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Scalia goes to Vegas

Justice Antonin G. Scalia’s trip to Las Vegas this week might be marked by protests.

Scalia, who will attend a Red Mass liturgy with some local judicial officials followed by a reception of a Las Vegas Strip casino, is drawing criticism from a local activist who plans to hold demonstrations to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and Scalia’s ties to a local casino owner.

Scalia, who has been touring in promotion of his book with Bryan Garner “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts,” will later speak to students and faculty at the  Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – a private event that is not expected to draw protesters.

More here from the Associated Press.

Supremes add ACCA, class action cases to docket

The U.S. Supreme Court added two cases to its upcoming docket on Friday: one considering if a class action plaintiff can avoid federal jurisdiction by stipulating a limit on damages, and the other considering if conviction for state law crimes that are broader than their general counterparts qualify under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

More information about these cases, as well as other Supreme Court news and information, can be found on Lawyers USA’s Supreme Court report.