Tuesday round-up

Coverage of recent remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in interviews with the Associated Press and The New York Times – in which, among other things, Ginsburg discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – comes from Aaron Blake at The Washington Post (who has another story with Robert Barnes) and Tara Golshan of Vox; commentary comes from Roger Clegg, Matthew Franck, and Ed Whelan (here and here) at Bench Memos and from Paul Horwitz at PrawfsBlawg.

Coverage related to the Court’s decision striking down two provisions of a Texas abortion law comes from Erik Eckholm of The New York Times; commentary comes from Jessie Hill at PrawfsBlawg, who considers the “future strategy of anti-abortion activists.”

Briefly:

  • In a series at RegBlog, Allison Hoffman looks at the Court’s ruling in Zubik v. Burwell, the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate and the accommodation offered by the Obama administration; she suggests that “the Court’s hope for compromise might go unanswered. The reply supplemental briefs by the petitioners and the government sounded more like battle hymns than kumbaya.”
  • At Medium, the We Need Nine Campaign interviewed Vice President Joe Biden about the the Supreme Court vacancy and the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to fill the slot.
  • At Empirical SCOTUS, Adam Feldman looks at the relationship between the language in briefs and the language that the Court uses in its opinions in a case.
  • Jason Leopold of Vice reports that Justice Elena Kagan “and at least one other Supreme Court justice do use email, which means they may not be as technologically challenged as [Kagan] had suggested.”

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