Weekly Roundup—April 15, 2016

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Confirmation, HBO’s new movie on the controversy surrounding Justice Thomas’ appointment to the Supreme Court, airs tomorrow. Back in 1991, Nina Totenberg broke the story of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment accusations on NPR. She joined NPR’s politics podcast to recount her experience. Check out the New York Times review of the movie here.

On Tuesday, supplemental briefs were filed on behalf of both parties in the Zubik v. Burwell case. The Court heard arguments in the case involving contraceptive-coverage and religious liberty last month, but, in an unusual move, the justices then requested more information from the parties. Scotusblog examines this unusual request here.

What’s the latest on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland? “Republican senators meeting with Judge Merrick B. Garland seem to take quite a long time to simply say ‘no.’” The Washington Post explains more about Garland’s Capitol Hill introductions this past week. Meanwhile, the ABA moves on with its evaluation of the nominee, conducting interviews with colleagues, lawyers who have argued before him, and the nominee himself, reports Tony Mauro.

And looking ahead to next week’s big case, previews on United States v. Texas, the challenge to President Obama’s immigration order, which the Court will hear on Monday, can be found at CNN, Bloomberg, and SCOTUSBlog. Reuters and HuffPost each have stories about those who would be most affected by the Court’s ruling in the case.

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