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- Posting may be light today on account of the hurricane.
- In spite of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday as scheduled, but it shut its doors today, rescheduling oral arguments for Thursday, Nov. 1.
- Yesterday, the justices took action on several cases. They declined to review the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to strike the state’s proposed “personhood” amendment from the November ballot, but they agreed to hear an appeal by Texas death row inmate Carlos Trevino. The justices took no action on several closely watched challenges to the Voting Rights Act.
- The first of the Federalist papers were published 225 years ago this weekend. NPR talks with historian Jon Meacham about their relevance today.