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With the high court now on its summer break, we take a peek at next term, when another Hogan Lovells associate will be at the justices’ lectern. And we look back at an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas that suggests a podcast may have influenced the court’s recent death penalty decision, Flowers v. Mississippi. Plus: the summer break might not be much of a break, as the Justice Department is expected to take Trump-related decisions to the court. Feedback and tips are welcome: Thanks for reading! Contact us at [email protected] and [email protected], and follow us on Twitter at @Tonymauro and @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 [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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