from yesterday’s round-up of Justice Kagan’s remarks at the University of Michigan, Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal observes that Justice Kagan has backtracked on the enthusiasm for cameras in the courtroom that she expressed during her confirmation hearing.
  • C-Span Radio continues its series on historic Supreme Court oral arguments with a look at Laird v. Tatum, the 1972 challenge to the Army’s domestic data-gathering program, in light of the upcoming oral arguments in Clapper v. Amnesty International, USA.

Recommended Citation: Kiran Bhat, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 11, 2012, 9:44 AM),