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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"Harry Reid's Parting Shot: Dems Will Nuke The Filibuster For SCOTUS." Lauren Fox of TPM DC has this report.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"UB Law School hosts Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito; Alito discusses family life and interpretations of the law": Sarah Crowley of The Spectrum, the student newspaper of the State University of New York at Buffalo, has this report.
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"Chuck Grassley's New Defense For Supreme Court Blockade: Hearings Cost A Lot Of Money; Meanwhile, Merrick Garland has been waiting 222 days for an actual confirmation." Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 09:51 AM by Howard Bashman

"The fate of the Supreme Court could rest with Ted Cruz; Merrick Garland's best chance of being confirmed is a chastened Cruz": Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"US Supreme Court chief justice buys 1,560-square-foot home on Maine island": Stephen Betts has this front page article in today's edition of The Bangor Daily News.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman

Monday, October 24, 2016

"The risk that [the plaintiff's child] would be subject to another such search is no more 'actual and imminent' than the Chicago Cubs (or, we fear, the Cleveland Indians) winning the World Series." So wrote Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a decision issued on November 20, 2015.

My post about the ruling, which appeared here that same day, observed that "this bulletin-board material may be just the additional motivation the [Chicago Cubs] need to win it all in 2016." It appears to have also worked wonders for the Cleveland Indians.
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Longtime reporter says Supreme Court is broken": Columnist Susan Ladd of The News & Record of Greensboro, North Carolina has an essay that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court is unlike any other branch of government -- which makes covering it a bit like reporting on Oz, said Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate who writes 'Supreme Court Dispatches' and the 'Jurisprudence' column."
Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"NCGOP says 'race baiting' used in NC Supreme Court TV ad": Colin Campbell of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Three cases stymied by a Supreme Court vacancy": Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

Sunday, October 23, 2016

"Juvenile offenders in legal limbo; Although life sentences without parole banned for youths, 68 state inmates not likely to benefit": Cara Lombardo has this front page article in today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 12:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"Republicans on ballot seek to extend dominance on Ohio Supreme Court": Randy Ludlow of The Columbus Dispatch has this report.
Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman

Saturday, October 22, 2016

"The Threat Of A Right-Wing Supreme Court: Analyzing Trump's Prospective Justices." Marjorie Cohn has this essay online at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Blunt stands by Trump and his possible Supreme Court picks, including judge from St. Louis": Celeste Bott of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has this report.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Why It Matters: Supreme Court." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to make opera debut": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Is the Supreme Court counting on getting a ninth justice in January?" Juliet Eilperin and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post have this report.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court legacy": Ariane de Vogue of has this report.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

Friday, October 21, 2016

"Court to get one, maybe two, big cases on war crimes": Lyle Denniston has this blog post today.
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court considers claim against agent in fatal cross-border shooting": Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court considers Arizona cross-border shooting case."

You can view via YouTube at this link today's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates": The Associated Press has this report.

And Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that "Iraqis Who Sued Over Torture At Abu Ghraib Win New Round In Court; The long-running case seeks to hold accountable a military contractor blamed for egregious abuses."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Short-handed Supreme Court delays action in 3 cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Why doesn't Clarence Thomas get his due? He's a black man who challenged liberal orthodoxy; After a remarkable 25-year career on the nation's highest court, the fact that he's not celebrated by all Americans is a travesty." Mark Paoletta has this entry today at the "PostEverything" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 07:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Alito delights Shea's crowd with insights into Supreme Court": Jay Tokasz has this front page article in today's edition of The Buffalo News.
Posted at 06:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"After 25 years, Clarence Thomas still dissents": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Worse Than Trump: The GOP's Merrick Garland blockade is more disastrous for democracy than anything Donald Trump will do after Election Day." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fighting Clinton's Court Nominees? That's Crazy." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Flake says it might be Garland time": Burgess Everett of has this report.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Geoffrey Stone - Public Affairs - 2016-10-12": Public Affairs TV with Jeff Berkowitz has posted on YouTube this interview with law professor Geoffrey R. Stone discussing the upcoming presidential election and its impact on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"College of Law Dean Craig Boise described as the 'most interesting man in the world'": Alex Erdekian of The Daily Orange, the student newspaper of Syracuse University, has this report.
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman

Law professor Josh Blackman's foray into physical fitness while clerking for the Sixth Circuit gives rise to the Petition of the Day at "SCOTUSblog": You can access the petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Military Can Try Guantanamo Detainee for Conspiracy, Court Rules; Ruling, involving bin Laden follower, could lead to expanded military prosecutions": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

And in today's edition of The Washington Post, Ann E. Marimow has an article headlined "Appeals court upholds conspiracy conviction of Guantanamo Bay detainee."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's en banc D.C. Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kagan and Urofsky share admiration for Justice Louis Brandeis": Andrew Hamm has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"The Great Supreme Court Debate": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Harvard students object to use of personal data in admissions bias suit": Josh Gerstein of has this report.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman

Seventh Circuit affirms denial of preliminary injunction against Illinois's restrictions on concealed carry of guns by nonresidents: Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner wrote today's ruling on behalf of the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman

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