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  • At The National Law Journal (subscription may be required), Marcia Coyle reports that “[t]he Trump administration’s Justice Department on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that a federal civil rights law does not bar discrimination against transgender employees, staking a position against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s push for broader workplace protections”; she notes that DOJ’s brief in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “was not signed by the EEOC’s general counsel, an indication the agency did not support the submission to the high court.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on an amicus brief in support of respondent Stephens in this case.]
  • Robert Barnes reports for The Washington Post that “Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and four other Democratic senators have ignited [controversy] with a filing that instructs the Supreme Court to either drop a New York gun case it has accepted for the coming term or face a public reckoning.”
  • At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger discusses the case of Stephen Michael West, whose request for a stay of execution and cert petition challenging Tennessee’s lethal-injection protocol were denied without comment last week.

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 19, 2019, 7:02 AM),