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Court-related coverage and commentary continue to focus on the oral arguments eleven days from now in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage.  At the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text and History Blog, David Gans addresses (and disputes) the idea that “conservatives have been bullied” in the same-sex marriage cases, while in the Boston Globe Lisa Keen discusses the amicus brief filed in the case by Massachusetts.  At Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Ruthann Robson summarizes all of the amicus briefs filed in the case. 


  • WTOP has additional coverage of the Chief Justice’s appearance on Wednesday for jury duty in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • At Slate, Rick Hasen criticizes Hillary Clinton’s suggestion of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision, arguing that “it is much easier to change the Constitution by changing the Supreme Court than by passing an amendment.”
  • An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) urges the Court to grant review in Spokeo v. Robins, a case scheduled for today’s Conference that asks that Justices to consider “whether companies can be held liable in civil court for violating a federal statute, even if no one was harmed.”

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 17, 2015, 10:13 AM),