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  • Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services (via The Daily Courier) reports on Monday’s summary reversal in Lynch v. Arizona, in which the Court “said it was a mistake for a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to block the defense attorney for Shawn Patrick Lynch from telling jurors that if they did not sentence him to death that he would be sentenced to life behind bars, with no possibility of parole.”
  • At frESH, Danelle Gagliardi and Matthew Rojas analyze Monday’s decision in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc., in which the Court ruled that an approved “jurisdictional determination” by the Army Corps of Engineers is a final agency action subject to judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act; they conclude that the case “is not the last time we will see the Court address finality and the availability of judicial review.”
  • KTSP reports on the story behind Murr v. Wisconsin, the property rights battle in which the Court will hear oral arguments next Term.
  • At Casetext, David Boyle looks back at the “impact on the Supreme Court and on American politics and law” of the late Prince Rogers Nelson.
  • Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that, in the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, “the justices are dealing with a handful of cases and among the options in a very small number of them is to either divide 4-4 (which automatically upholds the lower court opinion) or to find an area of consensus to rule narrowly and duck a broad opinion.”
  • The Open File Blog weighs in on the case of Louisiana death-row inmate David Brown, characterizing it as “a much-needed opportunity for federal guidance and enforcement for the Louisiana courts.”

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 2, 2016, 5:56 AM),