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The justices added one case to their merits docket on Friday: FNU [First Name Unknown] Tanzin v. Tanvir, which asks whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows lawsuits for money damages against individual federal employees. Amy Howe covers the grant for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Jess Bravin reports for The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) that the court will “decide whether four Muslim men can seek monetary damages from FBI agents who they claim put them on the no-fly list because they wouldn’t serve as informers against other Muslims.”


  • Amy Howe reports for this blog that after “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night” with “’chills and fever,’” “[t]he Supreme Court’s Public Information Office reported on Sunday afternoon that Ginsburg had been discharged from the hospital; she is “’home and doing well.’”
  • In an op-ed for The Washington Post (subscription required) adapted from her new book, Ruth Marcus recounts how, [i]n the last stage of the confirmation battle, as at the start, [Supreme Court nominee then-Judge Brett] Kavanaugh’s fate was largely in the hands of just two senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.”
  • Subscript Law offers a graphic explainer of the two cases at the Supreme Court involving subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial records.
  • In the latest episode of Bloomberg Law’s Cases and Controversies podcast, “constitutional law professor Josh Blackman discusses the Second Amendment’s second-class status as well as how the fight over a procedural issue—mootness—has drawn the ire of liberal senators,” and “chat[s] about the terrible process of SCOTUS line standing.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 25, 2019, 6:45 AM),