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Monday round-up


  • In an excerpt from his new book, reprinted in The Washington Post, retired Justice John Paul Stevens discusses the Second Amendment and proposes an addition to the amendment which would provide that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.”
  • At his Election Law Blog, Rick Hasen examines the Court’s orders in James v. Federal Election Commission, a case involving the federal aggregate limits on campaign contributions, and Iowa Right to Life Committee v. Tooker, a challenge to Iowa’s ban on campaign contributions by corporations,  and provides “both a procedural answer and a strategic answer” to account for the Court’s different treatment of the two cases.
  • At the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text and History Blog, Brianne Gorod previews this month’s oral arguments in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, which she describes as “two cases that will decide whether you can count on the seemingly private information on your phone staying private.”
  • At, S.M. Oliva urges the Court to allow cameras in the courtroom.
  • In his column for The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, James Gill criticizes Louisiana’s practice of allowing non-unanimous juries to convict in criminal cases; a Louisiana inmate, Ortiz Jackson, has asked the Court to review that practice and strike it down on the merits.

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 14, 2014, 7:42 AM),