Online at The New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall has an essay
that begins, "The Supreme Court's ruling earlier this spring in McCutcheon v F.E.C., which increased the amount of money donors can contribute to political campaigns for federal office, has added new fuel to an 80-year-old debate between those who contend that the Supreme Court decides cases on the basis of abstract principles of law and those who argue that judicial rulings are based primarily on political and economic considerations."
"Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits":
Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post has this article
reporting on "a new survey
by the Democratic-aligned firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner."
"Mobile couple becomes latest to challenge same-sex marriage ban; adoption is focus":
The Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register has this news update
And The Associated Press reports that "Alabama women sue to get marriage recognized."
"Federal appeals court stays ruling halting Doe probe into Walker recall":
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update
reporting on an order
that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court delays Wisconsin governor's big win."
At his "Election Law Blog," Rick Hasen discusses the development in a post titled "7th Circuit Issues Stay in Wisconsin John Doe Case,"
"If Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires, How Would the Court Shift?"
Linda Killian has this post
today at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog.
"After Oklahoma's botched execution, here comes the cover-up; There is nothing independent about this 'independent investigation'":
Andrew Cohen has this essay
online today at The Week.
And in today's news, The Tulsa World reports that "Lawyers for executed Oklahoma inmate say a second autopsy will be conducted; Lawyers for an executed inmate say a private doctor will do the examination."
The Associated Press has a report headlined "Lawsuit: Controversy should delay Texas execution."
And The Washington Post reports that "States should use a single drug for executions, criminal justice experts say."
"High-stakes business cases take center stage at U.S. high court":
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report
"Supreme Court Favorability Rebounds; Continuing Partisan Divide in Views of Court's Ideology":
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press issued this news release
yesterday on its latest U.S. Supreme Court
-related survey results
In related news coverage, Adam Serwer of msnbc.com reports that "Conservative Supreme Court seen favorably by . . . Democrats?"