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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

“Pa. Senate alters redistricting bill to change judicial elections”: Liz Navratil, Gillian McGoldrick, and Jonathan Lai of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“NC Democrats and Republicans reveal who they want on Supreme Court and Appeals Court”: Anne Blythe of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Will the Supreme Court’s Understanding of the First Amendment Thwart Laws Aimed at Limiting Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections?” Richard L. Hasen has this post at “Just Security.”

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Religious Belief, Sincerely Held: Examining the narrow slicing of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and contemplating the role of faith in our laws.” Slate has posted online this new installment of its “Amicus” podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.

Posted at 8:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Sonia Sotomayor’s Dissent in the Big Voter-Purge Case Points to How the Law Might Still Be Struck Down”: Law professor Richard L. Hasen — author of the “Election Law Blog” — has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Also online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has jurisprudence essays titled “Supreme Court, in 5–4 Decision, Allows States to Purge Voters for Their Failure to Vote” and “The Supreme Court’s Decision Greenlighting Voter Purges Is a Big Win for the Trump Administration.” And Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay titled “Fraud Fiction Becomes Purge Reality: The Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute is the culmination of a decadeslong effort to disenfranchise minority and low-income voters.”

And online at The Atlantic, law professor Garrett Epps has an essay titled “The Supreme Court Blesses Voter Purges: A 5–4 decision gives the green light for states to use aggressive methods to remove voters from the rolls, a process that disproportionately affects minority communities.”

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman