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In this Thursday edition of Edith Roberts’ Round-Up, she describes a number of recent articles that have been published in various publications including Vox, The ABA Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This post features articles pertaining to a broad range of hot topics including an upcoming landmark abortion case, the execution of a convicted murderer, and arguments against “conservative partisan originalism.” Also discussed in this piece are matters relating to the ownership of a Picasso painting that had been sold by a Jewish man fleeing Nazi Germany and the inclusion of religious schools in voucher programs. Included below is an excerpt of this post



  • At the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Joshua Sharpe and Bill Rankin report that “Georgia … executed Donnie Lance for the 1997 murders of his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Jackson County” last night, after “[t]he U.S. Supreme Court denied Lance’s final appeals at roughly 8:15 p.m., clearing the way for his execution.”
  • At Barron’s, Beckie Strum reports that “[t]he estate of a German Jew that claims to be the rightful owner of Picasso’s painting The Actor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City must return the artwork, which the former owner sold while fleeing Nazi Germany persecution.”
  • At The American Prospect, Mark Joseph Stern reviews two books that “urge us to reject conservatives’ partisan originalism and fight for a return to [Chief Justice Earl] Warren’s equality-based Constitution.”


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