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Saturday, January 20, 2018

"Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Legality of Current Trump Travel Ban; Case gives justices chance to resolve issues that have been hotly contested since Trump took office": Brent Kendall has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case."

And Ariane de Vogue of reports that "Supreme Court to hear travel ban 3.0 challenge in April."
Posted at 08:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judiciary Open During Government Shutdown": The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today.
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman

Friday, January 19, 2018

"Senate Republicans Steamroll Judicial Process; 'Advice' dwindles in the GOP's rush for judges": Todd Ruger has this cover story in the current issue of CQ Magazine.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Watchdog must revisit complaint of Delta discrimination against obese people: Supreme Court." Jim Bronskill of The Canadian Press has this report.

And CBC News reports that "Supreme Court orders 2nd look at complaint about airline bumping obese passengers; Canadian Transportation Agency had refused to investigate 2014 Gabor Lukacs's complaint because he isn't obese."

You can access today's 6-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Trump's Supreme Court justice will speak to N.J. college students": Adam Clark of NJ Advance Media has a report that begins, "The first Supreme Court justice appointed by President Donald Trump will speak at Stockton University next week."
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor at work after health scare": Josh Gerstein and Lorraine Woellert of have this report.

Ariane de Vogue and Veronica Stracqualursi of report that "Paramedics called to Justice Sonia Sotomayor's house for low blood sugar".

And Reuters reports that "Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor."
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in one new case.

In early news coverage, Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that "Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump's Latest Travel Ban."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court to rule on Trump's powers to ban foreign travelers."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court to issue final verdict on Trump travel ban."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump travel ban."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Supreme Court to Review Trump's Travel Ban."
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ninth Circuit Shines Light on Feds' Spying Equipment": Matthew Renda of Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman

Thursday, January 18, 2018

"The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Uphold The Decision To End DACA; The Justice Department wants the high court to hear the case soon and settle the matter by the end of June": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"The El Salvador Tragedy": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: The meetings that I have been attending to plan the substantive content of this November's Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Atlanta will wrap-up this morning. Shortly thereafter, I will be traveling back to Philadelphia from Atlanta. As a result, additional posts will appear here later today.

As always while I am traveling, more frequent appellate-related retweets are likely to appear on this blog's Twitter feed. Act soon to be among the first 10,000 to follow this blog on Twitter.
Posted at 07:08 AM by Howard Bashman

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

"Sex for sale is not a constitutional right, court rules": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

And at's "Hit & Run" blog, Elizabeth Nolan Brown has a post titled "No Right to Earn a Living Via Prostitution, Says Federal Court; 'There is no constitutional rights to engage in illegal employment,' rules the 9th Circuit court."

You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit Judge John K. Bush today issued his first two published opinions: You can access the opinions here and here. Someone on Twitter even considers one of the two opinions to be important.
Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Trump Taps 5th Circ. Judge To Be Ambassador To Argentina": Dorothy Atkins of has a report (subscription required for full access) that begins, "President Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday he intends to nominate Fifth Circuit Judge Edward C. Prado to be the United States' ambassador to the Argentine Republic, citing his 35 years of experience as a federal judge."
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Will Not Release Tapes Of Trial Over California's Prop 8 Until At Least 2020; The fight over whether and when the public will be able to see the trial over the state's marriage amendment will continue into the next decade": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court hears congressional gerrymandering case": Steve Esack of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has this report.

Charles Thompson of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reports that "Pa. Supreme Court takes on Pennsylvania's Congressional maps case."

Mark Scolforo of The Associated Press reports that "Justices ponder throwing out Pennsylvania congressional map."

David DeKok of Reuters reports that "Pennsylvania court could order new congressional map before 2018 midterms."

And Sam Levine of HuffPost reports that "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appears Open To Striking Down Gerrymandered Map; The justices struggled during oral arguments to determine what a fix could look like, especially with the midterm elections coming up this year."
Posted at 10:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"With prison on hold, former Pa. AG Kathleen Kane appeals perjury conviction": Craig R. McCoy of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Skeptical of Lawyer's Conduct in Death Penalty Case": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court struggles with murder suspect's denial."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Justices lean toward death row inmate in dispute with lawyer."

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in McCoy v. Louisiana, No. 16-8255.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Attorney general sides with archdiocese in battle over Christmas bus ads": Ann E. Marimow has this article in today's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Superior native serves as Virginia solicitor general": Shelley Nelson of The Superior (Wis.) Telegram has this report.
Posted at 09:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Dangerous Supreme Court Case Nobody Is Talking About: NIFLA v. Becerra has huge implications for free speech, religious freedom, and the pro-life cause." David French has this essay online at National Review.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting": Nicole Raz has this front page article in today's edition of The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Posted at 08:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"'A lot of people are protected because of our loss': A Utah woman's death set legal precedent, but her family still feels the pain of her absence; Salt Lake City lawyer honored for his role in seat belt safety case." Pamela Manson of The Salt Lake Tribune has an article that begins, "More than 15 years after his wife died in a car crash, and long after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a precedent-setting decision on seat belt safety requirements in a lawsuit over her death, Delbert Ondi Williamson still struggles."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Twitter's Not a Great Place for Legal Advice; Even 280 characters are not enough to provide the clarity needed": Online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay that begins, "We have our first confirmed federal Twitter judge, Judge Don Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit."
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court to consider whether lawyer can proclaim guilt over client's objection": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"If SCOTUS finds SEC ALJ appointments unconstitutional, what happens to tainted cases?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Justice Department Is Going Straight To The Supreme Court To Try To Stop DACA Revival": Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pregnant immigrant teen seeking abortion is released from government custody": Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Lot at Stake: Amicus Filers 2017/2018." Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: This afternoon I will be traveling to Atlanta, where on Wednesday and Thursday I will be attending meetings of the Appellate Judges Education Institute's Education Committee to plan the programming for the 2018 AJEI Summit, which will take place in Atlanta this November. I was originally planning to travel to Atlanta on Wednesday, but I was able to move my departure free-of-charge to today to avoid any travel-related disruptions arising from the snowstorm expected in Philadelphia tonight through tomorrow morning.

Additional posts will appear here this evening.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Pennsylvania Could Be On The Verge Of Dealing Partisan Gerrymandering A Big Blow; The state Supreme Court could order new congressional maps before the end of the month": Sam Levine of HuffPost has this report.
Posted at 09:36 AM by Howard Bashman

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases. In addition, the court dismissed two direct appeals for lack of jurisdiction.
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: The Middle Chapters." Aaron Nielson has this post at the "Notice & Comment" blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.
Posted at 09:26 AM by Howard Bashman

Monday, January 15, 2018

"House Judiciary should investigate Supreme Court": The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail has published this editorial.
Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide if state congressional district map is a partisan gerrymander": Lindsay Lazarski of WHYY has this report.
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman

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