Weekly Roundup – May 15, 2015

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On Monday, the Shakespeare Theatre Company held The Trial of Don Quixote, at which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Stephen Breyer presided.

Natalie Portman will star in a new biopic on the life of Justice Ginsburg, titled On the Basis of Sex.

A recent Associated Press-GfK poll finds that many Americans doubt that the Supreme Court can rule impartially on Obamacare. However, the implications of those results may be slightly compromised by the Pew Research Center’s most recent knowledge quiz, which finds that the public has a dim awareness of the makeup and role of the Supreme Court—in fact, only 33% of respondents knew that there are three women on the Court!

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton told her fundraisers that her nominees to the Supreme Court—if she were to be elected president—would have to share her belief that the Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United (2010) must be overturned.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has raised a lot of eyebrows with his decision to sidestep an Illinois statute and not collect “fair share” fees from public employees. He’s now raised a few more by justifying himself through the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn (2014)—in which five justices questioned such fees.

Forbes lists the major decisions the Court has yet to issue this Term.


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