on Sep 15, 2020 at 8:53 am
- At the Freedom Forum, Tony Mauro examines some of the steps the Supreme Court has taken in recent years to make the court’s work more transparent (such as an electronic filing system and live audio of oral arguments during the pandemic) and offers a wish list of improvements that would further improve transparency (such as an ethics code, cameras in the courtroom and better disclosures about the justices’ financial and health information).
- In The Hill newspaper, Harper Neidig writes that President Donald Trump’s release of 20 new potential Supreme Court nominees last week “included a mix of controversial names and conservative favorites, but his decision to leave off one particular judge” — Neomi Rao of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — “was just as notable as any of the potential nominees.”
- In the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Daniel Cotter writes that the Supreme Court “continues to operate on its ‘shadow docket’ more than ever in the Trump administration,” including a pending case involving access to a drug used to induce medical abortions.
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