* It’s baaack: partisan gerrymandering returns to the Supreme Court docket — and within the view of veteran SCOTUS watcher Amy Howe, it’s unlikely that the justices will duck the deserves this time round. [SCOTUSblog]
* Article III standing and the Saved Communications Act: Orin Kerr argues that it ought to be seen by means of the lens of property quite than privateness. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]
* Carrie Severino calls out Senate Democrats for his or her persistent — and in her view, unjustified — questioning of judicial nominees about their non secular views and affiliations. [Bench Memos / National Review]
* Joel Cohen identifies an attention-grabbing situation: ought to a defendant prejudiced by authorities misconduct in a case obtain a break at sentencing? [Law & Crime]
* Listed below are some highlights from Chief Justice John Roberts’s year-end report on the federal judiciary, courtesy of Howard Wasserman. [PrawfsBlawg]
* The brand new yr is a time of beginnings — and endings. Concurring Opinions, you’ll be missed. [Concurring Opinions]
David Lat is editor at massive and founding editor of Above the Legislation, in addition to the creator of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He beforehand labored as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation affiliate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a legislation clerk to Choose Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You may join with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you’ll attain him by e mail at [email protected].