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Yesterday Chief Judge Merrick Garland submitted an (unsolicited) questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Josh Gerstein reported on the planned submission for Politico, while Mary Clare Jalonick and Mark Sherman covered the filing itself for the Associated Press.  And Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr reports that Garland “disqualified himself for financial reasons from 66 cases that came before him as an appellate judge, stepping aside in clashes involving climate change and mutual funds.”


  • In The George Washington Law Review’s On the Docket, Randall Eliason analyzes the Court’s recent decision in Ocasio v. United States, concluding that “this result doesn’t represent some new watershed in white collar crime or dramatic expansion of federal criminal jurisdiction. It’s simply the logical and unfortunate outgrowth of a questionable Supreme Court decision more than three decades old.”
  • In The Harvard Law Review, Robert Niles looks at “the doctrinal implications of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the Court’s most recent invocation of the First Amendment’s expansive deregulatory potential.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 11, 2016, 6:24 AM),