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Monday, March 4, 2019

“Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Church Repairs Using Tax Money”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Kavanaugh questions restrictions on churches using preservation grants.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “Supreme Court refuses to hear church requests for historic preservation funds.”

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court turns down case about NJ ban on historic preservation funds for houses of worship; Kavanaugh says issue has to be resolved by the court ‘at some point.’

Jonathan D. Salant of NJ Advance Media reports that “Tax dollars can’t be used to fix up old churches after U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t get involved in N.J. case.”

Pete Williams of NBC News reports that “Supreme Court won’t take New Jersey church case; Three of the court’s conservatives said the broader issue of whether states could deny historic preservation funds to churches must be addressed in some future case.”

Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press reports that “High court declines New Jersey preservation grants case.”

Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that “U.S. high court turns away religious rights case over church grants.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Kavanaugh Criticizes ‘Pure Discrimination’ Against Churches.”

Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that “Justice Brett Kavanaugh signals court should take up religious liberty case in the future.”

Carolyn Salazar of Fox News reports that “Kavanaugh slams ‘pure discrimination’ against churches as court declines to hear religious liberty case.”

And Lydia Wheeler of The Hill reports that “Supreme Court refuses to hear church fight for historic preservation funds.”

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“Alsup to 9th Circuit: My only goal is to be sure class settlements are fair.” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

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“New ‘dark money’ group led by Trump judicial adviser tied to network promoting his court picks”: Anna Massoglia and Andrew Perez recently had this report online at OpenSecrets.

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“The Temptation of John Roberts: America needs a court in its proper place, and Justice Roberts should remember a fundamental truth — the chief’s institution needs the chief’s originalism.” David French has this essay online at National Review.

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“Precedent, Meet Clarence Thomas. You May Not Get Along.” Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

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“Gideon Who? The Conservative War on Your Right to Counsel; Here come Justices Thomas and Gorsuch to drag us back a century.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online at the Brennan Center for Justice.

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“Eric Holder to stump for Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer”: Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.

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“Supreme Court lets stand $4-million verdict against L.A. County deputies in shooting”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

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Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases.

1. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc., No. 17-1625. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in BNSF R. Co. v. Loos, No. in 17-1042. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v., No. 17-571. You can access the oral argument via this link.

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“Judge Joseph Bianco — Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit”: Jess Pezley has this post at “The Vetting Room” blog.

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“The Maestro”: Last Tuesday, the fifth installment of the “Over My Dead Body” podcast focusing on the murder of law professor Dan Markel was posted online, and you can access it via this link.

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“Ep. 3: Make Us Serve.” Last Friday, while I was away on a week-long vacation in sunny Florida, “The Ginsburg Tapes with Lauren Moxley” podcast posted its newest episode online at this link.

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Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in one new case.

And in Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders v. Freedom from Religion Foundation, No. 18–364, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh issued a statement, in which Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch joined, respecting the denial of certiorari.

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