In Recess #3: “Third Class Webelo”
on Aug 14, 2017 at 8:40 am
On the latest edition of our summer series, “In Recess,” Dan Epps and official guest host Leah Litman (filling in for Ian Samuel, who is enjoying a Croatian vacation) get you up to speed on what has been happening at the Supreme Court. We discuss some particularly interesting briefs that have been filed in pending cases, including the U.S. Department of Justice’s brief in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, in which the solicitor general’s office changed its views on an important voting-rights issue. We also discuss the unexpected developments in PEM Entities LLC v. Levin, a bankruptcy case that was going to be argued next term that was “dismissed as improvidently granted” last week. To help us make sense of that unusual order, and what might have prompted it, we bring in official First Mondays bankruptcy expert Danielle D’Onfro, who expands on her analysis of the order in her post last week. But that’s not all: We also have an interview with the great John Elwood, partner in Vinson & Elkins’ appellate practice group and creator of Relist Watch, an invaluable recurring feature on this blog.