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Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of a death row inmate who is seeking additional information about the drugs that Arizona intends to use to execute him; the state has now indicated that it plans to ask the Supreme Court to step in.  Astrid Galvan and Jim Salter report for the Associated Press (via ABC News), while Kent Scheidegger discusses the case at Crime and Consequences.   


  • At The Volokh Conspiracy, William Baude discusses yesterday’s order directing Esteban Martinez to file a response to the state’s petition for rehearing in Martinez v. Illinois; on May 27 the Court summarily reversed the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in the state’s favor, holding that Martinez had been subjected to double jeopardy and could not be retried.
  • The Conglomerate is hosting a symposium on last month’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the Court held that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate – as applied to closely held corporations owned by families with strong religious beliefs – violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 22, 2014, 7:49 AM),