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Thursday, December 7, 2017

"What If the Courts Were Filled With 'Little Scalias'? A recent book of the justice's speeches shows why great thinkers are needed, regardless of their politics." Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 11:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Janus-Faced: The Trump administration declares war on public sector unions." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ambiguities and Agency Cases: Reflections after (almost) Ten Years on the Bench." Sixth Circuit Judge Raymond M. Kethledge will have this essay forthcoming this month in the Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc.
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Supreme Court has the chance to end the death penalty. They should take it." The Los Angeles Times has published this editorial.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Meet the couple behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case": Julie Compton of NBC News has this report.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Here are the three women Gov. John Hickenlooper will choose from to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court; Marcy Glenn of Denver, Melissa Hart of Denver and Pattie P. Swift of Alamosa are the three finalists": Jesse Paul of The Denver Post has this report.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court of Canada chief justice hears final case, fights back tears; Beverley McLachlin, first woman to hold top post, retires after 28 years": Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon of CBC News has this report.

As luck would have it, the final case presents a challenge to the manner in which Canadians are allowed to purchase beer. You can access news coverage of the case here, here, and here.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman



Programming note: In a few moments, I am going to be heading to Princeton, New Jersey to attend this "Scalia Speaks" roundtable discussion event at Princeton University. As a result, additional posts will appear here tonight.

Update: The Princeton "Scalia Speaks" event was a pleasure to attend. Each of the panelists was wonderful, the moderator was very knowledgeable and had obvious affection for the book, and attendees from the large audience asked excellent questions once questions were invited.

Speaking of the program's participants, it was a pleasure to meet law professor Rachel E. Barkow, co-editor Christopher J. Scalia, and moderator Matthew J. Franck. It was also great to see co-editor Ed Whalen again.
Posted at 03:08 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Next Nominee to the Supreme Court": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 03:06 PM by Howard Bashman


"A Dialogue on Whether Wedding Cake and Wedding Cake-Baking Are Speech": Asher Steinberg has this post at his blog, "The Narrowest Grounds."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Unanimous 9th Circuit Panel, in Opinion by Judge Bybee, Upholds Montana Law Barring Judicial Candidates from Seeking, Accepting, or Using Political Party Endorsements": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Baking Chaos: Masterpiece Cakeshop Argument Misses the Mark; The oral arguments may sow confusion in other areas like the Trump travel ban." Law professor Andrew Koppelman has this essay online at The American Prospect.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"Texans Willett and Ho move closer to seat on powerful appeals court": Katie Leslie of The Dallas Morning News has this report.

And Don Walton of The Lincoln Journal Star reports that "Grasz nomination moves to full Senate on split party vote."
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"The New Travel Ban Is an Abomination. Why Have We Stopped Caring?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay complaining (among other things) about "seemingly worn-out advocates" online at Slate.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"How Justice Kennedy Fell for a Right-Wing Meme: In a big gay rights case, the Supreme Court's swing vote appeared swayed by the idea that Christians are the real victims of oppression." Stephanie Russell-Kraft has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 11:46 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Cake Is Just the Beginning: Justice Gorsuch's radical First Amendment theory could sabotage civil rights law." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman


On the agenda: Later this afternoon, I am planning to attend this "Scalia Speaks" roundtable discussion event at Princeton University.
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman


"When the Truth Is Unconstitutional": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman






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