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  • At the Cato Institute’s Cato at Liberty blog, Ilya Shapiro and Frank Garrison urge the court to grant a cert petition challenging public-sector-union “agency fees,” which they maintain give non-union “workers a Hobson’s choice: Either sacrifice your First Amendment rights and fund political advocacy you may not like, or find other employment.”
  • At Coverage Opinions, Randy Maniloff interviews legendary First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams about, among other things, “Citizens United, the hugely controversial case on campaign finance which Abrams successfully argued before the Supreme Court.”
  • Constitution Daily commemorates the 149th anniversary of the 14th Amendment by looking at “10 historic Supreme Court cases about due process and equal protection under the law.”
  • At ACSblog, Bidish Sarma discusses Packingham v. North Carolina, in which the court held that a state-law ban on access by registered sex offenders to a wide range of websites violated the First Amendment, arguing that “the time has come to ask whether society’s ‘war’ on sex offenders who have already completed criminal sentences has gone too far.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 11, 2017, 7:20 AM),