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  • At The Volokh Conspiracy, Jonathan Adler weighs in on Adam Liptak’s article in The New York Times (which Marissa covered in yesterday’s round-up), reporting on a study which characterized the Roberts Court as particularly friendly to business interests. He analyzes the study cited in the article and argues that, “[u]ltimately, if one wants to know whether the Court is more or less friendly to business (or any other interest) one should look at the doctrinal result of the Court’s decisions.”
  • At Dorf on Law, Mike Dorf uses the Court’s recent order dismissing as improvidently granted Boyer v. Louisiana, a speedy trial challenge against the state, as an opportunity to reconsider the “rule of four” – the Court’s longstanding practice of requiring the affirmative vote of at least four of the nine Justices to grant review.
  • Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports on recently discovered documents showing that the Court in 1956 agreed to relocate to Asheville, North Carolina, in the event of a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C.

Recommended Citation: Sarah Erickson-Muschko, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 7, 2013, 8:51 AM),