• At Fa on First, Wen Fa urges the Supreme Court to review a challenge to a Minnesota law that “prohibits voters from wearing political apparel at the polling place,” arguing that “[b]y criminalizing all sorts of shirts, buttons, and badges, Minnesota has essentially created speech-free zones at polling places across the State” and that a “favorable ruling from the Supreme Court would vindicate the First Amendment rights of voters nationwide.”
  • At NBC News, Julie Moreau reports on the results of a recent study indicating that “the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that legalized same-sex marriage … helped to shift Americans’ perception of social norms in support of same-sex marriage,” research that she states may be relevant as the Supreme Court hears upcoming “cases related to anti-LGBTQ discrimination.”
  • In The Washington Examiner, Ryan Lovelace reports that a “nonprofit led by a lawyer for President Trump, Jay Sekulow, is asking the Supreme Court to review a federal court’s blocking of the publication of surreptitiously recorded videos involving abortion providers.”
  • In an analysis for The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, Bernard Grofman and German Feierherd look at how other countries conduct legislative redistricting as the Supreme Court prepares to consider “the much-anticipated Gill v. Whitford,” which “brings up the hot-button question of whether a state legislature may draw electoral districts that favor one party over another”; they conclude that “redistricting looks quite different elsewhere, for several reasons.”

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