on Jul 11, 2016 at 7:27 am
Coverage of the Court is dominated by remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in interviews with the Associated Press and The New York Times. Among other things, Ginsburg discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the vacancy on the Court, and Justice Antonin Scalia. Other coverage comes from Nick Gass of Politico, Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog, Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post, and Rachel Chason of CNN
- At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that this week a Virginia school board is likely to ask the Court to weigh in on a lower court’s ruling that a transgender student who identifies as a boy must be allowed to use the boys’ restroom.
- In the Ocala Star Banner, Jim Saunders reports that Pam Bondi, the attorney general of Florida, “is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a dispute about the constitutionality of a Florida law that has blocked businesses from imposing surcharges on customers who pay with credit cards.”
- In Supreme Court Brief, Marcia Coyle reports on a recent study of law firms’ success in seeking Supreme Court review.
- At Boston.com, Michael Meltsner argues that, “[u]ntil the Court sends a message that bad acts—selling cigarettes illegally, driving too fast, trying to escape—don’t justify a level of aggressive policing that too often produces lethal force, the Louisiana and Minnesota killings will be remembered as just two more disturbing events on a growing list, one that includes equally destructive revenge.”
- At his eponymous blog, William Goren reviews recent cases relevant to individuals with disabilities and looks ahead to two more at the Court in the upcoming Term.
- At the Human Rights at Home Blog, Sital Kalantry argues that the Court’s recent decision striking down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortions recognized that the state’s rationale for the law was “nothing more than fig leaf to restrict women’s access to abortion. Courts should similarly recognize that reason-based bans do little more than burden access to reproductive care.”
- In the wake of the Court’s recent decision upholding the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions process, Frank Newport of Gallup reports on a recent poll indicating that “Americans continue to believe colleges should admit applicants based solely on merit (70%), rather than taking into account applicants’ race and ethnicity in order to promote diversity (26%).”
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