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We have changed our round-up format!  In an effort to simplify the process for our round-up team, going forward we will only include in the round-up news articles and posts that are submitted to us.  If you have (or know of) a recent article or post that you would like to have included in the round-up, please send a link to roundup [at] so that we can consider it.


  • At Constitution Daily, Lyle discusses how recent events in Rhode Island and Delaware, which became the tenth and eleventh states to allow same-sex marriage, may influence the Justices as they decide Hollingsworth v. Perry (the challenge to California’s Proposition 8) and United States v. Windsor (the challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act). [Disclosures: Kevin Russell of the law firm Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, was among the counsel on an amicus brief filed by former senators in support of Edith Windsor in Windsor.  Tejinder Singh, also of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., was among the counsel on an amicus brief filed by international human rights advocates in support of the respondents in Perry.]
  • The New York Law School Law Review has published its latest “visual scholarship” video, The Supreme Court: Ghosts of Presidents Past, featuring Akhil Reed Amar, James Simon, and Ed Purcell discussing the significance of the fact that “Supreme Court Justices usually last a lot longer than the President does.”
  • At this blog, Ronald Collins interviews Kathryn Watts about her new book on the Court (co-authored with Richard Seamon, Joseph Thai, and Andrew Siegel) and her forthcoming article on why Congress ought to declare judges’ working papers public property.
  • With the federal government having filed its cert. petition in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, seeking review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision that the President’s recess appointments to the NLRB are unconstitutional, Amanda Frost rounds up scholarship on recess appointments for this blog.

Recommended Citation: Allison Trzop, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 10, 2013, 9:15 AM),