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Monday, April 17, 2017

"Does the Freedom of Information Act require disclosure of booking photos of publicly named, federal indictees who have already appeared in open court?" Last week, the federal government filed its Brief in Opposition to the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari that The Detroit Free Press filed last November in the U.S. Supreme Court presenting this question (links to documents via "SCOTUSblog").

My earlier coverage of the Sixth Circuit's 9-to-7 en banc ruling in this case can be accessed here and here.
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justice Neil Gorsuch Is Greeted by Highly Technical Cases; New member of Supreme Court argues his preferred method of legal interpretation, textualism, can easily solve problems": Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

And Lyle Denniston has a blog post titled "Active -- and comfortable -- first day for Gorsuch."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"America's Most Political Food: The founder of a popular South Carolina barbecue restaurant was a white supremacist; Now that his children have taken over, is it O.K. to eat there?" Lauren Collins has this lengthy article in the April 24, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. The article mentions several U.S. Supreme Court rulings and focuses on a chain of restaurants involved in this U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Bitter Fight Behind Him, Justice Gorsuch Starts Day With Relish": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Hearing first arguments as member of the Supreme Court, Gorsuch jumps right in."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "A confident Justice Gorsuch plunges into the debate on his first day at the Supreme Court."

Michael Doyle of McClatchyDC reports that "Gorsuch gets some laughs -- and answers -- at his first Supreme Court oral argument."

And on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Justice Gorsuch Finds His 'Easier' Solution Has Few Takers On 1st Day."
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Gorsuch fits in on Supreme Court's 'hot bench' on first day on the job": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Third Circuit has 3 open seats. Who should fill them?" Matthew Stiegler has this interesting post today at his "CA3blog."
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices, Tenure, and What to Expect Moving Forward": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman


"Neil Gorsuch's First Big Test: Which side will he come down on in an important religious liberty case?" Dahlia Lithwick and Camille Mott have this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump appointee Gorsuch energetic in first U.S. high court arguments": Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung of Reuters have this report.

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Gorsuch Full of Questions in First U.S. Supreme Court Argument."

You can access the transcripts of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments via this link.
Posted at 03:11 PM by Howard Bashman



Access the contents of the April 2017 issue of The Yale Law Journal: Via this link. The issue includes a collection titled "In Memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia" featuring tributes from each of the three current Justices who graduated from Yale Law School -- Clarence Thomas; Samuel A. Alito, Jr.; and Sonia Sotomayor.
Posted at 12:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gorsuch asks his first questions from Supreme Court bench": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman


"Alternative Facts & History, and Alarming Implications, in DOJ's CFPB Brief": Neil J. Kinkopf has this post at the "Take Care" blog.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge Richard Posner's unimpeachable honesty: Judges cloak their decisions behind a smokescreen of legalism." Law profesor Glenn Harlan Reynolds recently had this essay online at USA Today.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"To Fix the Confirmation Process We Need to Face the Truth About SCOTUS": Eric Segall has this post today at "Dorf on Law."
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman


"Why Gorsuch May Not Be So Genteel on the Bench": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Gorsuch era on U.S. high court begins with his first three cases": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman


Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman


"Ready or Not, Gorsuch to Take Supreme Court Bench a Week After Oath": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman


"OT2016 #18: 'Not Exactly Mr. Bluebook.'" You can access today's new episode of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel and Dan Epps, via this link.
Posted at 08:53 AM by Howard Bashman






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