Thursday, February 23, 2017
"Ted Cruz predicts another Supreme Court vacancy coming 'this summer'": David Sherfinski of The Washington Times has this report.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"With New Clout At State Capitol, Republicans Hold Up Re-Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice": Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant has an article that begins, "With the new clout they acquired in the November election, Republicans at the state capital have taken aim at what they call judicial activism and incivility and, in a highly unusual move, held up the reappointment of one of the state's best-known and longest-tenured jurists."
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Dog The Bounty Hunter And A Top Conservative Lawyer Are Trying To Save The Bail Industry; A federal appeals court heard arguments on Thursday in a case that could shape the future of bail in the U.S." Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"When Justices Recuse, and When they Refuse": Samuel Morse has this post at the "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Arkansas Supreme Court reverses decision on Fayetteville civil rights ordinance": Todd Gill of The Fayetteville Flyer has an article that begins, "The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed a circuit court decision to uphold Fayetteville's civil rights ordinance."
And Reuters reports that "Arkansas Supreme Court blocks local LGBT nondiscrimination measures."
"A rector who marched against Trump, gay blessings, gun control, Muslim outreach and 'climate crisis' solar panels on the roof: Meet Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's ultra-liberal church." The Daily Mail (UK) published this article earlier this month (via "GetReligion," which yesterday published a post titled "Judge Neil Gorsuch's Anglicanism is still a mystery that journalists need to solve").
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"History Will Judge: A Look at Garland's Nomination in Polarized Washington; The GOP's obstruction of Garland was genuinely unprecedented and a threat to the institutional integrity of the Supreme Court." Ahmed Elbenni has this article online at The Politic, Yale University's undergraduate journal of politics.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"How will Trump's Supreme Court nominee rule on California union cases?" Adam Ashton of The Sacramento Bee has this report.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Trinity Western law school fight heading to Supreme Court of Canada; B.C. and Ontario law societies argue TWU's Christian covenant discriminates against LGBTQ community": CBC News has this report.
And The Canadian Press reports that "Supreme Court to hear appeals about Trinity Western University law school."
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Immigration Makes U.S. Great": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Not best of times for US -- Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg": BBC News has this report.
Posted at 03:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Maricopa County former official Brandon sues over firing; Ex-deputy county attorney claims her rights violated": Michael Kiefer had this article in The Arizona Republic back in May 2012.
Today. a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this decision overturning the jury's verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the case.
Zetwick v. Yolo -- When hugging creates a sexually hostile work environment: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today reissued this decision as a published opinion.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Prosecutors: Who's paying Magbanua's legal fees?" Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.
Rebeca Piccardo of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has an article headlined "'That's what we went to go kill that man for': New details emerge in FSU professor's killing."
And at "Above the Law," Joe Patrice has a post titled "The Dan Markel Murder Case -- Defense Attorneys Dismiss It All As Fake News."
"Md. appeals court upholds 'assault weapon' ban: a new challenge to scope of Second Amendment? A federal appeals court in Maryland has upheld a law banning military-style weapons; If the case goes before the Supreme Court, justices will have to confront whether the weapons deserve protection under the Second Amendment." Amanda Hoover of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
In commentary, Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post titled "Second Amendment does not apply to assault weapons: en banc 4th Circuit."
The New York Daily News has an editorial titled "A win for the living: Reasonable limits on weapons of war."
And online at National Review, David French has an essay titled "A Federal Court of Appeals Goes to War against the Second Amendment; A court decides that criminals should outgun citizens," while Charles C.W. Cooke has an essay titled "The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment; In upholding Maryland's 'assault weapons' ban, the court employed dubious legal reasoning to trample on American constitutional rights."
"Docs vs. Glocks Shows the Threat to Free Speech Is the Pro-Gun Right: Florida Republicans argue that the Second Amendment trumps the First Amendment; They're wrong." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 11:53 AM by Howard Bashman
"Citing Racist Testimony, Justices Call for New Sentencing in Texas Death Penalty Case": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court, citing racial bias, reopens the case of Texas death row inmate."
And on yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Supreme Court Rules Racial Testimony Influenced Inmate's Death Sentence."
"Open Chambers Revisited: Demystifying the Inner Workings and Culture of the Georgia Court of Appeals." Vice Chief and Presiding Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard of the Court of Appeals of Georgia recently published this updated version of his earlier article on this subject in the Mercer Law Review.
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Six Questions Senators Should Ask Neil Gorsuch": Jeffrey Toobin has this post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman