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At Reuters, Lawrence Hurley reports that during Wednesday’s argument in Maslenjak v. United States, an immigration case, Chief Justice John Roberts “took issue … with the Trump administration’s stance,” “saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.” Additional coverage of the argument in Maslenjak comes from Britain Eakin at Courthouse News Service, who reports that the justices offered “hypothetical examples from failing to disclose nicknames to lying about weight to walking into an immigration hearing with a pocket knife.”


  • As the court heads “toward the home stretch of an eventful and unusual term,” Constitution Daily offers “a quick update of the major cases heard in Court since October.”
  • At Bloomberg BNA, Patrick Gregory reports on the court’s decision this week in Lewis v. Clarke, holding that a tribe’s sovereign immunity does not extend to a tribal employee sued in his individual capacity, noting that the court suggested that “personal immunity defenses may still be available for tribal employees in some cases.”
  • The World and Everything in It features a discussion of the oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, a constitutional challenge to Missouri’s exclusion of a church-run preschool from a state program that provides grants to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds.
  • At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that for “the fourth time in the past eight days, the Supreme Court on Thursday night refused to delay an execution in Arkansas,” acting with “no recorded dissents.”
  • Mark Walsh has this blog’s coverage of an event yesterday at Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute honoring Jeffrey Minear, the counselor to Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 28, 2017, 7:09 AM),