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Tuesday round-up


  • In his Sidebar column for The New York Times, Adam Liptak discusses whether there is a “tipping point” at which the Court may feel ready to invalidate state practices, such as bans on interracial marriage, and what that might mean for the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage.
  • In The New Yorker, Jill Lepore has the story of the “biggest heist in the history of the Library of Congress” – the theft of “more than a thousand pages from the papers of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter.”
  • In The National Law Journal, Marcia Coyle reports on the case of Mark Christeson, a Missouri death row inmate whose petition for certiorari the Justices will consider today.
  • At ThinkProgress, Bryce Covert reports that forty-three “sexual harassment cases have been dismissed” in the wake of Vance v. Ball State University, a 2013 decision in which the Court held that – for purposes of vicarious liability under the Civil Rights Act – a “supervisor” is someone who is authorized to take tangible employment actions against the victim.

[Disclosure: Tejinder Singh of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel on an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in Christeson.]

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 25, 2014, 8:02 AM),