Tuesday round-up
By: James Romoser
on September 1, 2020 at 1:05 pm
Publication: SCOTUSblog

Tuesday round-up


  • In The Economist, Steven Mazie reports on the Supreme Court’s role in shaping the outcome of the 2020 election, which is already seeing a record number of voting-related lawsuits. “Many of this year’s voting quarrels are bound to end up at the Supreme Court, where the conservative majority has shown little interest in expanding voter participation,” Mazie writes.
  • At the Brennan Center, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy examines how political donations in state attorney general elections may be influencing some of the Republican attorneys general who are suing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, which the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear in November.
  • The Associated Press reports that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at an outdoor wedding of a family friend on Sunday. A tweet from the bride with a photo of Ginsburg at the wedding “brought the first sighting” of Ginsburg — who announced in July a recurrence of cancer — in months, the AP reports.
  • In an article and video blog post for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Heather Cameron examines the Supreme Court’s “arbitration docket,” with an analysis of a recent arbitration-related decision handed down in June — GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokumpu Stainless USA — and a preview of another pending arbitration case scheduled for the 2020-21 term.

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