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Wednesday round-up


  • At Greenwire, Jeremy P. Jacobs profiles Peter Keisler, “a go-to guy for industry on Clean Air Act cases at the Supreme Court.”
  • At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Joan Biskupic explains why she wrote her newest book, on Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the increased prominence of Hispanics in U.S. politics.
  • In the wake of the recent pre-dawn order issued by the Court in the Texas voter identification case, Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has an interview with General William Suter, the former clerk of the Court, who describes “a little-known effort by the court in the 1990s to curtail postmidnight motions and orders — a campaign whose impact is still being felt.”
  • At Re’s Judicata, Richard Re previews next week’s oral argument in Yates v. United States, in which the Court will consider the case of a commercial fisherman charged with violating federal anti-obstruction laws after he threw several undersized fish overboard.
  • At the Ogletree Deakins blog, Christina Broxterman and Karen Shriver look at the impact of the Court’s recent orders denying review in seven challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage on employee benefit plans.
  • Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reports on recent remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in a speech to law students at George Washington University indicated that she thought that John Oliver’s recent sketch of the Supreme Court as nine talking dogs was “hilarious.”
  • Also in The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Jess Bravin reports that Ginsburg told the law students that she too sometimes pulls all-nighters.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 29, 2014, 7:31 AM),