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  • In the National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle reports that Fane Lozman “has been a thorn in the side of the city council of Riviera Beach, Florida, for more than a decade[, a]nd now—for the second time in five years—his legal battles with the city have captured the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court.”
  • At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that “[a]n untimely recusal from Justice Elena Kagan has placed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ethics rules—or the lack of them—under fire again.”
  • At the Cato Institute’s Cato at Liberty blog, Ilya Shapiro and others urge the justices to review a challenge to a class-action settlement by a class member who asserts that her claim was diluted by the inclusion in the class of “members who have no real chance of recovery at trial,” calling on “courts [to] effectively police the class-action system to ensure that all citizens are afforded constitutional due process.”
  • In Take Care’s Versus Trump podcast, Charlie Gerstein and Jason Harrow “respond to a discussion on the Supreme Court podcast First Mondays regarding the government’s recent filing in the Hargan v. Garza abortion case.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 17, 2017, 7:27 AM),