by Jim Thompson
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Friday released a report examining Chief Judge Merrick Garland’s record in civil rights cases and urging the Senate to hold a hearing for the Supreme Court nominee. Lydia Wheeler provides commentary on the report in The Hill.
In The Atlantic, Richard L. Hasen considers whether the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act, a measure that prohibits political parties from raising unlimited funds in the form of soft money.
According to an analysis by lawyers at the University of California, Los Angeles Law School, North Carolina could lose as much as $4.8 billion in federal funding if the state does not pull back from implementing its discriminatory law on public bathroom access for transgender individuals, reports Julia Harte at Reuters.