Monday round-up


  • In The Washington Post, Robert Barnes invites readers to “reflect on the fact that — once again — folks had to sleep on the sidewalk for days to see or hear the Supreme Court at work,” waiting for up to four days to gain access to the oral argument earlier this month in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission; he notes that “[t]his is becoming the norm when the court takes up big issues — gay rights, gun control, abortion, affirmative action.”
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman uses text analysis of the argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop as he “attempts to discern (at least speculative) case outcome(s) from what the justices said.”
  • At the Associated Press, Jessica Gresko reports that “a new book on the Supreme Court’s food traditions. ‘Table for 9: Supreme Court Food Traditions & Recipes,’ out this month, is part history book, part cookbook,” and “includes more than three dozen recipes associated with justices and their families.”
  • After “examin[ing] the demographics of nearly 500 Supreme Court clerks hired since 2005 and spott[ing] some trends,” Karen Sloan provides a “roadmap for the journey from law school to the nation’s highest court” at (subscription or registration required).

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