Thursday round-up

Coverage of and commentary on Monday’s opinions continue.  Writing for the Supreme Court Brief (subscription required), Tony Mauro reports that the Court’s ruling in Elonis v. United States, involving the prosecution of threats made on Facebook, “turned out to be one of those narrow decisions that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has touted as the way to achieve greater unanimity.”  Commentary comes from Jonathan Keim, who at the National Review Online argues that the case “is more important for what it leaves open than what it resolves.”
Other commentary focuses on Monday’s summary reversal in Taylor v. Barkes, holding that Delaware prison officials are entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by the family of an inmate who committed suicide.  Lisa Soronen weighs in at the Appellate Practice Blog of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, while at

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