Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed to the Supreme Court last week, will participate in her first oral arguments on Monday, as the court returns to the virtual bench for its November argument session. The justices will hear argument — by telephone, of course — in two cases involving relatively technical questions of statutory interpretation: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services v. Sierra Club, which is about the scope of an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (read our preview here) and Salinas v. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, which is about disability benefits for railroad workers (read our preview here). Before arguments begin at 10 a.m. EDT, the court will release orders from its Friday conference at 9:30 a.m.
Here’s a round-up of other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:
- Barrett to join Supreme Court arguments for the first time (Jessica Gresko, Associated Press)
- SCOTUS considers whether religious freedom also means freedom to discriminate (Erwin Chemerinsky, ABA Journal)
- More conservative Supreme Court faces major dispute pitting religious freedom against LGBTQ rights (Richard Wolf, USA Today)
- Correcting Scalia’s Biggest Mistake (James Phillips, Newsweek)
- Court Poised to Decide Presidential Election? (Kenneth Jost, Jost on Justice)
- Race Masked in Colorblind Administrative Procedures (Ming Hsu Chen, The Regulatory Review)
- Protect Religion’s Place in the Public Square (Ismail Royer, Real Clear Religion)
- Preview of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services v. Sierra Club (Mariam Morshedi, Subscript Law)
- Preview of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services v. Sierra Club (Tanmayi Sharma & Anna Whistler, Cornell Legal Information Institute)
- Preview of Salinas v. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (Ryan Schelwat & Zev Chabus, Cornell Legal Information Institute)
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