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  • At Pacific Standard, Tom Jacobs looks at a new “analysis of 313 Supreme Court cases [that] found ‘male justices evaluate counsel based on their compliance with traditional gender norms, rewarding male counsel for cool, unemotional arguments, and rewarding female counsel for emotionally compelling arguments.’”
  • For The Wall Street Journal, Eric Morath reports on a recent study concluding that “[l]abor unions could lose hundreds of thousands of members if the Supreme Court determines this spring [in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31] that public employees cannot be required to pay union dues.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel on an amicus brief in support of the respondents in this case.]
  • At the Human Rights at Home Blog, Christopher Whytock “speculate[s] … about what might happen for human rights litigation after the … decision” in Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which the court held that foreign corporations cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute.
  • In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse suggests that the upcoming decisions in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Trump v. Hawaii “will tell us a lot about how the current court thinks about religion — specifically, how it defines religious discrimination and who it thinks needs the court’s protection.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 10, 2018, 6:58 AM),