Briefly:

  • Kimberly Robinson reports at Bloomberg Law that “[a] bipartisan bill strengthening security permanently for U.S. Supreme Court justices when they travel domestically or overseas is on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.”
  • At Quartz, Ephrat Livni looks at Google v. Oracle America, “an epic dispute” over the copyright status of application programming interfaces that the court recently agreed to hear, “to the delight of many technologists and legal scholars who say the fate of the $564 billion software industry—and indeed tech innovation itself—hinges on the copyright fight.” [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.]
  • In an op-ed at Law360 (subscription required), Kristen Waggoner urges the court to review Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, which asks whether the First Amendment bars Washington state from requiring a Christian florist to design flowers for a same-sex wedding, arguing that “t]he First Amendment protects all Americans — including creative professionals.”
  • In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse maintains that “the recently argued case involving young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers and the pending effort by President Trump to quash subpoenas seeking his tax information from his personal accountants suggest that there is something the court can do” to “persuade the public that [it] is not just another political institution”; she writes that “[t]hese are extraordinary cases, to be sure, but they easily — even obviously — lend themselves to resolution by ordinary rules.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 21, 2019, 6:41 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/thursday-round-up-502/