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Thursday round-up

Yesterday the Court heard oral arguments in Glossip v. Gross, the challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol.  Lyle Denniston covered the arguments for this blog, with other coverage coming from NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Tony Mauro for the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Marcia Coyle in the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Jess Bravin in The Wall Street Journal, and Jaclyn Belczyk at JURIST.  Commentary comes from Steven Schwinn at the Constitutional Law Prof Blog and Steven Mazie in The Economist.

Before the oral arguments in Glossip, the Court issued two opinions in argued cases.  In Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, five Justices upheld the state’s ban on personal solicitations of campaign funds by candidates for judicial office.  Lyle Denniston covered the decision for this blog, while I added coverage in Plain English and Ron Collins kicked off our online symposium on the decision with a foreword.   Other coverage comes from Tony Mauro for the Supreme Court Brief, Jaclyn Belczyk at JURIST; commentary comes from Martha Davis at the Human Rights at Home Blog, Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View, Ruthann Robson at the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Rick Hasen at his Election Law Blog, and Daniel Fisher at Forbes,

The Court also issued its decision in Mach Mining v. EEOC, in which the Court was considering the EEOC’s duty to conciliate.  Coverage comes from Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle in the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required) and Kimberly Bennett of JURIST, with commentary from Hera Arsen at the Ogletree Deakins blog and Ross Runkel at his eponymous blog.

Coverage of and commentary on Tuesday’s oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage continue.  Coverage comes from Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro in The National Law Journal (subscription required), Tony Mauro in the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Mike Sacks and Katelyn Polantz in the Legal Times (subscription required), and Katelyn Polantz at the Blog of Legal Times.  Commentary comes from Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times, NPR’s To the Point (audio), Steven Mazie in an explainer for The Economist, Amy Davidson at The New Yorker, Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View, Erwin Chemerinsky at ACSblog, Janson Wu at ACSblog, Suzanne Goldberg at ACSblog, Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker, David Fontana and Donald Braman in The Washington Post, Judith Schaeffer in USA Today, Gene Schaerr at The Daily Signal (who had another post there earlier this week), Ryan Anderson at Public Discourse, David French at the National Review, Howard Wasserman at PrawfsBlawg, and Paul Horwitz at PrawfsBlawg,


  • At ten o’clock today, the Constitutional Accountability Center is live-streaming a panel on the “home stretch at the Supreme Court.” This blog’s Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog will moderate, and the panelists include Yaakov Roth of Jones Day; Elizabeth Wydra, the chief counsel of CAC, and Paul Smith of Jenner & Block.

[Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in Mach Mining; however, I am not affiliated with the firm.]

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 30, 2015, 6:06 AM),