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Friday, June 21, 2019

“‘Most of Government Is Unconstitutional’: Did the Supreme Court just suggest that it is prepared to agree with that statement?” Law professor Nicholas Bagley will have this essay in the Sunday Review section of this upcoming Sunday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Property Rights Case, Justices Sharply Debate Power of Precedent”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court’s liberals and conservatives clash again over retaining precedent.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court bolsters rights for developers and property owners in California and elsewhere.”

Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal report that “Supreme Court Sides With Property Owners in Local Land-Use Case; In 5-4 decision, high court eases property owners’ ability to challenge local regulations in federal court.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined “Conservative victory: Supreme Court gives property owners fast track to challenge government takings.”

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court overturns decades of precedent in property case; Liberals question what case is next to go.”

Jason Nark of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “N.E. Pennsylvania woman wins U.S. Supreme Court case to keep grave seekers off her land.”

Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press has an article headlined “Justices: Landowner can take property case to federal court.”

Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that “Conservative U.S. justices draw criticism by overruling precedent again.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Supreme Court Overturns Precedent, Backs Property-Rights Suits.”

Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that “Elena Kagan becomes latest liberal justice to sound alarm on precedent.”

Brooke Singman of Fox News reports that “Supreme Court sides with property owners in fight over cemetery mandate.”

Jacqueline Thomsen of The Hill reports that “Conservative Supreme Court justices reverse precedent on property rights cases.”

And Ellen M. Gilmer of Greenwire reports that “Justices overturn precedent in win for landowners.”

Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Strict Scrutiny: A podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. Hosted by Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, Jaime Santos, and Kate Shaw.” This new podcast launched today, produced by Melody Rowell who formerly produced the “First Mondays” podcast.

You can access the first episode via this link.

Posted at 1:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court wrongly blesses a religious symbol on public property”: This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Thomas just handed down an opinion that would make it legal to kick black people off juries”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Where’s the Supreme Court’s Census Decision?” Ed Kilgore has this post at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman

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

1. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh delivered the opinion of the Court in Flowers v. Mississippi, No. 17-9572. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined in part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in North Carolina Dept. of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, No. 18-457. And Justice Alito issued a concurring opinion, in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Gorsuch joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court in Rehaif v. United States, No. 17-9560. And Justice Alito issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

4. And Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court in Knick v. Township of Scott, No. 17-647. Justice Thomas issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Elena Kagan issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor joined. This case was argued and reargued this term, and you can access the oral arguments here and here.

Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Religious Monuments Are Fine Now — If They’re Old; The Supreme Court’s Peace Cross decision is very messy”: Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 8:32 AM by Howard Bashman