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Friday, June 23, 2017

"Trump loses patience with his White House counsel; The president has taken out his frustration with the expanding Russia probe on lawyer Don McGahn, one of Trump's earliest campaign supporters": Nancy Cook and Josh Dawsey of Politico.com have this report.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Can't Revoke Citizenship Over Minor Falsehoods, Supreme Court Rules": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Supreme Court sides with Serb who lied during naturalization process."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court upbraids government in case of stripped citizenship."

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Strip Immigrants of Citizenship; High court rejects position that any lie during naturalization process can cost individuals their citizenship."

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court limits government's ability to strip citizenship."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship."

Ariane de Vogue and Daniella Diaz of CNN.com report that "Supreme Court narrows grounds for revoking citizenship of naturalized citizens."

Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post titled "Supreme Court makes citizenship-stripping tougher."

And in commentary, online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled "A Win for Immigrants, and a Win for Liars: The Supreme Court's sympathy for refugees comes at a cost."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Says It Will Issue Last Opinions of Term Monday": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman




"Case Tests Limits of Law Protecting Journalists' Sources": Alan Feuer had this article in yesterday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases.

1. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Bd., No. 16-399. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 15-214. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Thomas and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined. And Justice Thomas also issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court in Lee v. United States, No. 16-327. Justice Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined in large measure. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court rules that men convicted in D.C.'s Catherine Fuller murder case do not deserve a new trial": Robert Barnes has this article in today's edition of The Washington Post.

Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court rebuffs men convicted in notorious Washington murder."

And Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News reports that "Supreme Court Justices Uphold Convictions In A Decades-Old DC Murder Case."
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals Court Reinstates 40-Year Sentence for Brooklyn Mobster": In today's edition of The New York Times, Alan Feuer has this article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman




"Controversial HB 1523 now Mississippi's law of land": Jerry Mitchell and Geoff Pender have this front page article in today's edition of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi.

And Emily Wagster Pettus of The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law."

You can access yesterday's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman




"What's Happening With The Travel Ban At The Supreme Court? Spoiler alert: We don't really know." Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case": Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post has this report.

And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that "Imprisoned Ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction."

You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"Drug Dispute Shows Importance of Intellectual Property Rights": Attorney C. Boyden Gray has this essay online at RealClearPolicy.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"In rare move, judge in Kermit Gosnell case sues authors of critical book": Columnist Stu Bykofsky has this essay online at The Philadelphia Daily News.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Pro football team seeks to settle right to 'Redskins' trademarks": Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"A 'view' from the courtroom: The term's first bonus day for opinions." Mark Walsh has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Dassey wins in federal appeals court": Andy Thompson and Alison Dirr of The Post-Crescent of Appleton, Wisconsin have this report.

Ian Simpson of Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate."

And Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski of The Associated Press report that "Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:23 PM by Howard Bashman




Programming note: This afternoon, I will be attending an event in south Philadelphia. As a result, additional posts will appear here this evening.

As always when I am away, additional appellate-related retweets may appear on this blog's Twitter feed.
Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman




Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases.

1. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in Maslenjak v. United States, No. 16-309. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued an opinion, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined, concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued an opinion concurring in the judgment. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court in Turner v. United States, No. 15-1503. Justice Kagan issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Weaver v. Massachusetts, No. 16-240. Justice Thomas issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Gorsuch joined. Justice Alito issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Gorsuch also joined. And Justice Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship" and "Supreme Court upholds convictions in 1984 murder."
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman




"Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts; With 100+ judicial vacancies and a Senate eager to fill them, conservatives are salivating": Jennifer Bendery and Alissa Scheller of HuffPost have this report.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Clarence Thomas to the Rescue? In an otherwise awful civil rights decision, the arch-conservative signals his interest in opening the courthouse doors to more victims of state violence." Perry Grossman has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman




"A Shameful Ruling That Grows Executive Branch Power: The Supreme Court limits lawsuits against high-ranking officials who may have violated constitutional rights." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman




"'Marshall' Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Stars As Pioneering Supreme Court Justice." Erik Pedersen of Deadline.com has this report.

And online at Slate, Matthew Dessem has a post titled "Chadwick Boseman Plays a Badass Supreme Court Justice in the Trailer for Marshall."
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman




Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table" is back: Walter Dellinger has the first entry, titled "This year's docket appears to lack a major case. But looks can be deceiving."

And Pamela S. Karlan has the second entry, titled "This term, the justices chose cases that 'sear the conscience.'"
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman




"Wisconsin Supreme Court votes to keep more meetings behind closed doors": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"First Openly Gay Judge Confirmed for New York's Highest Court; Justice Paul G. Feinman, of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, will take the seat left open by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam": James C. McKinley Jr. will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.

Matthew Hamilton of The Times Union of Albany, New York reports that "Senate confirms Court of Appeals nominee Paul Feinman; Feinman becomes first openly gay judge on state's top court."

Yancey Roy of Newsday reports that "Paul Feinman becomes first openly gay judge on state high court."

And Jon Campbell of Gannett reports that "Paul Feinman becomes first gay judge on New York's top court."
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ex-Guantanamo detainee Ghailani may pursue prison prayer claim: U.S. court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman




"BPI faced pressure before ABC stories": Jonathan Ellis of The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has this report.

And at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "ABC Confronts Beef Company's Lawyer With Rush Limbaugh's 'Pink Slime' Commentary; Facing a multibillion-dollar defamation claim, the network also gets the plaintiff to admit to creating Wikipedia's 'pink slime' page."
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals Court Sides With State On Casino Expansion -- For Now": Kenneth R. Gosselin and Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant have this report.

And Larry Neumeister of The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects MGM lawsuit as company competes with tribes."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigration Cases?" Jonathan Blitzer has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 03:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Redskins' Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties argument actually worked": At the "D.C. Sports Bog" of The Washington Post, Dan Steinberg has an entry that begins, "Sometimes when I'm bored, I like to imagine Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito the first time he scanned the appendix of the amicus brief the Redskins filed in the recently decided Slants trademark case."
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has a report headlined "Trump's Travel Ban: What to Expect When the Supreme Court Acts."
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Trump's Most Lasting Legacy? America's courts -- presently a thorn in the president's side -- are about to get a lot more conservative; And they will probably stay that way for a very long time." Alex Wagner of The Atlantic has this report.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Will the Ninth Circuit Rein in What Might Be 'the Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet'?" Attorney Andrew R. Varcoe has this essay online at The Recorder.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"At the U.S. Supreme Court, a Haddonfield lawyer's free speech argument carries the day": Columnist Kevin Riordan has this essay in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman







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