Wednesday, October 11, 2017
"No Rehearing in Fight Over Berkeley Cellphone Warning": Nicholas Iovino of Courthouse News Service has this report on an order, accompanied by a concurring and a dissenting opinion, denying rehearing en banc that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Statement on Confidentiality of Court Materials": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has posted online this document, which includes as an attachment a letter that Chief Judge Diane P. Wood received from the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Blogging partner rampages against Third Circuit ruling": Matthew Stiegler has this post at his "CA3blog."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Guy in the Bully Pulpit Can't Be a Bully; The Constitution doesn't allow Trump to use the IRS to punish the NFL over player protests: It's a free-speech thing." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"9th Circuit Rules There's No Constitutional Right to Sell Firearms. Will the Supreme Court Care?" Mark Joseph Stern has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Ruling Threatens to Derail Case Against Menendez": Nick Corasaniti of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Legal Resistance to President Trump: The thinly veiled legal revolt against President Trump playing out in the courts will set lasting and dangerous precedents." Law professor Josh Blackman has this essay online at National Review.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"On Contraception, It's Church Over State": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"How Trump Uses 'Religious Liberty' to Attack L.G.B.T. Rights": Masha Gessen has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 07:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Grassley not planning to change 'blue slip' procedure for judicial nominees": Ted Barrett of CNN.com has this report.
Posted at 07:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"2017 U.S. Supreme Court Preview": UC Irvine School of Law has posted this video on YouTube featuring law professors Jennifer Chacon, Leah Litman, and Rick Hasen.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court to hear Georgia-Florida water rights case": Tamar Hallerman and Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution have this report.
Tyler Estep of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an article headlined "Gov. Deal on Supreme Court water case: Georgia has 'a good story to tell.'"
And Lloyd Dunkelberger of the News Service of Florida reports that "U.S. Supreme Court wades into Florida-Georgia water war."
"Texas nominee for federal court at odds with Trump on birthright citizenship; Last month, President Donald Trump said he is nominating Dallas attorney James Ho to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Years of his writing show a strong interest by Ho in the thorny issue of birthright citizenship": Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Mitch McConnell Is Keeping The Senate Rule That Lets Dems Block Trump's Judges; The GOP leader may not personally be a fan of blue slips, but he's not getting rid of them, says his spokesman": Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost has this report.
Just a few minutes before that HuffPost report appeared online, Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim of Politico.com reported that "McConnell ratchets up judicial wars -- again; The Senate leader wants to end the long-running practice of giving home-state senators sign-off on court nominees."
"Companies Ask Supreme Court to Hear Gay-Rights Case; Apple, Cigna among dozens of businesses at odds with Trump administration's view": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court 2016 Statutory Term in Review: Perry v. MSPB, Punctuating Adverbial and Adjectival Phrases, and the Beach Boys." Asher Steinberg has this lengthy but interesting post at his "The Narrowest Grounds" blog.
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman