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Tuesday round-up

With the Court still in recess until next week, much of yesterday’s coverage focused on Jeffrey Toobin’s new book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.  Ronald Collins interviews Toobin for this blog, while Michiko Kakutani reviews the book for The New York Times.


  • At the ABA Journal, Stephanie Francis Ward has additional coverage of Justice Ginsburg’s Friday remarks at Yale (which Marissa covered in yesterday’s round-up).
  • Also at the ABA Journal, Debra Cassens Weiss reports that Justice Kagan revealed plans to go hunting with Justice Scalia and her interest in “American Top-40 music and action heroes” during remarks at the University of Tennessee last Friday.
  • The editorial board of The Washington Post praises the Second Circuit’s decision to strike down the federal Defense of  Marriage Act and argues that if the Court takes the case, it will have to decide on what type of change to institute with regards to same-sex marriage: “incremental or sweeping.”
  • In the Laramie Boomerang, Joshua Roberts has the story of a University of Wyoming law student who successfully invited Justice Scalia to speak at the school this Thursday. (Thanks to Howard Bashman of How Appealing for the link.) Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal also has coverage.
  • The United States Courts announced that the Chief Justice named five new committee chairs to the Judicial Conference, while extending the terms of three more chairs. (Thanks to Howard Bashman again for the link.)
  • At the Blog of Legal Times, Mike Scarcella covers the response brief in Shaygan v. United States, in which the government urged the Court not to review a case about alleged prosecutorial misconduct.  [Disclosure:  Goldstein & Russell, whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in the case.]
  • At Forbes, John Villasenor previews next week’s arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in which the Justices will consider whether copyrighted works purchased abroad can be resold in the United States.

Recommended Citation: Kiran Bhat, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 23, 2012, 9:27 AM),