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Tuesday round-up


  • At Bloomberg Law, Evan Weinberger reports that “[t]he Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could lose leverage in enforcement negotiations as the Supreme Court considers whether its leadership structure is unconstitutional,” in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Katie Bart reports for this blog that Justice Neil Gorsuch presented retired Justice Anthony Kennedy with the Liberty Medal, which “is given each year by the [National Constitution] Center to someone who has worked to secure and promote liberty to people around the world,” in Philadelphia on Sunday.
  • In Bloomberg Law’s Cases and Controversies podcast, Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin “break down the legal saga surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that’s granted temporary protections to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.”
  • In the latest episode of Strict Scrutiny (podcast), Leah Litman and Jaime Santos “recap some of the Supreme Court’s October cases.”

  • In The World and Everything in It (podcast), Mary Reichard discusses the oral arguments in Ramos v. Louisiana, in which the justices considered whether the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a unanimous jury applies to the states, and Rotkiske v. Klemm, which asks whether the one-year statute of limitations in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is paused until the plaintiff discovers the basis for his lawsuit.
  • At the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (subscription required), Daniel Cotter endorses “An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know,” a multimedia publication by Randy Barnett and Josh Blackman.
  • At the Brennan Center for Justice, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy weighs in on Kelly v. United States, a fraud prosecution stemming from the “Bridgegate” controversy in New Jersey, arguing that “[i]f the Court chooses to apply the logic of Department of Commerce v. New York to Kelly’s case, then it may rule that she too is not allowed to give a pretextual reason (the bogus traffic study) for closing the lanes on the George Washington Bridge.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Tuesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 29, 2019, 6:52 AM),