Afternoon round-up: Today’s opinions
on May 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm
This morning the Court released its opinion in Foster v. Chatman, holding by a vote of seven to one that the Supreme Court of Georgia’s decision that the defendant failed to show purposeful race discrimination in the selection of his jury was clearly erroneous. Lyle Denniston covered the opinion for this blog, while other early coverage comes from Nina Totenberg of NPR, Pete Williams of NBC News, Ariane de Vogue of CNN, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Mark Sherman of the Associated Press, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal, Cristian Farias of Huffington Post, Lydia Wheeler of The Hill, and Ed Pilkington of The Guardian.
The Court also ruled today in Wittman v. Personhuballah, finding that the members of Congress who intervened to defend Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan do not have standing to appeal. Coverage comes from Lyle Denniston for this blog, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lydia Wheeler of The Hill, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, and Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal.
Commentary comes from Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog, Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, Libby Nelson of Vox, and Mark Joseph Stern of Slate, who also covered today’s opinion in Green v. Brennan in the same article.