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Thursday round-up

At Southern California Public Radio, Kitty Felde looks at some of the cases on the Court’s docket that hail from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, including Fernandez v. California, in which the Court will consider whether the police can search a dwelling over an absent defendant’s objection when the defendant’s co-tenant has consented, and Northwest v. Ginsberg, a preemption case involving frequent-flyer miles.

In National Affairs, Joel Alicea discusses the future of the conservative legal movement and the principle of judicial restraint in the wake of the Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, in which the Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, and he concludes that “the answer is the conservative legal movement’s familiar anchor: originalism.”

Today at noon Eastern the Constitutional Accountability Center will be hosting an event to discuss McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Court will consider the constitutionality of aggregate limits on campaign contributions.  The event will include remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School.  The event will be livestreamed at the Center’s website

[Disclosure:  Kevin Russell of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in Fernandez.  However, the author of this post is not affiliated with the firm.]

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 26, 2013, 9:17 AM),