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  • At The Hill, Ralph Tyler predicts that in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for individuals who purchase their health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government, “the federal government will prevail . . ., perhaps by a reasonably comfortable 6-3 margin.”In Florida Trend, Amy Martinez reports that a “2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could lead to a first-of-its-kind floating home development in south Florida.”
  • The editorial board of The New York Times weighs in on last week’s grant in the capital case Hurst v. Florida – involving the jury’s role in sentencing – and a challenge to an Alabama law that allows judges to override a jury’s recommendation of life in prison and replace it with a death sentence.
  • At PrawfsBlawg, Richard Re discusses the Chief Justice’s past criticism of law reviews and counters thatit’s worth keeping in mind that the Chief Justice himself is in fact a consumer of law review articles and regularly cites them in his judicial opinions.”
  • At the Knowledge Center of the Council of State Governments, Lisa Soronen looks at last week’s decision in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association and concludes that the Court’s rulingwill make it more difficult for state and local government to influence federal agency policy expressed in interpretive rules—specifically when agencies want to change them.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 17, 2015, 5:42 AM),