Yesterday Arizona filed papers asking the Court to step in and block a ruling by the Ninth Circuit striking down the state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to “dreamers” – undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.  Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Circuit Justice for the Ninth Circuit, called for a response to the application by Tuesday afternoon.  Lyle Denniston covered these developments for this blog; other coverage comes from Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services (via the Arizona Capitol Times).


  • reprints an excerpt from Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, a new book by Damon Root.
  • In The New England Journal of Medicine, Nicholas Bagley, David Jones, and Timothy Jost discuss the possible impact of a decision in favor of the challengers in King v. Burwell, the ACA subsidies case.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 12, 2014, 7:53 AM),