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Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Time to Protect Abortion Rights From 'Undue Burden'": Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, "Jost on Justice."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Donald Trump says GOP leaders risk loss of Supreme Court": Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times has this report.
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Is Ducey trying to stack the Supreme Court?" Columnist EJ Montini has this essay online at The Arizona Republic.
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Jane Kelly Supreme Court nomination could pressure Grassley": Grant Rodgers of The Des Moines Register has this report.
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Culture Rot . . . Or 'The Dusty SCOTUS Pop-Culture References of Yore.'" Aaron Nielson has this blog post today at the Yale Journal on Regulation.
Posted at 08:04 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Harriet Miers nomination papers set for release": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post that begins, "As Washington is rapt by a Supreme Court standoff, the National Archives is preparing to release a trove of records pertaining to the last round of high court drama: President George W. Bush's failed nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers in 2005."
Posted at 07:46 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Potential high court nominee Nguyen inspired by her family": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

My list of the dozen federal appellate judges who I currently view as the most engaging and talented opinion writers: Contained in my article titled "Secrets of Great Appellate Writing," published in the March 2016 edition of "Appellate Issues," a publication of the American Bar Association Judicial Division's Council of Appellate Lawyers.

There are in fact 13 jurists on that list, but sadly one passed away three weeks ago.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Same-sex marriage: Finally settled in Alabama?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Alabama Supreme Court order appears at this link.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Canada's Catholic hospitals in a tough spot on assisted death": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has an article that begins, "It started with a Supreme Court ruling that government could not criminalize doctor-assisted death. Now, a parliamentary committee is recommending that all publicly funded health-care institutions provide the service, and major Catholic hospitals such as St. Paul's in Vancouver and St. Joseph's in Hamilton are drawing a line in the sand against it."
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Harvard Law to Abandon Crest Linked to Slavery": Anemona Hartocollis has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Ted Cruz Promoted Himself and Conservative Causes as Texas' Solicitor General": Jonathan Mahler has this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Three More Judges Said to Be Vetted for Supreme Court": Julie Hirschfeld Davis has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Secrets of Great Appellate Writing": That's the title of my contribution to the March 2016 edition of "Appellate Issues," a publication of the American Bar Association Judicial Division's Council of Appellate Lawyers.
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Appeals court denies 'Whitey' Bulger's bid for new trial": Bob McGovern of The Boston Herald has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects ex-gangster Whitey Bulger's bid for new trial."

Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson wrote today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 09:07 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Rebecca Bradley leaves arguments early to speak to business group": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, "Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley cut out of oral arguments last week so she could give a political speech to the state's chamber of commerce -- a group that has spent heavily in the past backing conservative candidates."

And The Associated Press reports that "Bradley left Supreme Court early for speech."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"The Supreme Court Doesn't Need a Hero Right Now": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court stays Fifth Circuit's stay of federal district court's injunction against Louisiana's abortion regulations: You can access today's order of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.

In early coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court puts hold on Louisiana abortion clinic law."
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so." Jerry Markon of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Alabama Supreme Court dismisses petitions opposing gay marriage": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.

Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser reports that "Alabama Supreme Court dismisses same-sex marriage suits."

And The Associated Press reports that "Alabama court refuses to defy Supreme Court on gay marriage."

You can access today's order of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and the separate opinions accompanying it, at this link.
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Tribute: The Justice who said he hated writing." William Jay has this guest post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"A Jurisprudence of Doubt & Undue Burdens: Why Deciding Not To Decide in Whole Woman's Health Would Be A Mistake." Leah Litman has this post at Casetext.
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"'Docs v. Glocks' Judge Wilson Doesn't Dissent Lightly": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 01:55 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

Shirley Phelps-Roper wins today in the Eighth Circuit: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Ex-senator who pleaded guilty in sex sting loses appeal": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"For Merrick Garland, possible nominee status is nothing new": Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Remembering Justice Scalia": Harvard Law School has posted this video on YouTube.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

Access online the audio of this week's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments: Via this link.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Harvard Law School committee recommends retiring controversial seal": Steve Annear of The Boston Globe has this report.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Law School Committee Recommends Seal Change": The Harvard Crimson has an article that begins, "A committee tasked with re-considering Harvard Law School's seal in light of its ties to slavery recommended Friday that the Harvard Corporation revoke the emblem's status as the school's official symbol."

And Harvard Law Today reports that "Law School committee recommends retiring current shield."

You can access online a memo from Harvard Law School's dean and the committee's recommendation.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg Walked All Over Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law; She and the other women on the Supreme Court were on fire": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Court: Death of cows at Walkersville dairy farm cannot be blamed on fireworks." Brandi Bottalico of The Frederick (Md.) News-Post has this report on a ruling that the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued on Monday.

The court's opinion begins, "In this case, we address whether noise emanating from the discharge of a fireworks display constitutes an abnormally dangerous activity, which would warrant the imposition of strict liability."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Maryland's highest court hears arguments over Porter testimony in Freddie Gray cases": Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton have this front page article in today's edition of The Baltimore Sun.

Reuters reports that "Maryland high court takes up key issue in Freddie Gray death."

And The Associated Press reports that "Maryland's high court hears arguments in Freddie Gray case."

You can view the video of yesterday's oral argument in the Court of Appeals of Maryland -- that state's highest court -- via this link, featuring Maryland's high court judges in that state's deep red judicial robes with white neck bands. The history of Maryland's red judicial robes is described in this obituary.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"It's OK to Laugh at the Supreme Court": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Although, as the essay explains, it's permissible to laugh at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court would prefer that you were laughing with it.
Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Wacky Week for Supreme Court Oral Arguments": Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this report.

This afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court will finally make the audio of this week's oral arguments available for everyone's listening pleasure via this link.
Posted at 10:16 AM by Howard Bashman



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