• Writing for the Legal Times, Tony Mauro reports on Tuesday’s sentencing in D.C. Superior Court of Noah Kai Newkirk, who was arrested in February for disrupting an oral argument at the Supreme Court.  Newkirk was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay $150.
  • Tonight at 6 p.m. C-SPAN and C-SPAN Radio will air an appearance by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia at the National Press Club, where they will discuss (among other things) the First Amendment with host Marvin Kalb.
  • Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire profiles John Korzen, the Wake Forest law professor who will make his oral argument debut at the Court next week representing the respondents in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger.
  • Richard Wolf of USA Today previews next week’s oral arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, in which the Court will consider whether Aereo’s streaming of broadcast television programs over the Internet violates federal copyright laws.
  • At U.S. Law Week (via Bloomberg BNA), Brendan Morrissey previews next week’s oral arguments in Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, in which the Court will consider whether U.S. courts can order disclosure of information about a foreign country’s assets around the world.  (Lyle Denniston previewed the case for this blog earlier yesterday.)
  • In the ABA’s The Appellate Quarterly, Daniel Wallach has a detailed analysis of Christie v. NCAA, in which the New Jersey governor is asking the Court to review a federal law that prohibits most states, including New Jersey, from licensing or authorizing sports gambling.
  • At, Bill Blum examines the “roiling debate among left-leaning lawyers, scholars and legal commentators as to whether the time has come for [Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] to retire in order to permit a Democratic president, Barack Obama, to nominate her successor.”
  • At the National Review’s Bench Memos, Roger Clegg notes recent developments in California that, in his view, bolster the state’s case in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, in which the Justices are considering whether Michigan can ban the use of affirmative action at public universities.
  • In her column for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse discusses the Court’s recent decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, striking down the aggregate limits that federal election laws imposed on contributions to candidates for federal office, political parties, and political action committees.  She focuses “less [on] the real-world impact than [on] what the decision tells us about the Supreme Court and Chief Justice Roberts, who at this rate and at age 59 figures to be with us a good deal longer than campaign finance laws.”

[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, but I am not affiliated with the firm.]

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 17, 2014, 8:31 AM),