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Monday, January 22, 2018

"Fired elections director Kando loses federal appeal": Donita Naylor of The Providence (R.I.) Journal has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Brad Mendheim sworn in as newest Alabama Supreme Court Justice": The Dothan Eagle has this report.
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court candidates battle over role of personal views, and with each other": Molly Beck of The Wisconsin State Journal has this report.

Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio reports that "Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate Marked By Personal, Partisan Attacks; Madison Attorney Tim Burns Attacks Conservatives, President Trump In Debate With Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet, Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock."

And Scott Bauer of The Associated Press reports that "Wisconsin Supreme Court race seen as test for partisans."
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Legal action leaves DACA deadline murky; A judge's ruling and the Trump administration's strategy combine to undercut the importance of March 5 for spurring action on 'Dreamers'": Josh Gerstein of has this report.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"'The Gross Spectacle of a Divided Defense': The case of the capital defendant who insisted 'I'm innocent' while his lawyer told everyone 'he did it'" reaches the Supreme Court.." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Catholic bishops side with labor unions in Supreme Court case": Jack Jenkins of The Deseret News has this report.
Posted at 10:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"4th Circuit splits with 2nd, rebuffs USS Cole bombing victims suing Sudan": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Considers a Raucous Party and an Endangered Frog": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post report that "Supreme Court rules for police officers in D.C. house party case that involved mystery hostess called 'Peaches.'"

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court rules police may arrest partygoers at a vacant house."

Richard Wolf of USA Today has articles headlined "Booze, drugs, strippers -- and trespassing, Supreme Court says" and "Supreme Court will hear case about elusive Mississippi frogs and disputed Louisiana habitat."

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court Rules for D.C. Police in Raucous Party Case; Justice Thomas described in some detail the 'debauchery' that confronted police officers who showed up at a late-night house party." And Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court to Take Up Case of Dusky Gopher Frog; Landowner suit over isolated Mississippi frog tests the scope of habitat protections under the Endangered Species Act."

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court upholds 'Peaches' party bust."

Kim Chatelain of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reports that "U.S. Supreme Court leaps into La. endangered gopher frog case."

Faimon A. Roberts III of The New Orleans Advocate reports that "Supreme Court agrees to hear shy-frog case from St. Tammany Parish."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court backs police over arrests at racy Washington party" and "U.S. top court takes up property rights case involving endangered frog."

Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash."

Ariane de Vogue of has reports headlined "Officers were OK to arrest 21 in 'makeshift strip club' house party, Supreme Court says" and "Supreme Court jumps on dusky gopher frog case."

And Amanda Reilly and Ariel Wittenberg of Greenwire report that "Supreme Court ruling complicates next steps on WOTUS."
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects On The #MeToo Movement: 'It's About Time.'" Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this morning's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 09:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Wary, Weary or Both, Southern Lawmakers Tone Down Culture Wars": Alan Blinder of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"A 'view' from the courtroom: Open for business, with a hiccup." Mark Walsh has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pa. Supreme Court strikes down congressional map as unconstitutional, orders change before May primary": Jonathan Lai of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consists of a per curiam order, a concurring and dissenting statement, and two dissenting statements (here and here).
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Roe v. Wade Was About More Than Abortion": Law professor Mary Ziegler has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"'RBG': Film Review | Sundance 2018: Octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a fully briefed profile in Betsy West's and Julie Cohen's biographical documentary." Leslie Felperin has this movie review online at The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Trump despises the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; why doesn't he change it?" Stuart Leavenworth of McClatchy DC recently had this report.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Who Had Dan Markel Killed?" Ari Feldman of The Forward has this report.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Prison Film Made in Prison: Through lockdowns and pat-downs, the filmmakers tried to capture the hopes and despair of the inmates, who played most of the roles." Nick Paumgarten has this article in the January 29, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"'He didn't have a choice': How depression cost Gerald Le Dain his Supreme Court post." Bonnie Brown of CBC News recently had this report.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'For so long, women were silent.'" Joan Biskupic of has this report.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"States Split On Whether Public Sector Unions Should Be Able To Require Non-Members To Pay Fees; The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Feb. 26": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman

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

1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in National Assn. of Mfrs. v. Department of Defense, No. 16-299. You can access the oral argument audio via this link.

2. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Artis v. District of Columbia, No. 16-460. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined. You can access the oral argument audio via this link.

3. And Justice Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in District of Columbia v. Wesby, No. 15-1485. Justice Sotomayor issued an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. And Justice Ginsburg issued an opinion concurring in the judgment in part. You can access the oral argument audio via this link.
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in one new case and called for the views of the Solicitor General in two cases.
Posted at 09:31 AM by Howard Bashman

"OT2017 #12: 'False Idol.'" You can access today's new installment of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel and Dan Epps, via this link.
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman

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