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Wednesday round-up

Coverage of and commentary on Monday’s decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, holding that the president has exclusive power to grant formal recognition to a foreign sovereign, continue.  The Times of Israel reports on the reaction to the decision from Jewish groups in the United States, many of which criticized the ruling.  Ted Folkman weighs in at Letters Blogatory, where he argues that “the Court’s decision was grounded in real-world practicalities that it clearly found difficult to ignore.”


  • Writing for Reuters Investigates, Joan Biskupic profiles Edward Blum, the architect of the challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions process, and his latest lawsuit against Harvard University.
  • reports on comments by President Barack Obama, who told reporters on Monday that the Supreme Court should not have agreed to review the challenge to the availability of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and warned “that a ruling against subsidies would be a ‘twisted interpretation’ of the law.”


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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 10, 2015, 6:21 AM),