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Monday, February 29, 2016

"Lawyers for Sen. Menendez, government argue to appeals panel in corruption case": The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey has this report.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that "Appeals judges study intent of Menendez's actions."

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals judges grill lawyer in Sen. Menendez corruption case."

You can access via this link (32.8 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of today's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Tribute: The incomparable Antonin Scalia." Kristin Linsley Myles has this guest post online at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gone but Not Forgotten: The remaining Supreme Court justices are dealing with Antonin Scalia's death in surprising and dramatic ways." Dahlia Lithwick has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Young Lawyers Ready to Argue a Major Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court": Erik Eckholm will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

Also in tomorrow's newspaper, Adam Liptak will have an article headlined "Eyes on Kennedy, Women Tell Supreme Court Why Abortion Was Right for Them."
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"With Scalia gone, defendants lose hope for class action reprieve": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Political Ideologies of Law Clerks and their Judges": Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen have posted this paper online at SSRN.
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama adviser Deese to lead White House's Supreme Court process": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clarence Thomas Breaks 10 Years of Silence at Supreme Court": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "For first time in 10 years, Justice Clarence Thomas asks questions during an argument."

Sam Hananel of The Associated Press reports that "Justice Thomas poses questions, stuns Supreme Court crowd."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Thomas Asks Questions From Supreme Court Bench for First Time in 10 Years."

Ariane de Vogue of reports that "Justice Clarence Thomas breaks 10-year streak, asks question in court."

Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that "Clarence Thomas Speaks From Supreme Court Bench For First Time In A Decade; He stood up for the Second Amendment in an under-the-radar criminal law case."

Lydia Wheeler of The Hill reports that "Justice Thomas asks question from bench."

Jeff John Roberts of reports that "A Supreme Court Justice Just Broke 10 Years of Silence."

And online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a post titled "Clarence Thomas Just Asked His First Question in a Decade on the Supreme Court."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Voisine v. United States, No. 14-10154.
Posted at 12:44 PM by Howard Bashman

In today's mail: I received an advance text copy of Adam Cohen's new book, "Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck."

Last week, NPR's "All Things Considered" had this interview with Cohen about the book.
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Vicious and Idiotic Anti-Scalia Tirade by Former Clerk": Ed Whelan has this post today at National Review's "Bench Memos" blog.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman

"Shorthanded U.S. High Court Grapples With Life After Scalia": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases but called for the views of the Solicitor General in four cases.

In Taylor v. Yee, No. 15-169, Justice Samuel A. Alito issued a concurrence, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined, in the denial of certiorari.

In California Building Indus. Ass'n v. City of San Jose, No.15-330, Justice Thomas issued a concurrence in the denial of certiorari.

And in Ben-Levi v. Brown, No.14-10186, Justice Alito issued a dissent from the denial of certiorari.

Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "High court rejects challenge to Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan"; "Justices won't disturb student's suspension over rap song"; "High court won't hear appeal over anti-panhandling ban"; "High court won't hear appeal over NFL player settlement"; and "Supreme Court rejects NJ employees' appeal over pension fund."
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Floor tiles, water fountains, clinic doors weigh on Texas abortion case": Jon Herskovitz of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Why Courts Shouldn't Ignore the Facts About Abortion Rights": Columnist Linda Greenhouse had this essay on the cover of the Sunday Review section of yesterday's edition of The New York Times.

And online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled "Texas Abortion Case Tests Kennedy's Commitment."
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman

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