Weekly Roundup – October 16, 2013

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This Term

Oral argument audio with transcripts for all of last week’s cases, including McCutcheon, is available on Oyez

ISCOTUS Director Carolyn Shapiro took part in an intelligent panel discussion on the new Supreme Court Term on Chicago Tonight

Supreme Court to hear challenges to property seizures before trials

This week’s orders list

Court to rule on greenhouse gasses

The federal shutdown is bad enough – but an upcoming case at the Supreme Court might intensify the gridlock

Faculty OT 2013 Preview

We’re putting together our Deep Dive on Town of Greece v. Galloway. Teachers, what do you want to see included? Tweet us your input

The Supreme Court decided to hear several cases about greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the central question these cases ask

Feds Demand Supreme Court Thwart Challenge to NSA Phone Spying

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to E.P.A. Rules on Gas Emissions

Supreme Court Is Skeptical of Case Against Daimler

Learn more about Kansas v. Cheever, argued today at the Court

Petitions to watch at Friday’s conference


How is this Term’s affirmative action case different from last Term’s? Professor Harpalani has the answers about Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Argument preview: Race’s role on campus, in society in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Kenneth Jost discusses the “rights-protecting” precedent at risk at Court in Schuette

A ‘Wonderland’ moment for the court in Schuette

The Supreme Court heard Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action on Tuesday.Why are two groups separately arguing in defense of affirmative action

In U.S. top court race case, John Roberts is chief phrasemaker

PBS NewsHour discussed whether the Michigan amendment prohibiting affirmative action violates equal protection

About the Court

It may be the Kennedy Court for now, but one prediction says the Supreme Court will soon belong to Kagan

Justice Breyer will write on Marcel Proust in the New York Review’s 50th anniversary issue

Justice Kennedy provides an inside look at the Justices’ decision process – and his feelings on often being the deciding vote

Justices Ginsburg and Scalia both complain about the Court’s judicial activism – but some researchers argue otherwise