Afternoon round-up: A busy day at the Court
on Apr 20, 2016 at 5:04 pm
This morning the Court released three opinions. In Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the Court upheld Arizona’s redistricting plan. Amy Howe covered the decision for this blog. Other early coverage comes from Sam Hananel of Associated Press, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Pete Williams of NBC News, Howard Fischer of Arizona Daily Sun, and Adam Liptak of The New York Times. Early commentary comes from Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog and Jay Michaelson at The Daily Beast.
In Bank Markazi v. Peterson, the Court upheld a statute which directs that Iranian assets go to terror victims and their families. Lyle Denniston covered the decision for this blog. Other early coverage comes from Ariane de Vogue of CNN, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Eyder Peralta of NPR, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Fisher of Forbes, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Yonah Jeremy Bob of The Jerusalem Post, and Mark Sherman of Associated Press. Early commentary comes from Jonathan Adler at The Washington Post and Matt Ford at The Atlantic.
In Molina-Martinez v. United States, the Court ruled for the defendant in his challenge to the use of erroneous sentencing guidelines. Early coverage comes from Barbara Leonard at Courthouse News Service, and early commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences Blog, who also addresses Monday’s decision in Welch v. United States.
The Court also heard oral arguments in the cases consolidated as Birchfield v. North Dakota, which challenges laws that make it a crime for a driver suspected of drunk driving to refuse a chemical test to measure his blood-alcohol concentration. Early coverage comes from Sam Hananel of Associated Press, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, and Allison Sherry of Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lydia Wheeler of The Hill provides early coverage of the Court’s second argument this morning, the Fair Labor Standards Act case Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro.