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Thursday’s coverage of the Court focused on next week’s oral arguments.  This blogReuters, and ABC News all preview Monday’s oral argument in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, in which the Court will consider whether a group of lawyers, journalists, and human rights activists have standing to challenge international electronic wiretapping by the federal government.  Rochelle Bobroff at the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text & History Blog has additional commentary on the case.  And at Wired, David Kravets previews Monday’s oral argument in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in which the Court will consider whether copyright law’s exhaustion doctrine applies to copies lawfully made abroad and imported into the United States.

Looking ahead to Wednesday’s oral arguments in Florida v. Harris and Florida v. Jardines, involving Fourth Amendment challenges to the use of drug-sniffing dogs, C-SPAN has video of a recent panel discussion about these cases hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, while Slate and McClatchy Newspapers (h/t Howard Bashman) also have coverage of the cases.


  • The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal have coverage of Justice O’Connor’s appearance this week on panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • For this blog, Kevin Johnson previews Tuesday’s oral argument in Chaidez v. United States, in which the Court will consider whether its 2010 decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that an ineffective assistance of counsel claim under the Sixth Amendment could be based on an attorney’s failure to inform a criminal defendant of the risk of deportation resulting from a plea agreement and criminal conviction, applies retroactively.  [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as co-counsel to the petitioner in this case.]
  • At the Campaign Legal Center Blog, Gerry Hebert lists six reasons why the Court should not grant certiorari in Shelby County v. Holder, the challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
  • Slate has a podcast interview with Jeffrey Toobin to discuss his new book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

Recommended Citation: Rachel Sachs, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 26, 2012, 8:51 AM),