Weekly Roundup – June 27, 2014

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About the decisions

Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Aereo case from Prof. Ed Lee in this video

A unanimous Supreme Court holds that police need a warrant to search the cell phone of an arrestee. Prof. Godfrey explains in our video

The Supreme Court ruled to limit the president’s recess appointment power. Prof. Greenberg explores the ruling in our video

Interested in Lane v. Franks, the employee free speech case? Learn about it from Professor Sheldon Nahmod, who submitted an amicus brief to the case

Last week, the Court upheld a lower court’s decision against having public school graduation ceremonies in churches

What did this week’s complicated ruling on EPA emissions say? Environmental law professor Dan Tarlock explains [VIDEO]

The Justices ruled that a software version of an unoriginal idea is not patent-eligible

Employee whistleblowing is protected free speech, the Supreme Court ruled last week

The Court leaves intact a lower court ruling that does not allow New Jersey’s sports betting law

Learn more about the issues at stake in the Aereo decision from Prof. Edward Lee’s Inside the Case video

Learn more about the issues from this week’s cell phone search and seizure ruling in our Inside the Case video

What on earth is the recess appointments Supreme Court case about? Prof. Shapiro explained the issues for our Inside the Case video

Commentary on the Court

Our director, Professor Christopher Schmidt, writes on yesterday’s unusual concurrence from Justice Scalia

The Justices often voice concerns that the media plays up their split decisions when, in reality, they agree with each other much of the time. Adam Liptak tallied up the votes to see if that’s the case

Justice Ginsburg says to expect Hobby Lobby and Aereo to be among the last cases decided this month

Why has the Supreme Court avoided Second Amendment issues lately?

Justice Sotomayor recently spoke to her experiences joining the Court, income inequality, and her high school yearbook

Will the Court’s patent ruling in Alice hobble the trolls?

US high court bucks pro-business trend this term

Video: Laurence Tribe explains the John Roberts Court


Loughrin opinion

EPA opinion

Halliburton opinion

Dudenhoeffer opinion

Aereo opinion

Riley/Wurie opinion

NLRB v. Noel Canning opinion

McCullen v. Coakley opinion


U.S. Senate Press Gallery denied SCOTUSblog’s appeal to keep its press credential

SCOTUSblog’s response to the Senate Committee’s rejection of their press pass appeal

What’s it like to argue in the Supreme Court?

One year after Windsor, AG Holder reports on the work to extend federal benefits to same-sex couples

Open SCOTUS posts the financial disclosures of all nine Justices

Read Aereo’s CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia‚Äôs full statement

Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog gave Oyez a shoutout during this week’s liveblog

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