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In an essay for POLITICO, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pays tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, whom she describes – among other things – as having “done more to promote collegiality among the court’s members, and with our counterparts abroad, than any other justice.”

In the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh previews the upcoming Term – describing it as a “season of sequels” – with a focus on the upcoming oral argument in McCutcheon v. FEC, in which the Court will consider the constitutionality of aggregate limits on campaign contributions. 

In the wake of Adam Liptak’s story for The New York Times (which I covered in yesterday’s round-up) reporting that nearly half of the links in the Court’s opinions no longer work, Eric Levenson of The Atlantic Wire acknowledges that, to “be fair to the court, link rot is just a regular consequence of using the Internet over time,” but he also suggests that the link problem is evidence of a “broader issue” at the Court – the Justices’ lack of comfort with the Internet itself.

With the Court scheduled to hear oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a challenge to an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of affirmative action in public university admissions, on October 15, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News looks at the effects that the amendment has had on minority enrollment at that state’s public universities.

[Disclosure:  Kevin Russell of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel on an amicus brief in support of the respondents in Schuette.  However, the author of this post is not affiliated with the firm.]

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 25, 2013, 9:28 AM),