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  • At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin reports on “the curious case of Bobby James Moore,” which “is knocking at the U.S. Supreme Court’s door again” after a state court found for a second time that Moore is not too intellectually disabled to be executed.
  • Bill Mears reports for Fox News that the Supreme Court could be front and center again next year “in Donald Trump’s Washington,” as “[t]he justices are confronting a number of immigration-related legal challenges that could be added to the docket in coming months — and the president sees the high court’s shaky conservative majority as his best shot at upholding a top political and national security priority.”
  • At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “[t]he Trump administration filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief Wednesday [in American Legion v. American Humanist Association], urging the Supreme Court to protect a 93-year-old war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, that is shaped like a Latin cross.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in this case.]
  • At, Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro highlight their most-read pieces about the Supreme Court over the past year.
  • Fix the Court offers a year-end report on Supreme Court transparency.

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 28, 2018, 6:55 AM),