Both Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News and Adam Liptak of The New York Times interviewed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who – among other things — rebuffed calls for her to resign to allow President Obama to appoint her successor, described the current Court as “one of the most activist . . . in history,”  and suggested that the upcoming Term “may be as big of a Term as last year.”  Other coverage of Liptak’s interview comes from Gene Fynes of The Washington Post and Adam Edelman of the New York Daily News.

At this blog, Lyle Denniston surveys some of the religion cases that either will or could be before the Court soon, including challenges to the constitutionality of legislative prayer, the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, and a decision by New Mexico’s highest court holding that a photography business violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when it declined to photograph a lesbian couple’s wedding-style ceremony.    

Michael Kirkland of UPI reports on the most recent chapter in the efforts by Judicial Watch to obtain photos documenting the death and burial of Osama bin Laden:  having lost in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the group has now filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review its case.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 26, 2013, 7:42 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/08/monday-round-up-184/