Breaking News

Tuesday round-up


  • At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that in a letter yesterday, “[t]he Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to expand its scheduled April showdown over the 2020 census[, Department of Commerce v. New York,] to decide whether the Constitution lets the government ask whether people are American citizens.”
  • Pamela Wood reports for The Baltimore Sun that Maryland “Gov. Larry Hoganhas filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court [in Lamone v. Benisek,] seeking to back up the claims of Maryland residents who argue the state’s 6th Congressional District was unconstitutionally gerrymandered.”
  • For Capitol Media Services (via the Arizona Capitol Times), Howard Fischer reports that “Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that California is illegally imposing its taxes on Arizona residents and businesses.”

  • At The World and Everything in It, Mary Reichard discusses the oral arguments in United States v. Haymond, a constitutional challenge to a statute that requires a judge to impose additional prison time on sex offenders who violate the terms of their supervised release, and Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, in which the justices considered what happens to a trademark license when the brand owner goes bankrupt.
  • Three takes on Colorado’s settlement with Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, whose refusal on religious grounds to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding was the subject of a high-profile case last term, come from Kristen Waggoner at National Review here, Jake Warner in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner here, and Phillips himself in an op-ed for The Denver Post.
  • In an op-ed for Newsweek, Bruce Green urges the Supreme Court to review Acklin v. Alabama, a capital case in which the defendant’s “attorney put his own interest in being paid, and the father’s interest in concealing his abusive conduct, ahead of his duty to his client.”

We rely on our readers to send us links for our round-up. If you have or know of a recent (published in the last two or three days) article, post, podcast, or op-ed relating to the Supreme Court that you’d like us to consider for inclusion in the round-up, please send it to roundup [at] Thank you!

Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 12, 2019, 7:10 AM),