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  • At The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that “[a] gathering to celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 86th birthday Friday afternoon won’t be an ordinary event”: “500 of her enthusiastic followers have decided to follow her lead of physical fitness by dropping to the ground and planking in front of the Supreme Court.”
  • At, David Ogden weighs in on Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory challenges to remove black people from the jury pool violated the Constitution, arguing that “Flowers’ case presents an important opportunity to show the public that equal protection under the law is meaningful, and to reinforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1986 Batson v. Kentucky ruling prohibiting the use of a prosecutor’s peremptory strikes to eliminate potential jurors based on their race.”
  • In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse explains why, in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, “[i]t really matters how the American Humanist Association and the other nonreligious plaintiffs lose.” [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.]

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 15, 2019, 6:46 AM),