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  • At The World and Everything In It (podcast), Mary Reichard discusses the oral arguments in Class v. United States, which asks whether a guilty plea waives a defendant’s right to appeal the constitutionality of the law of conviction, and Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which the justices will decide whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute.
  • Fix the Court describes its lawsuit “against the U.S. Department of Justice … for failing to fulfill a 16-month-old Freedom of Information Act request that sought U.S. Marshals Service guidelines for accompanying and protecting Supreme Court justices when they travel outside of Washington, as well as records related to the justices’ summer travel and to Justice Antonin Scalia’s Feb. 2016 trip to Texas.”
  • At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger notes that the Supreme Court last week allowed the execution of Alabama inmate Torey McNabb to go forward.
  • At Law360 (subscription required), Judge William Pryor reviews “Scalia Speaks,” “an indispensable collection of the late justice’s best speeches” that “puts on full display Justice Scalia’s skilled writing, his quick wit and his uncommon wisdom on a wide range of topics — from law to turkey hunting, from education to religious faith, from American values to American heroes, and from virtue to the public good.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 24, 2017, 6:53 AM),