• At PBS, Marcia Coyle reviews the first half of the Supreme Court term and previews the second, noting that “[i]n addition to the Senate trial, over which Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is expected to preside, the ongoing presidential election campaign and a docket chock full of politically controversial cases have brewed a fraught environment for justices who want the public to believe the high court stands apart from politics.”
  • At The National Law Journal, Tony Mauro reports that “[t]he recent departure from the U.S. solicitor general’s office of several female lawyers … has left only four women out of 16 assistant positions in the office,” which “has long played an important role as a source of talented female attorneys.”
  • At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robinson collect tips from veteran Supreme Court practitioners on how to take advantage of “the court’s new guidance giving advocates two uninterrupted minutes to speak before the justices jump in and start tearing their arguments apart.”
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman “looks at some of the key words [Chief Justice John] Roberts uses in Year End Reports,” as well as “at some of the top words in [Roberts’] opinions released in the month of June.”

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