SCOTUS Sneak Peek: Voting Rights and Agency Battles (PODCAST)

Feb. 26, 2021, 7:20 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its February sitting with arguments exploring the independence and accountability of federal agencies and the fate of Arizona voting restrictions and their potential wider impact.

Bloomberg Law’s “Cases and Controversies” podcast will dive into the separation of powers dispute involving medical device company Arthex Inc. and the patent office, and another centered on challenges to Social Security Administration judicial appointments.

The Arizona case looks at the limit on who can return early ballots on behalf of third parties and the state’s out-of-precinct voting policy. The outcome could provide guidance for future voting rights challenges following the court’s landmark ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. The 2013 decision struck down part of the Voting Rights Act.

Podcast hosts Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin also discuss disputes the justices finally cleared from their docket. They include challenges to the 2020 presidential election and the look into Donald Trump’s financial dealings.

Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin.

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Producer: David Schultz.

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To contact the reporter on this story: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson in Washington at krobinson@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Seth Stern at sstern@bloomberglaw.com; John Crawley at jcrawley@bloomberglaw.com

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