Writing for this blog, Lyle Denniston reports that late last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.  Rick Hasen weighs in on the ruling at his Election Law Blog, suggesting that the “extensive dissent from rehearing en banc . . . raises an originalist and textualist argument that is sure to attract the attention of at least some of the Court’s conservatives making it a serious candidate for Supreme Court review in the next term.”


  • In the ABA Journal, Erwin Chemerinsky lists (and discusses) “four decisions—two criminal and two civil—from the completed Supreme Court term that will have a significant impact on attorneys and courts across the country.”
  • At Balls and Strikes, Calvin TerBeek considers the legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy and contends that because scholars and journalists have not looked at Kennedy’s work as a whole, they have not properly situated him within the larger legal and political landscape.
  • At Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost discusses a recent Fifth Circuit decision (which Lyle covered for this blog) striking down part of Texas’s voter ID law and argues that, when “the justices need to give more attention than before to the obstacles that latter day vote suppressionists have devised to limit a cherished American right.”

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