How Appealing

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Second Amendment case Peruta vs. California may be heading to Supreme Court": Steve Kurtz and Georeen Tanner of FoxNews.com have this report.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court May Weigh Big Weapon for U.S. Companies Sued Abroad; A $9.5 billion pollution lawsuit against Chevron could clarify the reach of racketeering law": Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek has this report.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Former Minn. Supreme Court Justice Alan Page on life, education, football and the law": Minnesota Public Radio posted this lengthy audio segment online yesterday.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Justice Sounds Alarm On Speech, Religious Liberty": Mark Abrams of CBS Philly has this report.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump's Justice: Neil Gorsuch will be the enduring symbol of a disastrous presidency." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"'Blue slips' give Democrats power over Trump's court nominees": Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.
Posted at 07:23 PM by Howard Bashman


"John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice." Speaking of the Great Chief Justice, next Thursday this exhibit about him opens at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Thanks to a friend of this blog, I am looking forward to checking-out the exhibit at its opening reception next Wednesday evening.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman


The Claremont Institute announces its 2017 John Marshall Fellows: You can view the list at this link.
Posted at 05:36 PM by Howard Bashman


What's going on? This afternoon, in my capacity as appellate counsel for plaintiffs-appellees in the case captioned Martinez v. American Honda Motor Co., I filed this answer in opposition to Honda's application for reargument.

As noted in this earlier post, on April 19, 2017 a unanimous three-judge panel of the Pa. Superior Court issued an unpublished, non-precedential memorandum opinion affirming the trial court's judgment in plaintiffs' favor.
Posted at 05:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justice tells seminary grads religious liberty under threat": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:09 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fit to Be Tied: When Appellate Courts Are Evenly Divided." Yesterday's edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers, contained this month's installment of my "Upon Further Review" column.

Here's a fun fact on the occasion of this blog's 15th birthday, recently celebrated. I originally came up with "How Appealing" as a possible name for my monthly Legal Intelligencer column, which started way back in December 2000. The publication's then-editor in chief chose a different title, leaving "How Appealing" available to serve as this blog's title since May 6, 2002.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"Not the 25th amendment": Eric Posner has this blog post.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"UC Irvine law dean Erwin Chemerinsky named dean of Berkeley's law school, will begin July 1": Chris Haire of The Orange County Register has this report.

And Evan Sernoffsky of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "Erwin Chemerinsky named dean of Berkeley Law."

Update: At his "Election Law Blog," Rick Hasen has a post titled "A Few Words About Erwin Chemerinsky, Leaving as UCI Law Dean."
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman



15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail: Today's email is from U.S. District Judge, and nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Amul R. Thapar (E.D. Ky.):
The blog truly is a service to those of us on the bench. My colleagues and I really appreciate it. Judges regularly talk about how valuable a resource it is. Congratulations and thank you!
Judge Thapar, thank you for this very kind email. It was a pleasure to meet you, and to get to spend some time with you and several of your colleagues from that district court, at last year's Sixth Circuit conference. I will post another reader email tomorrow.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump's values are abhorrent to the Federalist Society of conservative lawyers. That doesn't stop them from helping him." Henry Farrell has this entry at the "Monkey Cage" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"For Voting Rights Advocates, Court Decision Is 'Temporary Victory'": Michael Wines has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"November races for statewide judicial elections set": Karen Langley of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.
Posted at 12:44 PM by Howard Bashman






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