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Yesterday’s argument in Yates v. United States, in which the Court is considering whether a commercial fisherman can be convicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s “anti-shredding” provision for ordering his crew to throw seventy-two undersized fish overboard, dominated coverage of the Court.  Lyle Denniston reported on the case for this blog, while I did the same in Plain English.  Other coverage comes from NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire, Lisa McElroy at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, and Daniel Fisher of Forbes.  At Re’s Judicata, Richard Re lists the “top ten” moments from yesterday’s oral argument, while at ISCOTUSnow Edward Lee predicts the winners in both of yesterday’s cases based on the number of questions at oral argument. Other commentary comes from Ed Mannino at his eponymous blog.


  • In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports on the Chief Justice’s remarks at a Library of Congress event anticipating the Magna Carta’s eight-hundredth birthday.
  • At Cato at Liberty, Trevor Burrus and Ilya Shapiro discuss the amicus brief that Cato filed in a challenge to a Vermont law that requires an anti-abortion advocacy group to register as a political committee.
  • Vanderbilt Law Review’s online forum is hosting a debate on Comptroller v. Wynne, next week’s case in which the Court will consider whether the Constitution prohibits a state from taxing all the income of its residents — wherever earned — by mandating a credit for taxes paid on income earned in other states.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 6, 2014, 8:06 AM),