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Wednesday round-up


  • At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “the April 1 decision in Bucklew v. Precythe suggests the newly entrenched conservative majority may well be the most execution-friendly bench in decades.”
  • At National Review, Carrie Severino pushes back against a recent suggestion that new Justice Brett Kavanaugh is proving less conservative then expected, remarking that “[a] full term on the Court is a short period to make generalizations about judicial performance” and asking how “any historically aware analysis [could] reach conclusions before the term’s halfway mark.”
  • At Law360 (subscription required), Junaid Odubeko and Mike Stephens unpack the recent oral arguments in two partisan-gerrymandering cases, Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek, noting that they “depict a court still sharply divided on the justiciability of partisan gerrymandering claims and the best constitutional test, if any, to apply to reviewing gerrymandered maps.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 10, 2019, 7:02 AM),