• At Conversations with Bill Kristol (video), Kristol interviews Justice Samuel Alito about everything from his path to the Court to same-sex marriage and Philadelphia baseball.
  • In The Weekly Standard, Dan McLaughlin suggests that, for “close watchers of the Court, another theme ran through this term: the breadth and depth of Justice Clarence Thomas’s institutional critique of the Court itself.”
  • In The New York Law Journal, Robert Schonfeld discusses the Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project; he contends that the decision “is significant because it did lay down guidelines for what the court would deem to be a proper use of the ‘disparate impact’ theory.”
  • At Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost argues that if Richard Glossip, the named petitioner in Glossip v. Gross, is executed in September, “the case will be one more example of a system that defies best efforts to be fair and just or even simply to make sense.”
  • At DRI Appellate Blog, Steven Klepper concludes that, “no matter where you fall on the liberal-conservative spectrum, state supreme court justices’ judgment . . . is like a better indicator than opinions by” federal appellate judges.
  • In the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Steffen Johnson looks at the Term’s “greatest hits” for business.
  • In an op-ed for the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Erwin Chemerinsky argues that, despite the popular characterization of the just-ended Term as “liberal,” “a closer examination of the cases shows a much more complicated story, including the liberal justices being in the majority in decisions that should be of great concern to progressives.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 20, 2015, 7:51 AM),