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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Splitting 5-4, Justices Put Texas Redistricting on Hold": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Over liberals' objections, Supreme Court says Texas need not draw new districts now."

The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court blocks lower court rulings on Texas districts."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps."

Ariane de Vogue of reports that "Supreme Court grants Texas stay request on electoral maps."

Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled "Supreme Court blocks ruling against Texas redistricting."

And at his "Election Law Blog," Rick Hasen has a post titled "Supreme Court, on 5-4 Party Line Vote, Blocks Texas Redistricting Remedy for Now. What's Next?"

You can access here and here this evening's orders of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted at 11:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"How a Progressive Interest Group Used Fake News to Hijack Amy Barrett's Judicial-Confirmation Hearing; The spurious charges Democratic senators leveled at Barrett last Wednesday came straight from a report the Alliance for Justice submitted to the Judiciary Committee": Kevin Daley has this essay online at National Review.
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"My Supreme Court Debut: A Lot Of Questions, A Little Luck." John Bursch has this essay online at
Posted at 11:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"LDS Church, 22 Utah senators back Colorado baker in Supreme Court case": Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News has this report.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Utah Supreme Court considers challenge of surrogacy law from married gay male couple; State is not defending the law, agreeing that it can be read as gender-neutral": Jennifer Dobner of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ontario judge who wore Trump hat in court suspended without pay for 30 days": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Canada judge who wore Trump hat suspended without pay."
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88": Robert D. McFadden of The New York Times has written this obituary.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Statistical Review of the Iowa Supreme Court's 2016-17 Term: Hints at what to expect this term." Rox Laird has this post at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"That One Op-Ed By Those Two Law Professors: What, exactly, were these law professors really trying to say? LawProfBlawg has an idea..." LawProfBlawg has this post at "Above the Law."
Posted at 08:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Allow Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes and Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post report that "Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration, says some refugees can be barred for now."

Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban's Restrictions on Refugees; High court blocks appeals-court ruling while it more fully considers legality of travel ban."

Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined "Supreme Court: No expansion of travel ban's refugee exemptions."

Andrea Noble of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court preserves Trump travel ban's refugee limits."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Supreme Court Lets Trump Bar Refugees in Boost for Travel Ban."

Ariane de Vogue of has a report headlined "Supreme Court: Trump admin can keep travel ban on most refugees."

And Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News reports that "Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration To Block Refugees With Resettlement Agency Assurances."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"New 5th Circuit decision on ALJ constitutionality adds urgency to SCOTUS bid": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 07:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"US high court asked to review WV justice's role in gas royalties case": Ken Ward Jr. of The Charleston Gazette-Mail has a front page article that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker's participation in a high-stakes natural gas royalty case that could have had significant financial implications for energy companies in which her husband owned stock."
Posted at 01:53 PM by Howard Bashman

"US Supreme Court Justice Alito to speak Thursday at USC law school dedication": John Monk of The State of Columbia, South Carolina has this report.
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"State Supreme Court considers future of Toledo's last abortion clinic": Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade has this report.
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"Colorado cake maker asks Supreme Court to provide a religious liberty right to refuse gay couple": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
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"Posner Thoughts Annotated: An Interview With Jack Metzler; Can't get enough of Judge Richard Posner? There's a book for that!" David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"How 'Friends' of the Court Can Tip the Scales of Justice": Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News has this introduction to a new series of reports titled "Tipping the Scales."

Part one of the series, also written by Mider, is now available headlined "'Friends of the Court' Have Hidden Ties to Big Investors."
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Trump Is Destroying America: He disdains the rule of law; He's trampling norms of presidential behavior; And he's bringing vital institutions down with him." Law professor Jack Goldsmith has this cover story in the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court blocks penalties in new New Hampshire voting law": Josh Gerstein of has this blog post.
Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman

"Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling." Matthew Haag of The New York Times has this report.

Amy B Wang of The Washington Post reports that "'Monkey selfie' lawsuit finally settled after two years and a banana boat full of puns."

Sudhin Thanawala of The Associated Press reports that "Sides agree to stop monkeying around in primate selfie suit."

Joshua Berlinger of reports that "PETA, photographer reach settlement in 'monkey selfie' case."

And Zachary Toliver of PETA has a news release titled "Settlement Reached: 'Monkey Selfie' Case Broke New Ground for Animal Rights."

The case is currently pending on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Over the long haul, I have had it all.'" Maudlyne Ihejirika of The Chicago Sun-Times has this report.

And Roosevelt University has posted on YouTube at this link "A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Armie Hammer Joins Felicity Jones in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic; 'On the Basis of Sex' will be directed by Mimi Leder from a script by Daniel Stiepleman, who is also Ginsburg's nephew": Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter has this report.
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