Listen to New Books in Political Science Podcast, with Me Talking to Heath Brown About My Scalia book

Funny, rude & innovative, Antonin Scalia was a disrupter on the court. @rickhasen's THE JUSTICE OF CONTRADICTIONS (@yalepress) wrestles w/Scalia’s favored ways of interpreting the law, textualism & originalism. He joins @heathbrown for this #podcast. https://t.co/gzK2tSsWLo pic.twitter.com/4xR3QEHUNS — NB Political … Continue reading

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Parties in in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case Spar Over Whether U.S. Supreme Court Should Hear Case or Remand the Case Following Gill

The Court had the case on its conference docket for today, but it is possible these supplemental briefs will further delay disposition of the case. Jun 19 2018 Second supplemental brief of appellees Common Cause, et al. filed. (Distributed) Main … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: “Democrats seek to bring redistricting case back to Supreme Court before 2020 elections”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin Republicans are claiming victory with Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to send a lawsuit over the state’s legislative boundaries back to a lower court without addressing whether the map is constitutionally drawn. But Democrats say the ruling doesn’t put … Continue reading

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My First Post at Just Security: “Will the Supreme Court’s Understanding of the First Amendment Thwart Laws Aimed at Limiting Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections?”

I have written this post for Just Security, which is the second in their series on potential legal gaps exposed by events related to the 2016 election. It begins: By now everyone is familiar with attempts by the Russian government and others … Continue reading

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Judge Tymkovich, in Concurrence to Denial of En Banc Rehearing in Utah Political Party Case, Calls on SCOTUS to Revisit Political Party Regulation

Tenth Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich, who regularly teaches election law (and has used our casebook), wrote this interesting statement today concurring in the denial of rehearing en banc in the Utah Republican Party case: I concur in the court’s … Continue reading

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Masterpiece’s Surprising Possible Implications for Partisan Gerrymandering Claims: Bad Intent and Silent Actors

Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop today is essentially a punt, requiring that body adjudicating claim of religious freedom against an anti-discrimination claim cannot have animus toward sincere religious beliefs. It decides nothing else. The Battle between Justices Kagan … Continue reading

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