by Jim Thompson
In The Huffington Post, Geoffrey Stone, a former ACS Board member and current co-faculty advisor to the University of Chicago Law School Student Chapter, warns against the legal and political ramifications of Senate obstructionism over Justice Scalia’s Supreme Court replacement.
Many states have voted on legislation that would regulate transgender people’s use of sex-segregated spaces, and one South Dakota bill, if signed into law, would set a discriminatory national precedent, writes Alia Wong In The Atlantic.
Ahead of Wednesday’s oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Lyle Denniston previews the case for SCOTUSblog.
In 2013, Russell Maroon Shoatz filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, arguing that his prolonged placement in solitary confinement deprived him of basic human rights. A decision in favor of Shoatz would mark the first ruling that solitary confinement imposed for excessive duration constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, reports Victoria Law at The Nation.