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Tuesday round-up


  • Constitution Daily looks at three Supreme Court cases involving the Ku Klux Klan that posed “fundamental First Amendment questions about the ability of organized white supremacists to speak and demonstrate in the public forum.”
  • At the Cato Institute’s Cato at Liberty blog, Ilya Shapiro urges the Supreme Court to review a florist’s First Amendment challenge to a state antidiscrimination law, arguing that “[w]hile same-sex couples ought to be able to get marriage licenses—if the state is involved in marriage at all—a commitment to equality under the law can’t justify the restriction of private parties’ constitutionally protected rights like freedom of speech or association.”
  • In an op-ed at STAT, Michael Burg weighs in on the court’s recent opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, in which the justices reversed a state court finding  specific personal jurisdiction over out-of-state plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit, arguing that “[b]y foreclosing to plaintiffs state court venues other than those where [defendant] companies are ‘at home’ — generally meaning where they are headquartered or incorporated — the Supreme Court has placed an almost impossible burden on state court litigants.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondents in this case.]

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 15, 2017, 7:02 AM),