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Friday, February 23, 2018

"Thomas, conservatives impatient at Supreme Court's inaction on 2nd Amendment": Ariane de Vogue of has this report.
Posted at 02:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Nino and Me: My Unusual Friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia." The Heritage Foundation has posted on YouTube at this link author Bryan A. Garner's talk from earlier today.
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Troubling Apotheosis of the Notorious RBG": Law professor John O. McGinnis has this post at the "Law and Liberty" blog.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman

Second Circuit rejects constitutional challenges to New York City regulations limiting when an individual with a "premises license" for a handgun may remove the handgun from the designated premises: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. appeals court revives Schwab Libor-rigging claims against banks": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"2 Law Students Face Off Against 13 Federal Judges; Clinic Director Says En Banc Argument Rare and May Be a First for Students": Stephen L. Braga of the University of Virginia School of Law has this report.

You can access the audio of Wednesday's en banc reargument of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit via this link.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power": Robert Iafolla and Lawrence Hurley of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman

"Execution of Alabama inmate Doyle Lee Hamm called off": Lawrence Specker of Alabama Media Group has this report.

Yesterday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court issued this order denying a stay of execution. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a statement respecting the denial, while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a dissent, in which Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined.

And in related news, Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser reports that "Alabama Senate approves nitrogen as execution option."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman

Thursday, February 22, 2018

"VW, class counsel ask 9th Circuit to refuse fees for 'ghost lawyers'": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

Judge King rules against Texas death row inmate King: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued this ruling today.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Reward increased to $1.5M for info on killer of federal prosecutor Tom Wales; The appearance of U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a Wednesday news conference underscores the high priority the Justice Department has placed on the 16-year-old case": Mike Carter and Steve Miletich of The Seattle Times have this report.

And James Fallows of The Atlantic has an article headlined "A Cryptic Addition to a Long-Standing Murder Mystery: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein flew to Seattle for a press conference at which he announced little, but may have said a great deal."
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Public Unions vs. the First Amendment: The Supreme Court has a chance to correct a 50-year-old mistake." The Wall Street Journal has published this editorial.

In addition, The Wall Street Journal has posted online an essay by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman titled "Mark Janus Was With Hillary, Whether or Not He Wanted to Be; Unions compel public employees to support political candidates -- and even the metric system."
Posted at 07:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"In Win for Justice Minister, Israel Appoints U.S. Professor as Supreme Court Judge; Prof. Stein chosen despite criticism he hasn't lived in Israel for past 15 years; Judge Ofer Grosskopf granted second Supreme Court appointment": Revital Hovel of Haaretz has this report.

And Yonah Jeremy Bob of The Jerusalem Post reports that "Supreme Court gets more conservative with appointment of two new justices; Shaked and Hayut reached a deal on two justices: Stein for Shaked, and Grosskopf for Hayut."
Posted at 07:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S., Microsoft fight over access to digital data stored overseas reaches Supreme Court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 07:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clarence Thomas should be removed from Supreme Court, Charlotte accuser says": Jim Morrill of The Charlotte Observer has this report.
Posted at 06:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Supreme Court shaped by Trump could decide gun control": Columnist Charles Lane has this op-ed in today's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 05:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions' Power": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Prisoners Lose Out in High Court Attorneys' Fees Battle": Kimberly Robinson and Madison Alder of Bloomberg BNA have this report.
Posted at 02:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argument analysis: What makes wiretap orders 'insufficient'?" Richard M. Re has this guest post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Clinic's Efforts Culminate as Heytens Argues City of Hays; Law Student Who Worked on Case Watches Arguments Play Out": University of Virginia School of Law student Rebecca Sciarrino has this report.
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Don McGahn Has Become the Worst White House Counsel Ever": Cristian Farias has this post at the "Daily Intelligencer" blog of New York magazine.
Posted at 02:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court again asked to stop Pennsylvania voting map": Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Unions sound alarm as Supreme Court takes up fees fight; Gorsuch seen as pivotal vote": Bill Mears of has this report.

And at ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser has an essay titled "Neil Gorsuch is about to pay back the people who got him a sweet job in Washington; Republicans are poised to use their stolen Supreme Court seat to break public sector unions."
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Air Differences on Value of Congressional Reports; High court appears as divided as ever on giving weight to legislative history": Todd Ruger of Roll Call has this report.
Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"An Essay Concerning Some Problems with the Constitutional-Doubt Canon": Attorney Benjamin M. Flowers has this essay at the Washington and Lee Law Review Online.
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Travel Ban, Article II, and the Nondelegation Doctrine": Josh Blackman has this post at the "Lawfare" blog.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"SCOTUS cites CGEL (props to Justice Gorsuch and the Supreme Court Library)": Neal Goldfarb has this post at his blog, "LAWnLinguistics."
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"What Clarence Thomas Gets Wrong About the Second Amendment: The justice's consistent pro-gun arguments fail to reconcile rights with their lived consequences." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"9th Circ. Finds Receipt Suit Falls Short Under Spokeo": Melissa Daniels of has this report (subscription required for full access) on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kansas can't cut off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, appeals court rules": Bryan Lowry of The Kansas City Star has this report.

Allison Kite of The Topeka Capital-Journal has an article headlined "Federal court: Kansas can't sever Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood."

And Jon Parton of Courthouse News Service reports that "Kansas' Bid to Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked by 10th Circuit."

You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"WV Supreme Court in 'transition,' cancels WVU trip": The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail has an article that begins, "Days after West Virginia Supreme Court justices abruptly ousted the court's chief justice, they have decided to cancel the court's annual trip to hear cases at West Virginia University's law school."
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to hear anti-abortion and free speech case: A breakdown of NIFLA v. Becerra." Madeline Farber of Fox News has this report.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Top Pa. Republicans ask U.S. Supreme Court to block new map": Jonathan Lai and Liz Navratil of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.

Charles Thompson of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reports that "Pa.'s Republican legislative leaders seek to block new Congressional map."

Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Pennsylvania Republicans Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Block New Congressional Map; State court invalidated districts last month, saying they were result of unlawful partisan gerrymander, and drew new ones."

Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy of The Associated Press reports that "GOP leaders request hold on Pennsylvania congressional map."

And Sam Levine of HuffPost reports that "Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map; Two days after the state Supreme Court issued a new congressional map that would make elections fairer, Republicans are suing."

At his "Election Law Blog," Rick Hasen has this post linking to the stay application.
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Top DOJ official Rachel Brand fires back at claims she bolted over Mueller probe concerns": Jake Gibson of Fox News has this report.
Posted at 09:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"What Not to Wear: SCOTUS to Consider Election Day Attire." Melissa Heelan Stanzione of Bloomberg Law has this report.
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman

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