Weekly Roundup - December 11, 2013

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Current Cases

Justices apparently think military base protester's case isn't about free speech - articles by Robert Barnes and Adam Liptak

It's a gamble - the Supreme Court heard arguments this week about states' ability to sue Indian tribes who own casinos

What kind of restitution can child pornography victims receive? The Supreme Court will consider next month

The Court has agreed to consider what patents can be placed on software

The Supreme Court rejects a last-ditch effort to block American Airlines/US Airways merger

In a post-9/11 world, can an airline reporting security concerns constitute defamation of character? The Supreme Court heard argument on the issue this week

High Court weighs air safety vs. pilot's reputation, by Adam Liptak

Lyle Denniston previews Tuesday's oral argument in the EPA cases

Will the Supreme Court stop the EPA from fighting pollution state by state?

The Supreme Court heard an environmental law case that could determine the scope of the EPA's authority

Mitch McConnell's nomination fight heads to Supreme Court

Supreme Court extends labor board argument, gives Republicans time

Supreme Court dismisses Unite Here v. Mulhall as improvidently granted

About the Court

Jeffrey Toobin argues that the Court has contempt for Congress

The Supreme Court's docket is shrinking this Term

Life as a Supreme Bystander

Lyle Denniston considers whether politics should play a role in justices' decisions to retire

Beyond the Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will now live-stream many oral arguments, unlike the Supreme Court

Gideon v. Wainwright, 50 Years Later, Did Clarence Gideon Write His Appeal?

Good news, everyone! A Futurama writer has been creating miniature SCOTUS Justices

PBS NewsHour's tribute to Nelson Mandela is a moving telling of his life story