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  • At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that yesterday the Justices denied rehearing in a capital case out of Louisiana “that they had passed up last Term, thus rejecting a new attempt by lawyers to turn it into a sequel to the Justices’ important Sixth Amendment ruling in January in Hurst v. Florida.”
  • In The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf argues that “eminent domain is just one of many reasons to reject the proposition that it makes sense to vote Trump because his Supreme Court nominations will protect the Constitution, or the conservative or libertarian agenda, or that they will thwart the left.”
  • At his First Read, Chuck Todd of NBC News discusses the possibility that Senate Republicans could act on the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, as well as comments by vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine which did not “close the door” on the prospect that, if elected, Hillary Clinton could make her own pick.
  • In another post at his blog, Denniston reports that “the Obama administration on Monday reluctantly agreed that it would accept some mild forms of sanctions” in the trial court proceedings in the challenge to its deferred-action policy for some undocumented immigrants.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 9, 2016, 10:52 AM),