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A Scalia argument, then a yacht excursion

It’s the second week of the new term, with two otherwise garden-variety cases set for argument on Tuesday, but with each having some noteworthy highlights. Meanwhile, this is the third week of the new season of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s favorite TV

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The morning read for Wednesday, October 11

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Here’s the Wednesday morning read: Supreme Court weighs South Carolina racial gerrymandering dispute (Lawrence Hurley, NBC News) US

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This week’s relists: preemption of consumer protection laws, bankruptcy claims, COVID mandates and . . . Chevron deference again?

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. After the big October 6 conference (239 petitions and applications pending), this Friday w

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Justices question finding that S.C. district was unconstitutional racial gerrymander

The Supreme Court on Wednesday was skeptical of a lower court’s decision that a congressional district on the South Carolina coast was an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. After over two hours of oral argument, a majority of the court seemed inclined t

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