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Tuesday round-up


  • Constitution Daily reviews the major Supreme Court decisions of 2017.
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman analyzes the oral-argument engagement of the justices and advocates so far this term, remarking on the “potential strategic nature” of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s participation.
  • At PrawfsBlawg, Michael Mannheimer previews City of Hays v. Vogt, which asks “whether a post-charge, pre-trial probable cause hearing is part of a ‘criminal case’ within the meaning of the Self-Incrimination Clause.”
  • At Balkinization, Marty Lederman takes a close look at the solicitor general’s arguments to the Supreme Court in the unaccompanied-minors’ abortion litigation.
  • At American Greatness, Mark Pulliam weighs in on comments by Justice Anthony Kennedy during the oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the court will decide whether the First Amendment bars Colorado from requiring a baker to create a cake for a same-sex wedding, arguing that “Kennedy’s stated concern about intolerance towards Christians who oppose same-sex marriage rings hollow.”
  • At Fa on First, Wen Fa highlights “three important First Amendment cases” that will be argued during the second week of the February sitting.

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 26, 2017, 7:26 AM),