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Lisa Blatt called Justice Kagan “fundamentally wrong” in a case recently argued at the Supreme Court. Image source: Transcript.

As 2019 draws to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most-read stories about the U.S. Supreme Court this year. There were, of course, many cases and issues that grabbed headlines—justices warring over precedent and the death penalty, the Trump administration’s failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and new questions about libel law. But there were also significant developments about the court itself, including clerk-hiring trends, new rules for arguments and briefs, and lingering questions about the dearth of female advocates. The court lost one of its own this year, Justice John Paul Stevens, who was remembered as the “best boss” after his death in July at 99. Here’s a look at some of the most-read Supreme Court reports of 2019.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at mcoyle@alm.com. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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