Briefly:

  • The Philadelphia InquirerPhiladelphia Daily News, and Associated Press have further coverage of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral argument earlier this week on the question whether the Court’s recent decision in Miller v. Alabama, holding that the Eighth Amendment prohibits mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile homicide offenders, applies retroactively. Cormac featured other coverage in his round-up yesterday.
  • This blog continues its symposium on the Voting Rights Act with posts by Hans von SpakovskyAdam Cox and Thomas Miles, and Guy-Uriel Charles.
  • This blog’s symposium on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin features a response by Roger Clegg to an earlier post by Inimai Chettiar.
  • On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed new, limited legislation to replace the Stolen Valor Act, which the Court struck down this past Term in United States v. Alvarez as a violation of the First Amendment. Bloomberg and CBS News have coverage of the new legislation.
  • Over at Verdict, Vikram Amar previews Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, scheduled for oral argument in October, in which the Court will consider whether recurrent flooding caused by government conduct constitutes a taking under the Takings Clause, such that compensation is required.
  • At On Brief, Ryan Koopmans discusses the three Iowa-based cases that the Court will consider at its September 24 Conference and handicaps the likelihood that the Court will grant cert.
  • Lyle profiles the several same-sex marriage cases currently before or on their way to the Court in a “Made simple” post for this blog.
  • This week’s Moyers & Company will feature a discussion by Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin of what they term “The One-Percent Court.”
  • Rick Hasen and Bradley Smith discussed the Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC at Northern Illinois University (video), as part of its Presidential Speaker Series.
  • On October 17, the State and Local Legal Center will conduct a Webinar previewing the cases from the upcoming Term that are related to state and local government issues. Registration is available here.

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Recommended Citation: Rachel Sachs, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 14, 2012, 9:20 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/09/friday-round-up-143/