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Tuesday round-up

In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports on the latest public comments of the Supreme Court’s “most outspoken member,” noting that “[i]n a pair of recent appearances, Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg critiqued the Trump Administration’s travel ban, previewed the coming court term, predicted an end to capital punishment and suggested that other branches of government are in disarray.” In The Salt Lake Tribune, Jessica Miller reports that at the Utah State Bar convention, Ginsburg “had this advice for young lawyers: ‘Do something outside of yourself. Something that will make a difference.’”

Fix the Court offers an end-of-term report on transparency at the Supreme Court, which tells “the story of improvement at the margins – not only with the high court’s website but also regarding digital disclosures, stock selloffs and livestreaming.” In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that with its recent website update, the Supreme Court has taken “baby steps” towards “a planned electronic filing system that will make Supreme Court briefs and documents available to all on the site,” “befitting an institution whose building is decorated with bronze and marble tortoises.”


  • In The University of Pennsylvania’s Regulatory Review, Lori Fox looks at the court’s decision this term in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, in which the justices raised the bar for what constitutes an educational benefit for children with disabilities; she observes that after Endrew F., “[p]arents willing to litigate may be more likely to demand particularly broad—and expensive—measures, including private schooling.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 1, 2017, 7:09 AM),