Yesterday, the challengers in, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, asked the justices to dismiss the case, arguing that a district court decision earlier this week that barred the government from adding the question has rendered the Supreme Court case moot. Amy Howe has ’s coverage, which first appeared at . Additional coverage comes from Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung at .
’s analysis of Wednesday’s reargument in , which asks whether the court should reconsider a precedent that requires property owners to exhaust state remedies before bringing federal takings claims under the Constitution, comes from Miriam Siefter. Ilya Somin unpacks the argument at Reason’s blog, concluding that “a wide range of outcomes are still possible, and it is by no means clear which side [Justice Brett] Kavanaugh will ultimately come down on.”
- At , Pamela King reports that “[l]egal fights over the expansion of natural gas pipelines across the East Coast are starting to make their way to the Supreme Court”; she highlights “three petitions that have reached the country’s most powerful bench” and notes that “[m]ore are expected.”
- Tony Mauro reports at (subscription or registration required) that “[t]wo decisions on arbitration by the two newest U.S. Supreme Court justices handed down within a week of each other recently have given legal writing expert Ross Guberman a fresh chance to compare the writing skills of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. His verdict: ‘a wash.’”
- At , Adam Feldman analyzes recent instances in which a liberal Supreme Court justice has been replaced by a much more conservative successor.
- In the latest episode of the Heritage Foundation’s podcast, “Jason Snead joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about the snurlough (snow day + furlough), the return of #GorsuchStyle, and creative ideas for funding SCOTUS during the government shutdown.”
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