Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck )

Steve Vladeck

Bio @KSVesq’s husband; Maddies, Sydneys, and @RoxannaThePugs dad; @UTexasLaw professor; @NSLpodcast co-host; @CNN #SCOTUS nerd. #LGM
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Twitter Web App : To close the loop, I solved the mystery by having the good sense to ask ... the generous and careful colleague who wrote it.

Thanks, Ross Davies for reminding me about your incredibly helpful 2006 Mɪɴɴ. L. Rᴇᴠ. article:

papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…

iPhone : Just a reminder that the President openly admitted today that he’s trying to starve the Post Office *in order to* make it harder for registered voters to cast lawful ballots—and easier for him to dispute the integrity of the election.

We have scandal fatigue, but this is insane. twitter.com/abbydphillip/s…

iPhone : John Q A Julian Davis Mortenson It wasn’t always like that, hence my tweet earlier today about the five “Special Terms” that the Court held between 1942 and 1972. They used to actually adjourn. And I vaguely recall an article about an even weirder practice before the Civil War.

iPhone : Chris Geidner This is my first pure tweet bleg ever, but I’ve run into 14 different walls trying to find it the old fashioned way. I really blame the pandemic for my inability to recall anything else about the article.

Twitter Web App : Fellow #SCOTUS Nerds:

My pandemic brain is vaguely remembering an article draft in the last few years that highlighted an odd procedural practice that the Court used to follow for off-season (or out-of-"Term") rulings in the pre-Civil War era.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Twitter Web App : In a rather brief ruling, the Fifth Circuit has reversed the district court in the National Coalition for Men case and upheld the exclusion of women from the Selective Service—entirely because #SCOTUS reached the same conclusion in Rostker 39 years ago:

justsecurity.org/wp-content/upl…

iPhone : Anne Joseph OConnell Yes, but it didn’t treat that as a “Special Term.” The Court has by then stopped its practice of “adjourning” the October Term each June—and started simply “rising” for summer recess. Moreover, I think this shift was far more than semantic—as I hope to explain in a future paper.

iPhone : Just a reminder that the President openly admitted today that he’s trying to starve the Post Office *in order to* make it harder for registered voters to cast lawful ballots—and easier for him to dispute the integrity of the election.

We have scandal fatigue, but this is insane. twitter.com/abbydphillip/s…

iPhone : A good piece of news in 2020! Congrats to our entire team for being recognized as a top firm.

Twitter Web App : Interesting #SCOTUS historical footnote: In the old days, if divisive issues arose over the summer and couldn't wait, the Justices would reassemble for a "Special Term."

There have only been five of those in the past century (1942, 1953, 1953, 1958, & 1972)—and none in 48 years.