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Monday round-up

On Friday afternoon the Court added four hours of arguments to its merits docket for this Term.  Lyle Denniston covered the orders for this blog.  Robin Bravender and Jeremy Jacobs of E&E News report on the Court’s grant of review in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, in which the Justices will “consider whether a federal determination that a wetland qualifies for Clean Water Act protection can be subject to a court challenge”; Leland Beck also discusses the grant at Federal Regulations Advisor.

Coverage of and commentary on the challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions process, in which the Justices heard oral arguments last week, come from Steven Mazie for The Economist, Charles C.W. Cooke for National Review, and Bill Blum for TruthDig.

Coverage of and commentary on last week’s oral arguments in Evenwel v. Abbott, the Texas “one person, one vote” case, come from Steven Mazie for The Economist, Janai Nelson at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, and Kenneth Jost at Jost on Justice.


  • NPR’s Nina Totenberg and her colleagues talk to Justice Stephen Breyer about “the inner workings of the Supreme Court, and Washington, changing global realities and why he loved the musical Hamilton.”
  • Last week Justice Elena Kagan presided over the trial of Salomé at the Shakespeare Theatre; Tim Treanor reports for the D.C. Theater Scene.

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 14, 2015, 6:52 AM),