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Friday, July 21, 2017

"Circuit Court Nominees In The Trump Administration: The Latest News And Rumor (Part 1); What are the chances of these folks getting confirmed?" David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge: No connection to Adelsons in suspect's legal fees." Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Gary Fineout of The Associated Press has a report headlined "Judge: Florida woman may keep mum on who's paying legal fees."

And at "Above the Law," David Lat has a post titled "The Dan Markel Case: Wendi Adelson Finds A New Job; Any negative views people might have about Wendi Adelson haven't stopped her from landing a prominent post."
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"After Supreme Court Decision, People Race To Trademark Racially Offensive Words": Ailsa Chang had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 09:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ginsburg: Justices felt Trump travel ban 'too restrictive.'" Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Trump Can't Escape the States: No matter whom he fires or pardons, the president won't be able to hide from state attorneys general." Law professor Jed Handelsman Shugerman has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyers Aren't Wizards: There's no magic legal spell to remove Donald Trump from office. Americans are just going to have to stand up and fight his abuses of power." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Trump's Pardoning Himself Would Trash Constitution; A king might be above the law, but the president is not; This isn't even worth debating": Law profesor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 04:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"State of Kentucky must pay nearly $225,000 in legal fees for Kim Davis case": John Cheves of The Lexington Herald-Leader has this report.

Andrew Wolfson of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky reports that "Taxpayers on hook for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' fight against gay marriage."

And Adam Beam of The Associated Press reports that "Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court upholds Obama rule banning vaping on airplanes": Timothy Cama of The Hill has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Senior Circuit Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg -- who apparently knows a thing or two about smoking things other than traditional cigarettes -- issued a dissenting opinion.
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"If Trump Pardons, It Could Be a Crime": Law professors Daniel Hemel and Eric Posner have this essay online at The New York Times.

And Eric Posner also has a related blog post titled "If Trump pardons, it could be a crime; with further meta-legal implications."
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"AG Schimel Reports End-Of-Term Results for the Office of the Solicitor General": The Wisconsin Department of Justice issued this news release today.
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lady Hale becomes first woman president of UK Supreme Court": Frances Gibb of The Times of London has this report.

Haroon Siddique of The Guardian (UK) reports that "Brenda Hale appointed as UK supreme court's first female president; A champion of diversity in the judiciary, Lady Hale will take up role as head of the UK's highest court in October."

Lizzie Dearden of The Independent (UK) reports that "Baroness Hale of Richmond becomes first woman appointed as UK's most senior judge; Landmark appointment comes after judiciary statistics show women and ethnic minorities remain under represented."

Nick Enoch of The Daily Mail (UK) reports that "Baroness, 72, who said judges SHOULD be 'boring old farts' becomes the first woman to lead the Supreme Court."

BBC News reports that "Baroness Hale appointed as UK's first female top judge."

And the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has issued a news release titled "Lady Hale appointed next President of Supreme Court, alongside three new Justices."
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Brenda Hale to become supreme court's first female president -- reports; Lady Hale, who has long campaigned for greater diversity in the judiciary, is said to be taking up the role as three other supreme court posts are filled": Nicola Slawson of The Guardian (UK) has this report.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Louisville attorney John Bush confirmed 51-47 for seat on federal court of appeals": Andrew Wolfson of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky has this report.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Prisoner's Only Writing Machine": Daniel A. Gross has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Dark History of Defining 'Family'": Mae Ngai has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"A judiciary transformed at blazing speed": In today's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Ronald A. Klain has an op-ed that begins, "Progressives breathed a sigh of relief recently when Justice Anthony M. Kennedy decided to remain on the Supreme Court for presumably at least one more year. But no matter how long Kennedy stays, a massive transformation is underway in how our fundamental rights are defined by the federal judiciary."
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Protesters plan to show abortion on Jumbotron in downtown Louisville": Deborah Yetter and Tessa Weinberg of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky have this report, along with a related article headlined "Buffer zone sought at Louisville abortion clinic ahead of Operation Save America protests."
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery": The Associated Press has this report.

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that "Senate confirms John Bush, Trump's 6th Circuit Court pick."

You can view the official roll call vote tally approving the nominee by a vote of 51-to-47 at this link.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court's Junior Justice Has to Run the Cafeteria; Don't Eat There; Court tradition requires newcomers to serve on the cantina committee, field complaints about liberally salted oatmeal, conservative mayonnaise levels; Alito's pudding parfait predicament": Jess Bravin will have this front page article in Friday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sessions Vows to Stay on as Attorney General 'as Long as That Is Appropriate'": Eileen Sullivan and Rebecca R. Ruiz of The New York Times have this report.
Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Jones Day's Review of Business-Related Cases in the Supreme Court's October Term 2016": As noted in this news release, the Jones Day law firm has issued this white paper.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery; NARAL is pressuring five GOP senators to help sink John Bush's nomination": Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report.

Todd Ruger of Roll Call reports that "John Bush Nomination Exposes Partisan Divide; Kentucky jurist's anonymous blog posts brings up questions of temperament."

John Riley of Washington, DC's Metro Weekly reports that "Senate paves way for confirmation of anti-LGBTQ judge to 6th Circuit; LGBTQ groups alarmed at John K. Bush's stances on marriage equality and privacy, and his use of anti-gay slurs."

And Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress has an essay titled "Senate set to confirm unhinged right-wing blogger to powerful court: The Donald Trump of judges."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Will East Texas be able to keep patent cases, despite the Supreme Court? A single work-at-home salesman may be enough to push ahead with a patent trial." Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court building to get $1B rehab in 2023, well after systems risk failure; Building elements at risk of collapse before rehabilitation project can begin": Dean Beeby of CBC News has this report.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"We disrupted the U.S. Supreme Court to protest money in politics." Matt Kresling has this post at
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court and the Law of Motion": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Richard Cordray is running for Ohio governor, Supreme Court justice was told": Jeremy Pelzer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an article that begins, "Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is going to run for governor of Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill said he was told last week by a mutual friend."
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. appeals court voids Libor convictions of ex-London traders": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

This headline is mostly true -- "A Florida judge quoted 'Game Of Thrones' in his latest ruling on free speech": Except the author of the decision -- Eleventh Circuit Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum -- is female.

If only there were somewhere that people might look to avoid making an incorrect assumption about a judge's gender. And, for the record -- Batman fans notwithstanding -- Judge Rosenbaum can't even lay claim to having the most gender deceptive first name among current Eleventh Circuit judges.
Posted at 10:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Presidential Revisionism: The New York Times published the flimsiest defense of Trump's apparent emoluments violations yet." Gautham Rao and Jed Handelsman Shugerman have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Letting Obamacare Fail Would Break Trump's Oath: It's a violation of the Constitution to intentionally kill a valid law." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Prayer for the Real Victims: For Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court, the battle for Christians' religious liberty is one of the only fights that matters." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn't Have Hired Sessions": Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt, and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times have this report.
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman

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