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Wednesday round-up


  • At the Blog of Legal Times (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports on an appearance by Justice Clarence Thomas at Yale Law School.
  • In the Legal Times (subscription or registration required), Mauro covers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s interview on MSNBC, in which (among other things) Ginsburg expressed doubt that Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
  • At Cato at Liberty, Ilya Shapiro discusses the amicus brief that Cato – along with “a team of expert offenders of good taste who are equally expert defenders of free speech” – filed in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in which the Court will weigh in on a state’s power to create a specialty-license-plate program that regulates the messages on the plates.
  • Writing for the Keen News Service, Lisa Keen has the first part of a two-part series on the “looming task” facing the lawyers representing the challengers to state bans on same-sex marriage: “They must choose who will go before the nine justices in April to deliver the arguments orally.”
  • At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Laurence Winer and Nina Crimm explain why they wrote their new book, God, Schools and Government Funding.
  • At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger criticizes comments by Attorney General Eric Holder about Glossip v. Gross, the challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 18, 2015, 8:59 AM),