At CNN, Ariane de Vogue reports that “[t]he Supreme Court has closed its doors to the public until “further notice” as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic ripples across the country, raising questions about how the justices will handle the next set of oral arguments scheduled to begin March 23.” This blog’s publisher Tom Goldstein considers the court’s options, writing that “past practice and the nature of the virus suggest that the justices should issue an order deferring the March oral argument calendar and see how circumstances develop.”


  • At NJOnlineGambling, John Brennan notes that “[t]he six-year legal battle over sports betting between New Jersey and five major sports organizations” now has a sequel: a request that the Supreme Court weigh in on “the two-year-old effort by New Jersey’s thoroughbred horsemen to collect up to $150 million in damages due to a four-year delay in Monmouth Park’s ability to conduct such sports betting.”
  • In the latest episode of Bloomberg Law’s Cases and Controversies podcast, Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin discuss two cases scheduled for argument later this month “over whether Congressional committees and Manhattan prosecutors can get their hands on the president’s financial records—including his tax returns.”
  • The latest episode of the Heritage Foundation’s SCOTUS 101 podcast offers “the George W. Bush Presidential Library’s interview with Justice Neil Gorsuch.”
  • At Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost maintains that the Supreme Court’s order last week reviving the government’s “remain in Mexico” immigration policy “illustrates, yet again, that when the Trump administration says jump, the Roberts Court is quite willing to answer, ‘How high?'”

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