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Wednesday round-up


  • Tucker Higgins of CNBC covers Monday’s request (in June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee) by two doctors and an abortion clinic to prevent a Louisiana abortion law from going into effect as they pursue their case at the Supreme Court; the state’s response is due tomorrow.
  • At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie looks at New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, in which the court will decide whether the city’s handgun restrictions are consistent with the Constitution; he writes that the “somewhat weakly justified transport law may be the new conservative majority’s key to expanding” the right to bear arms under District of Columbia v. Heller.
  • At Greenwire (subscription required), Ellen Gilmer reports that Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Monday filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to deny review in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s involvement during the Obama administration in a local agency’s effort at road-building in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
  • At SCOTUS OA, Tonja Jacobi and Matthew Sag analyze the recent oral argument and predict a win for the challengers in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, in which the court will decide whether the 21st Amendment allows states to impose a residency requirement on applicants for liquor licenses.
  • In conjunction with yesterday’s hearing in the House Judiciary Committee concerning a possible code of conduct for Supreme Court justices, Fix the Court published a fact sheet on Supreme Court ethics rules.

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Recommended Citation: Andrew Hamm, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 30, 2019, 9:30 AM),