Weekly Roundup – January 9, 2015

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Will an upcoming Supreme Court case lead to massive disruptions for Obamacare?

Persuasive authority? A 1996 law review article on the First Amendment by then-law professor Elena Kagan gets star billing in four of the briefs in the upcoming Supreme Court case, Reed v. Town of Gilbert.

Can the government legally access cell phone tower data in order to determine an individual’s location? A circuit split may mean that the issue is headed to the High Court soon.

The controversial laws regulating Texas abortion clinics came before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday. If the 5th Circuit upholds the Texas laws, the case will most likely be appealed to the Supreme Court.

ISCOTUS director Chris Schmidt reviews Chief Justice Roberts’ year-end report on the federal judiciary, in which the Chief Justice advocated for a slow, measured approach to questions of technology at the Supreme Court.

Even if it passes, a new House bill that would overturn the ban on cameras in federal courts is unlikely to bring cameras to the Supreme Court.

Today, the Justices hold a private conference to determine whether or not they will rejoin the national debate on same-sex marriage.

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