on Oct 14, 2020 at 8:00 am
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett spent all day on Tuesday taking questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee — and her would-be colleagues on the court had a very busy day of their own. The justices announced that they will hear a trio of consolidated cases asking them to decide whether, under the Constitution, administrative patent judges must be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. They also granted an emergency request allowing the Department of Commerce to stop the census count earlier than previously planned. President Donald Trump returned to the court in the latest episode in his effort to prevent disclosure of his financial records. And amid all of that activity, the court heard oral arguments in United States v. Briggs and City of Chicago v. Fulton.
Other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:
- The art of the dodge: Amy Coney Barrett’s 11 hours in the Senate hot seat (Joan Biskupic, CNN)
- 5 takeaways from Day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)
- The next big case on LGBTQ rights is already before the Supreme Court (James Esseks, The Washington Post)
- Amy Coney Barrett Explained Why She Doesn’t Care About Preexisting Conditions (Jeremy Stahl, Slate)
- Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial philosophy – here’s what skeptical Democrats are missing (Curt Levey, Fox News)
- The Abortion Opportunity for Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings (John Yoo & James Phillips, Newsweek)
- You Shouldn’t Get Sued for Petitioning the Government (Ilya Shapiro & Michael Collins, Cato at Liberty)
- The Eighth Amendment and Statutes of Limitations (Kent Scheidegger, Crime & Consequences)
- Infographic on Torres v. Madrid (Abdel-Rahman Hamed, Subscript Law)
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