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As Lyle Denniston reported yesterday for this blog, Nebraska has filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Eighth Circuit, asking the full court to declare a challenge to its ban on same-sex marriage moot and thereby “keep seven Nebraska couples from pursuing their case further and seeking to recover the money they spent for their lawyers’ fees.”  Howard Wasserman weighs in on the rehearing request at PrawfsBlawg.


  • Writing for Forbes, Walter Pavlo urges the Court to deny review in an insider-trading case in which the federal government has filed a petition for certiorari, arguing that the case “is unique and very narrow in scope.”
  • C-SPAN Radio concludes its series on the Court in the movies; on Saturday at 6 p.m., it will air the oral arguments in Loving v. Virginia, the subject of a 2011 HBO movie.
  • Writing for the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Tony Mauro reports that the Washington Legal Foundation has compiled “a list of business cases it thinks the court should have ruled on last term—along with stinging criticism of the justices and their law clerks for overlooking issues of interest to companies nationwide.”
  • At Cato at Liberty, Ilya Shapiro and Gabe Latner discuss Luis v. United States, a case involving the constitutionality of orders freezing a criminal defendant’s assets in which the Court will hear oral arguments in the upcoming Term.
  • In a podcast at his Election Law Blog, Rick Hasen interviews Floyd Abrams about Citizens United, free speech, and the Court.
  • Elsewhere at PrawfsBlawg, Richard Re discusses autonomy rhetoric in the Court’s opinions.


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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 27, 2015, 9:47 AM),