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  • In her column for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse discusses what she describes as a new phenomenon of conservative judges taking a broader approach to standing, as well as what role that phenomenon might play in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and Spokeo v. Robins, two cases that will be before the Court this Term.
  • At The Volokh Conspiracy, Jonathan Adler discusses the refusal by Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after the Court declined to stay a federal judge’s ruling ordering her to do so. He contends that, although “Davis cites her religious conscience as the excuse for her intransigence,” “she is wrong to do so.  That’s not only my view, but the view of no less than Justice Antonin Scalia.”
  • In an article at Public Discourse, Joel Alicea argues that the just-ended Term “witnessed an important intellectual shift among the conservative justices: an increasing willingness to rethink the Court’s jurisprudence regarding the power of federal agencies.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 3, 2015, 8:01 AM),