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In the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh analyzes the Court’s recent decision in Luis v. United States, in which the Court held that the pretrial freeze of a criminal defendant’s untainted assets violates the Sixth Amendment right to counsel of choice.  Commentary on the ruling comes from Dan Himmelfarb and Travis Crum, who in The National Law Journal (via the Mayer Brown website) suggest that the Court’s opinion “leaves a number of questions unanswered.”   


  • At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Angela Morrison weighs in on the Court’s recent decision in CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC, arguing that the Court “could have and should have provided further guidance to lower courts on who is a prevailing party and found that CRST was not a prevailing party in this case.”
  • In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that “the Oyez Project, a free repository of more than 10,000 hours of U.S. Supreme Court oral-argument audio and other court resources, has found a new home.”
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman chronicles “the interaction among the Justices in this Term’s oral arguments,” with a focus on “when Justices interrupt each other and when they reference one another with their utterances.”
  • At Legal Aggregate, David Sklansky argues that Monday’s decision 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, was “notable more for what it showed than for what it said.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 26, 2016, 7:01 AM),