by Jim Thompson
In The Tennessean, Shanna Singh Hughey, a member of the ACS Nashville Lawyer Chapter Executive Board, slams attempts to turn Senate obstruction of Supreme Court nominees into the “new normal.”
Leaders of the Kentucky NAACP and other civil rights groups slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for vowing to obstruct any Supreme Court nominee, saying that upcoming voting rights and redistricting cases require a full Supreme Court, reports Chris Kenning at the Courier Journal.
In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court will “reaffirm a woman's right to choose or subject the abortion right to a death by a thousand cuts,” writes the Constitutional Accountability Center’s David H. Gans at The New Republic. Julie Rovner at NPR dissects the chain of events that paved the way for this high-profile lawsuit.
In The Morning Call, Brianne J. Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center provides commentary on Williams v. Pennsylvania, arguing that the defendant’s constitutional rights were violated by a judge’s clear conflict of interest.