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The morning read for Monday, Jan. 24

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Monday morning read: Major questions fro

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Court will hear challenges to affirmative action at Harvard and University of North Carolina

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider the role of race in college admissions. In a brief order, the justices agreed to take up two cases asking them to overrule their landmark 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, holding that the University o

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Justices take up cases on power of district courts and regulation of wetlands

The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued orders from the justices’ private conference on Friday, Jan. 21. In addition to taking up the issue of race in college admissions (covered here), the justices added two other cases to their docket for next term.

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Squabbles over masks and shadow-docket tasks

Amy Howe and Katie Barlow review a busy Supreme Court week, including a new cert grant in a religious-freedom case, the latest action on the shadow docket, and “maskgate.” SCOTUStalk is launching a new Q&A feature. Send us your questions about the jus

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