Friday, January 12, 2018
"Three Reactions to the Oral Argument in Byrd v. United States: The Justices grappled with some hard questions in the rental car Fourth Amendment case." Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 05:30 PM by Howard Bashman
Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in ten new cases and postponed jurisdiction in a direct appeal.
Posted at 02:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"Eighth Circuit Makes Tangled Mess of Hair Braiding Case": Ilya Shapiro and Aaron Barnes have this post at the "Cato at Liberty" blog.
Posted at 01:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Brock Turner case: Campaign turns in nearly 95,000 signatures to put judge's recall on June ballot." Tracey Kaplan has this front page article in today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News.
Sarah Ravani and Sophie Haigney of The San Francisco Chronicle report that "Effort to recall Stanford rape case judge submits almost 100,000 signatures."
And Gillian Brassil of The Stanford Daily reports that "Judge Persky recall petition gets nearly 100,000 signatures."
"Split Up the Ninth Circuit -- but Not Because It's Liberal; The court has too many judges, leading to backlogs and inconsistency in applying the law": Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Ilya Shapiro have this op-ed in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group Formed": The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today. According to the news release, "The group will also solicit input from federal judges, law clerks, and other judicial employees."
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"African-style hair braiders lose appeal of Missouri licensing law": Tony Rizzo of The Kansas City Star has this report.
And at Reason.com's "Hit & Run" blog, Damon Root has a post titled "How the Supreme Court Is Aiding and Abetting Occupational Licensing Abuse: Williamson v. Lee Optical of Oklahoma, Inc. should be overruled."
"Is Partisan Gerrymandering Legal? Why the Courts Are Divided." Michael Wines has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman