• At CNN, Eric Bradner and Joan Biskupic report that “[t]he Supreme Court’s future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation’s most sensitive political divides.”
  • For this blog, Stephen Wermeil looks at what happens to the Supreme Court during a government shutdown, noting that the court “will continue to perform its essential functions, including processing petitions, hearing oral arguments and deciding cases[, b]ut exactly how that will happen remains a work in progress.”
  • At Law360 (subscription required), Ryan Tosi and Scott Ofrias analyze last week’s oral argument in Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. v. Jackson, which involves the ability of a third-party class-action defendant to remove a counterclaim from state court to federal court, concluding that “the justices did not reveal any clear indication on how the Supreme Court will rule.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the petitioner in this case.]
  • In an op-ed at Fox News, Jeremy Dys reacts to Tuesday’s cert denial in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, a First Amendment challenge brought by a high-school football coach who was fired after he knelt in prayer following a game, pointing out that four justices were troubled by “the breadth of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding Coach Kennedy’s firing.”

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