• In The New York Times, Adam Liptak looks at Gill v. Whitford, a pending cert petition involving a constitutional challenge to “political gamesmanship in redistricting,” noting that the case may offer “’the holy grail of election law jurisprudence’”: “’a workable standard’ to decide when … political gerrymandering has crossed a constitutional line.”
  • At the Associated Press, Sam Hananel reports that the court is considering a cert petition that asks the justices to review a decision from which Justice Neil Gorsuch dissented when he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit; Gorsuch wrote in his dissent that “arresting a ‘class clown’ for burping was going ‘a step too far.’”
  • Constitution Daily marks the May 14 anniversary of the court’s decision in Frontiero v. Richardson, a sex discrimination case involving “differential treatment of men and women in the armed services”that, although it “left unsettled” “the level of judicial scrutiny for sex-based classifications,” “furthered the cause of gender equality within the U.S. military and … the United States.”

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