Friday round-up


  • Joan Biskupic reports at CNN that “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer surgery and ongoing recuperation have cast an atmosphere of uncertainty over the Supreme Court at a critical time for its future and as the legal fate of several controversial White House policies hang in the balance.”
  • At the Goldwater Institute’s In Defense of Liberty blog, Jacob Huebert urges the justices to hear a challenge to an Illinois campaign-finance law and to “and make clear that governments cannot use contribution limits to tilt the political playing field in anyone’s favor.”
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman “takes [a] cut at measuring cases that generated the most interest so far this term, much like a snapshot of the current Supreme Court landscape.”
  • In an episode of the Heritage Foundation’s SCOTUS 101 podcast, “John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about RBG’s absence and Kavanaugh’s first SCOTUS opinion.”
  • At The National Law Review, Jennifer Theis and Howard Michael look at Iancu v. Brunetti, in which the court will consider a First Amendment challenge to the ban on registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks.

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