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Monday, February 12, 2018

"Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court": Alan Feuer has this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Bermuda Bends Back the Arc: The territory's abrupt repeal of marriage equality proves there's nothing inevitable about civil rights." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"At Penn Law events, Justice Ginsburg discussed #MeToo, politics, and her 'faith' in millenials": James Meadows and Max Cohen of The Daily Pennsylvanian have this report.

The video of this afternoon's Penn Law event honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can be viewed on YouTube via this link.

And Jeffrey Rosen's interview of Justice Ginsburg this evening at the National Constitution Center, which I had the privilege of attending, can be viewed on YouTube via this link.

Before this evening's Constitution Center event, I had the pleasure of meeting Ninth Circuit Judge John B. Owens, who was a panelist at this afternoon's Penn Law event. This trip marked Judge Owens' first visit ever to Philadelphia, a fact that led one of the Third Circuit judges in attendance to suggest that an excursion to enjoy cheesesteaks might be in order following this evening's event.

Here's a federal appellate trivia tidbit: Having met Ninth Circuit Judge Owens earlier this evening now enables me to say that I have had the privilege of meeting at social gatherings all (or, more accurately, both) U.S. Court of Appeals judges whose last names begin with "Owen" (the other being Fifth Circuit Judge Priscilla R. Owen, who I had the pleasure of meeting at a recent Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference in New Orleans).
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Loquacious RBG doesn't 'genuinely like' some of her colleagues": Columnist Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 11:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump nominates former Hawaii Attorney General Bennett to 9th Circuit bench": Kevin Dayton of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has this report.

And Nick Grube of Honolulu Civil Beat reports that "This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii's Democratic Senators; Mark Bennett, the former state attorney general, has been nominated for the Hawaii seat on U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals."
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman



Programming note: I will be heading to the National Constitution Center soon to attend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's appearance there this evening.

First, at 3 p.m. eastern time, Justice Ginsburg will be participating in an event in her honor at Penn Law. You can view that event live on YouTube via this link.

Then, at 6 p.m. eastern time, Jeffrey Rosen will interview Justice Ginsburg at the Constitution Center. This event will also be streamed live on YouTube.

Additional posts will appear here later tonight.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Joel Carson: Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit." Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, "The Vetting Room."

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled this nominee's confirmation hearing for this Wednesday.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judiciary leaders want action on preventing sexual misconduct in courts": Aileen Graef and Joan Biskupic of CNN.com have this report.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Masterpiece Cakeshop: Beware the False Equivalence." Caroline Mala Corbin has this post at the "Take Care" blog.
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump unveils 11th round of judicial nominees": Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has an article that begins, "President Trump announced his 11th wave of judicial nominees on Monday, intending to nominate nine federal judges including four federal circuit court picks."

And in local news coverage, Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times reports that "Trump taps Scudder, St. Eve for Chicago based seats on Court of Appeals."

Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman reports that "Trump taps Abbott adviser for federal appeals court."

Jackie Wang of The Dallas Morning News reports that "President Trump names Gov. Abbott's general counsel to federal appeals court."

And Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune reports that "Trump nominates Abbott adviser Oldham to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; For the second time in a matter of months, a top legal adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott has been named to a prominent judicial post."

Today's official White House news release is titled "President Donald J. Trump Announces Eleventh Wave of Judicial Nominees."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"Kyle Duncan Is Unfit to Be a Judge": Laverne Thompson has this essay online at The New York Times.

Online at The Federalist, Margot Cleveland responds in a post titled "NYT Misconstrues Fifth Circuit Appointee's Record On Wrongful Murder Conviction."
Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman



"Ninth Circuit: Adultery Is Constitutionally Protected: The court holds that Lawrence v. Texas limits government restrictions on extramarital sex." Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Sexism played 'prominent' role in Hillary Clinton's loss." Sally Persons of The Washington Times has this report.

Khadija Hussain of The Columbia Spectator reports that "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg headlines Columbia's first women's conference."

Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com reports that "#MeToo will have staying power, Ruth Bader Ginsburg insists."

And at "Above the Law," Staci Zaretsky has a post titled "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Likes 'Most' Of Her Supreme Court Colleagues; Justice Ginsburg also touched on collegiality at the high court, the #MeToo movement, and the role of sexism in the 2016 election."

CNN has posted the video of Justice Ginsburg's appearance yesterday at Columbia University on YouTube at this link.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman



"On the Judicial Resistance": Josh Blackman has this post at the "Lawfare" blog.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman


"Contempt for Court: Republican lawmakers are increasingly showing disdain for decisions made by the judicial branch -- and by extension the rule of law." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Garcia's attorney: New charges in Markel case 'mere speculation.'" Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.
Posted at 10:36 AM by Howard Bashman


"How to Kill Partisan Gerrymandering: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just gave state courts a blueprint to strike down political redistricting." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

And expressing a different point of view, in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Val DiGiorgio has an op-ed titled "Pa. Republicans robbed no one, especially Democrats."
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman







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