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Thursday, February 11, 2016

"2016 Henry J. Miller Lecture: Supreme Court Transparency." The video of today's luncheon program from the Georgia State University Law Review's symposium titled "Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media" can be viewed via this link.
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama appoints Judge Abdul Kallon to 11th Circuit": Mary Troyan of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judicial board wants all of Eakin's troublesome emails": Mark Fazlollah of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama nominates judge Abdul Kallon for U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.
Posted at 07:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"President Obama Nominates Judge Abdul K. Kallon to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals": The White House has issued a news release that begins, "Today, President Obama nominated Judge Abdul K. Kallon to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit."

The nominee currently serves as a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman




"A Conversation with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor": NYU School of Law has posted this video online at YouTube.
Posted at 04:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why Constitutional Conservatives Should Embrace Judicial Engagement": Evan Bernick has this blog entry today at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 03:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Decades of high court decisions may have been decided in N.H." Madison Gesiotto has this essay online at The Washington Times.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"6th Circuit Rejects Challenge to Ohio Law Keeping Partisan Information of Judicial Candidates Off Ballot": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"It's time to break the teeth-whitening monopoly": Online at The Washington Post, columnist George F. Will has an essay that begins, "It is frequently said that, unfortunately, Americans disdain government. It is more usefully said that, unfortunately, they have abundant reasons for doing so. In coming days, the Supreme Court, by deciding to hear a case from Connecticut, can begin limiting a contemptible government abuse that the court's passive deference to legislatures has encouraged."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Texas Attorney General To Be Grilled Over Religious Liberty Advice; Critics contend that opinion regarding objections to Obergefell was unethical": Mark Pulliam has this post at National Review's "Bench Memos" blog.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court finds school funding inequitable; Latest chapter in long and winding Gannon lawsuit sets summer deadline for Legislature": Celia Llopis-Jepsen of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report. In addition, Jonathan Shorman of that newspaper reports that "Ruling threatens to dash hopes of short legislative session; Republicans digesting ruling; Democrats decry 'reckless' policies."

Edward M. Eveld of The Kansas City Star reports that "Kansas Supreme Court gives state until June 30 to properly fund public schools."

And The Associated Press reports that "Kansas Supreme Court invalidates school funding law."

You can access today's per curiam ruling of the Supreme Court of Kansas at this link.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Democrat bolts party to break impasse in Va. court fight but quickly reneges": Laura Vozzella and Jenna Portnoy of The Washington Post have an article that begins, "Republicans briefly broke an impasse in a long-running Virginia Supreme Court battle on Tuesday when a Democratic lawmaker split with her party -- but the victory was short-lived."

Jim Nolan of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that "McAuliffe gets Lucas to flip back and support Roush."

And Travis Fain of The Daily Press of Newport News, Virgina has an article headlined "Full flip: Dem Lucas cuts GOP deal on judges, backs out after meeting with McAuliffe."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Pa. courts scramble to catch up to juvenile-lifers decision": Samantha Melamed has this front page article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Pennsylvania to Start Impeachment Proceedings for Attorney General": Sheryl Gay Stolberg will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court overturns decision to halt executions in Mississippi": Reuters has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions."

You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media." The Georgia State University Law Review will host this symposium tomorrow (the agenda can be accessed here) featuring a stellar cast of participants.

The event will be live-streamed via this link once it gets underway tomorrow.
Posted at 10:23 PM by Howard Bashman




Access online the contents of the February 2016 issue of the Harvard Law Review: Via this link.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information": Erik Eckholm of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"How Challengers Obtained the Stay that Put US EPA's Clean Carbon Plan on Hold": Geoffrey Barnes and Danelle Gagliardi have this post today at the blog "frESH: Perspectives on Environmental, Safety & Health."
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justices Turn Power-Plant Case Into a Charade": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama climate plan's broad scope to face skeptical Supreme Court": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Three Supreme Court Justices Face Challenges": Jordan Rudner of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 07:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"American Bar Association Wants Cameras Inside Supreme Court": At WSJ.com's "Law Blog," Jacob Gershman has a post that begins, "A new voice has joined the ranks of those pushing the Supreme Court to allow cameras into its courtroom: the American legal establishment."
Posted at 07:53 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court's Blow to Emissions Efforts May Imperil Paris Climate Accord": Coral Davenport of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Dechert snags top partner from Buchanan Ingersoll": Jeff Blumenthal of the Philadelphia Business Journal has this report, in which I am mentioned. Congratulations to my former colleague Steve Bizar, who is the subject of the article.
Posted at 07:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama v. Supreme Court: The court's stay of a climate-change rule leaves the president's environmental legacy in limbo until after he leaves office." Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 06:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"EPA Losses Shed Light on Supreme Court's Blocking of Carbon Rule": Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall have this blog post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Have justices opened gates for agency challenges?" Robin Bravender of Greenwire has this report today.
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Does the Chief Justice Make Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panels?" Maxwell Palmer has this article (available online in HTML and PDF) in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman




What's the original intent of that haircut? NBC 5 News of Dallas/Fort Worth has this video report (via Jess Bravin).
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Will Supreme Court Make America(n Samoa) Great Again?" Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this blog post today.
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"New test on racial issue in redistricting": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 04:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open": Reuters has an article that begins, "As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open."
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"12th Cir. on Horizon? Breaking Up 9th Cir. Hard to Do." Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report today.
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Pa. Senate effort to remove AG Kane fails": Karen Langley of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.

Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy of The Philadelphia Inquirer have a news update headlined "State Senate rejects removal of Kane."

Brad Bumsted of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Senate vote fails, 29-19, on removing Kane as attorney general."

And Steve Esack of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania reports that "Senate votes not to remove Kathleen Kane from office."
Posted at 03:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court stands by decision overturning cleric's conviction": Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "A state appellate court on Wednesday refused to reconsider its decision last year to overturn what had been the first conviction nationwide of a Roman Catholic Church official for covering up child sex abuse by priests."
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Constitution Check: Should gun control laws have to pass the toughest constitutional test?" Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 09:57 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"The new (and much improved) 'Bluebook' caught in the copyright cross-hairs": David Post has this blog entry today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"The mind-bending international comity debate in RJR RICO case at SCOTUS": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama's Efforts to Regulate Coal Emissions": Adam Liptak and Coral Davenport of The New York Times have this report.

Robert Barnes and Steven Mufson of The Washington Post report that "Supreme Court freezes Obama plan to limit carbon emissions."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court deals blow to Obama by putting his climate change rules on hold."

Brent Kendall and Amy Harder of The Wall Street Journal report that "Supreme Court Puts EPA Carbon Rule on Hold During Litigation; Decision is setback for Obama's climate agenda."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court blocks Obama's climate change plan."

Curtis Tate of McClatchyDC reports that "Supreme Court puts brakes on EPA plan to cut emissions."

Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court halts Obama carbon emissions rule."

Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici of Reuters report that "Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan."

Greg Stohr and Jennifer A Dlouhy of Bloomberg News report that "Obama's Clean-Power Plan Put on Hold by U.S. Supreme Court."

The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Carbon pollution controls put on hold."

You can access one of the U.S. Supreme Court's five stay orders issued today in this matter at this link.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Eakin's trial over Porngate emails scheduled for March 29 in Philly": Matt Miller of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this report.

And Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy of The Philadelphia Inquirer have an article headlined "Judicial ethics board: Kane failed to comply with Eakin email subpoena."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"What Would Founders Say About Assault Weapons?" Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ted Cruz Won't Prevent the Next John Roberts: He promises that his hypothetical Supreme Court nominees would never go soft; Not likely." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Returns to NYU": Washington Square News, the student newspaper of New York University, has this report.
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman




"How Much Care Do Presidents Have to Take? In United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court has put forth a question on the definition of the take-care clause, which in the past been difficult to decipher." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, February 8, 2016

"Lawyer in Eakin case says deal unlikely": Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy of The Philadelphia Inquirer have an article that begins, "Richard A. Sprague, the prominent Philadelphia lawyer serving as mediator in the judicial misconduct case against state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, suggested Monday that he was unlikely to succeed in brokering a deal to resolve the charges without a trial."

And Dave Davies of NewsWorks has a blog post titled "Porngate: Old boys network to the rescue."
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"James Madison Would've Backed Phoenix's Satanists": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Legal scholars debate Cruz's eligibility to serve as president": Harvard Law Today has this report.

A video of the entire debate is now available online at YouTube via this link.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President: At least according to the most plausible constitutional interpretation." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate today.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"From death row to parole? Killer could apply." Andrew Wolfson has this front page article in today's edition of The Louisville Courier-Journal.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"The NRA Just Scored One Of Its Biggest Victories In Years": Ian Millhiser has this post today at ThinkProgress.
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman




"Kloppenburg, Donald release ads in Supreme Court race": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a blog post that begins, "In the final days before a three-way primary for state Supreme Court primary, two candidates have launched TV ads -- one attacking Justice Rebecca Bradley as being 'backed to the hilt by right-wing special interests' and one arguing politics have no place on the courts."
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Leading authors press for Supreme Court review of Google's digitised library; The web giant's digitisation of millions of books -- many in copyright -- faces a fresh legal challenge, backed by authors including Margaret Atwood, Peter Carey, Ursula Le Guin and Malcolm Gladwell": Alison Flood of The Guardian (UK) has this report.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 7, 2016

"AG Kane slams appointment of mediator in Porngate case": Mark Fazlollah of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane lambasted a judicial panel Sunday for naming a well-connected lawyer to mediate Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin's Porngate case, calling it a step to 'sweep his hate-filled emails under the rug.'"
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman




"Laws written by men to protect women deserve scrutiny, Supreme Court told": Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:19 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Nobility of Good Lawyers With Bad Clients": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Tribes Don't Get a Pass on Federal Law": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Voter ID Laws Found to Lower Minority Turnout": Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, "Jost on Justice."
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Hoeven undecided on Obama's ND judicial nominee": Patrick Springer of The Forum of Fargo, North Dakota has an article that begins, "Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he has an 'open mind' but is still reviewing President Obama's nomination of Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Alito at 10: Justice Alito and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court." The Center for American Progress, the American Constitution Society, and the Constitutional Accountability Center hosted this program, which Dahlia Lithwick moderated, on Thursday. You can view the video via YouTube at this link.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Third Circuit Judge Julio M. Fuentes to take senior status on July 18, 2016: As noted at this link.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"The President's Duty to Take Care that the Law Be Faithfully Executed": In case you missed it, this panel presentation (video via YouTube) took place at the Federalist Society's 2014 National Lawyers Convention.
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Trump Won't Say If He'd Appoint Supreme Court Justices Who Disagree with Him on Eminent Domain": John McCormack has this blog post online today at The Weekly Standard.
Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman




"NC State Bar dismisses complaints against prosecutors in racially divisive case": Joseph Neff has this front page article in today's edition of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Today's edition of that newspaper also contains Anne Blythe's article headlined "Former NC Supreme Court justice calls for review of state bar; Bob Orr says outside evaluation of the state agency is needed; Bar has grown large and divided into extreme camps, he says; Recent prosecution of defense attorneys, not prosecutors questioned."
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to render a verdict on Obama's use of executive authority": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman




"Court rules Framingham officer not immune in shooting lawsuit": The MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, Massachusetts has this report.

Earlier, at his "The Watch" blog hosted by The Washington Post, Radley Balko had an entry titled "Still waiting for justice after SWAT team member kills innocent grandfather."

You can access Friday's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman




"An Uncertain Path Ahead For Juvenile Sentencing Cases Still Before The Supreme Court": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.

And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Amy S. Rosenberg has a front page article headlined "Teen killers, prison lifers, given a ray of hope; In 1987, two 15-year-olds committed a vicious murder and were sentenced to life without parole; A Supreme Court decision offers the possibility of a new future, of freedom; But after a life spent in prison, who have they become?"
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman




"As Porngate hits state high court, Sprague brought in as mediator": Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy have this article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. According to the article, "The disclosure of Sprague's new role also prompted criticism Friday."
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman







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