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Coverage relating to recent remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg critical of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump comes from Nick Gass, who reports for Politico that Trump himself responded to Ginsburg, while Michael Shear and Maggie Haberman do the same for The New York Times; and from Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim, who report for Politico that “Democrats are struggling to defend Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s deepening criticism of” Trump.  Commentary comes from Steven Mazie, who in The Economist suggests that Ginsburg’s “dismissal of the GOP’s surprise presumptive nominee may backfire. Anyone who loves RBG probably already dislikes Mr Trump, and vice versa.”  And at PrawfsBlawg, Paul Horwitz contends that efforts to defend Ginsburg’s remarks “are mostly wrong.”


  • At Van Ness Feldman, Ed Gehres looks back at the four-to-four tie in Dollar General Stores v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and observes that the ruling “gave rise to a collective sigh of relief among federally recognized Native American tribes.”
  • At Reg Blog, Emily Bremer analyzes the Court’s decision in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., suggesting that the “fact that the Supreme Court’s decision was both unanimous and yet also yielded four separate opinions hints at the interesting and important administrative law issues that lurk in the details.”
  • Coverage related to the Court’s decision striking down two provisions of a Texas abortion law comes from Scott Lemieux, who in Democracy argues that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vote in the case may have been motivated by his “feeling that Republican legislators have been undermining one of his most famous and important opinions.”

[Disclosure:  Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to Dollar General.  However, I am not affiliated with the firm.]

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 13, 2016, 6:59 AM),