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Tuesday round-up

Yesterday a Virginia school board asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court in favor of a transgender student who identifies as a boy and wants to use the boys’ bathroom. Amy Howe covers the petition for this blog, with additional coverage coming from Mark Walsh of Education Week.

Yesterday the Court turned down the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s request to have its candidates, Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, listed with their party affiliation on the state’s ballot. Coverage comes from Rick Hasen for his Election Law Blog and Mark Hensch of The Hill.


  • For Cato at Liberty, Ilya Shapiro and Thomas Berry argue that the Court “should step in now” in the case of a political action committee (“PAC”) challenging the maximum election donation limit for newer PACs, even though the Fourth Circuit held the case moot because the limits no longer applied to the PAC.
  • In an op-ed for The Hill, Will Rosenweig – arguing that the next president will affect the country in myriad ways that will never end up at the Court – criticizes the suggestion that “nothing is more important than the Supreme Court” in the next election.
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman finds (and seeks to explain) “clear differences in the way lower courts have implemented” last Term’s rulings in Hurst v. Florida and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

Recommended Citation: Andrew Hamm, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 30, 2016, 2:13 PM),