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  • For The New York Times (subscription required), Adam Liptak reports that “[t]he Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request from more than two dozen multinational energy companies to block a state court lawsuit brought by the city of Baltimore seeking to hold the companies accountable for their role in changing the earth’s climate.”
  • For The Washington Post (subscription required), Reis Theibault explains how Monday’s order “thr[owing] out a lower court’s ruling that [Michigan]’s political district maps were illegally gerrymandered — reaffirming the high court’s stance that federal judges have no power to stop partisan gerrymandering” could help the state to “pass antiabortion laws without the governor’s approval and without the support of a majority of voters.”
  • Saja Hindi reports at The Denver Post (via How Appealing) that “[a]t a time when partisan politics seem to have taken hold of the country, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan believes that the country’s highest court remains independent,” according to the justice’s public remarks at the University of Colorado Law School Tuesday evening.

  • At CNN, Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster report that “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience in California on Monday that even after she was diagnosed for the fourth time with cancer, she never stopped working out, although she couldn’t always complete her full routine.”
  • At The Regulatory Review, law student Tim Duncheon outlines why, in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, a challenge to the government’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the court should reject the government’s argument “that it was reasonable to rescind DACA because leaving it in place risked a damaging ‘court-ordered shutdown.’”
  • For this blog, Kalvis Golde reports that several recent polls measuring the public’s view of the Supreme Court “demonstrate broad public support for the job the justices are doing, though this approval appears influenced by party alignment.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 23, 2019, 6:56 AM),