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- The Supreme Court appears poised to roll back human rights law in a case involving a foreign oil corporation that was complicit in torture. Although it is not yet clear how far the roll-back will go.
- Meanwhile, a record number of justices attended the annual “red mass,” a Catholic mass that coincides with the beginning of the new Supreme Court term.
- The justices turned down an attempt by conservative groups to undermine Iowa’s merit selection process for judges.
- Garrett Epps argues that Justice Alito may emerge as the new conservative intellectual force on the Supreme Court, as Scalia begins to wane.
- And, finally, Slate publishes some amazing, and rare, pictures taking during Supreme Court oral arguments in the 1930s: