Monday, April 24, 2017
Programming note: On Tuesday morning, I will be arguing an appeal on behalf of the plaintiff-appellee before a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. As a result, additional posts will not appear here until Tuesday afternoon.
At 10 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue one or more rulings in argued cases. You can access any decisions via this link just as soon as the Court posts them online.
"When the government can make businesses talk": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 09:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"Trump dinner with Supreme Court justices postponed": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Assembly-line' execution effort in Arkansas fuels opposition": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Judge Kozinski, he saved my life': A woman had already chosen her last meal when Judge Alex Kozinski saved her from death row; He admits she may be guilty -- so why did he do it?" CBS News has posted online this video segment from "60 Minutes Overtime."
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Supreme Court's double standard for qualified immunity cases": Will Baude has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
"U.S. states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban": Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 01:35 PM 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.
In Smith v. Ryan, No. 16-8071, Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari.
In Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston, No. 16-515, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a concurrence, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined, in the denial of certiorari. And Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissent, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined, from the denial of certiorari.
Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court won't hear appeal over CIA torture report"; "Justices turn away GM appeal over ignition switches"; and "Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law.."
And Reuters reports that "U.S. top court won't review Houston police shooting 'waistband' defense"; "Supreme Court rejects GM bid to block ignition switch suits"; "U.S. top court preserves Alabama campaign finance curbs"; "U.S. Supreme Court snubs Chesapeake Energy in bonds dispute": and "U.S. high court won't review WellCare ex-CEO fraud conviction."
"OT2016 #19: 'Cusp of a Revelation.'" You can access today's new episode of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel and Dan Epps, via this link.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman
"Trump reschedules dinner with Supreme Court justices": Brandon Carter of The Hill has this report.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"Texas man convicted in double slaying to get Supreme Court hearing; The U.S. Supreme Court, including its newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, will decide on a legal technicality in the case of a Fort Worth man who killed a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother": Jolie McCullough of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman