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  • At Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle report that “[u]nlike some of his contemporaries at the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens had a well-formed plan in place for public access to his papers,” meaning “that a significant segment of his papers will be made available to researchers relatively soon, in October 2020—again, unlike some of his colleagues.”
  • At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie predicts that “[w]hen the decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California,” a challenge to the government’s decision to terminate the DACA program, which allowed immigrants brought to this country illegally as children to apply for protection from deportation, “arrives during the heat of the presidential campaign next spring—no matter whether Mr Trump wins or loses the case—the question of immigrant rights will stoke an already fiery debate over the status of non-citizens within America’s borders.”
  • Perry Stein reports for The Washington Post that “[t]he protracted legal battle to determine whether a transgender student in Virginia could use the boys’ restroom at his high school,” the subject of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., which the Supreme Court was poised to review two years ago before the Trump administration revoked an Obama-era Department of Education rule, “returned to court Tuesday, the latest turn in a case that has become a touchstone in the fight for transgender students’ rights.”
  • Sean Higgins writes for the Washington Examiner that although “[i]n a 30-year career on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia authored more than 800 opinions, forming the basis for the conservative originalist view of the Constitution,” “an equally lasting legacy may turn out to be his family.”  

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 25, 2019, 6:58 AM),