Monday round-up

Monday round-up

Gun Rights

Briefly: At CNN , Ariane de Vogue looks at “the key remaining opinions” that the justices will release in the next few weeks. For the ABA Journal , Mark Walsh reports that although “the justices have succeeded in keeping their merits docket relatively low-key this term,” “the court is not always in complete control of the cases that come before it[:] The so-called shadow docket, involving emergency applications and other matters outside the merits docket, requires the justices’ attention on a frequent basis and in sometimes unpredictable ways.” At Politico Magazine , Todd Tucker writes that Gundy v. United States , in which the justices will decide whether a provision of the federal sex-offender act violates the nondelegation doctrine, is “part of a campaign to use the courts in service of a libertarian rollback of the administrative state.” For Capitol Media Services (via Tucson.com ), Howard Schwartz reports that the court last week “rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that critics say places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children.” In the second of two-part piece at Balkinization , Simon Lazarus explains “why [it] matters” that “Chief Justice Roberts’ 2012 decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, to uphold the ACA ‘individual mandate’ as a tax, was motivated by ideological and/or legal convictions, rather than by ‘institutional,’ i.e., political, considerations that moved him to subordinate such convictions.” At The Federalist , Cory Wisniewski urges the court to decide New York […]

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