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Friday, November 17, 2017

"Sitting Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women": Seth A. Richardson of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.

And Marty Schladen and Randy Ludlow of The Columbus Dispatch report that "O'Neill discloses 50 lovers, decries media hysteria over sexual harassment."
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"Trump Adds Five to List of Potential Supreme Court Picks": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
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"Four Thoughts on the Briefing in Carpenter v. United States": Orin Kerr has this post at the "Lawfare" blog.
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"Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court": Sharon Otterman will have this interesting article in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
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"President Donald J. Trump's Supreme Court List": The White House posted this document online today.
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"Neil Gorsuch reflects on 'surreal' court tenure": Ariane de Vogue of has this report.
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"Why is the American Bar Association changing how it reviews potential judges? Experience, not ideology, is what the ABA should focus on." Ronald A. Cass has this essay online at The Washington Post.
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"Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez Ends in Mistrial": Nick Corasaniti and Nate Schweber have this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.
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"Former inmate gets second chance from state Supreme Court": Andrew Binion of The Kitsap (Wash.) Sun has this report.

Austin Jenkin of Northwest Public Radio reports that "Prison Inmate Turned Law Graduate Gets Day In Court In Fight To Become Lawyer."

And online at The Atlantic, Josh Jacobs has an article headlined "Why It's Difficult for Former Inmates to Become Lawyers; State bar associations often have ambiguous character requirements that preclude their admission."
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Conservative group with major role in picking Trump judicial nominees proposes court-packing scheme; They aren't even being subtle": Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.

The essay reports on a memorandum written by law professor Steven G. Calabresi and Shams Hirji titled "Proposed Judgeship Bill."

Earlier this week, Calabresi and Hirji had an essay titled "Republicans Should Expand the Federal Courts; Judges face a 'crisis in volume' -- and Trump would appoint the new ones" online at National Review.
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"Grassley shouldn't be Trump's errand boy in takeover of courts; Grassley should stand up for justice, independence": The Des Moines Register has published this editorial.
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"Trump's Flurry Of Judge Appointments Will Reshape Judiciary": That was the title of Wednesday's broadcast of "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook on WBUR Radio. You can listen to the audio via this link.
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"Wireless carriers on mute as U.S. top court hears big privacy case": Lawrence Hurley and Dustin Volz of Reuters have this report.
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"Gorsuch takes victory lap at Federalist dinner": Josh Gerstein of has this report.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Grassley schedules judicial hearings despite 'blue slip' concerns; Hearing for David Stras and Kyle Duncan set for Nov. 29": Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Stephen Montemayor of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that "U.S. Senate will proceed with stalled nomination of Minnesota's Stras for Appeals Court; Over Sen. Al Franken's objections, panel to go ahead with judge nomination hearing."

And Bryn Stole of The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisana reports that "Federal Fifth Circuit nominee from Louisiana to get hearing, despite lack of endorsement from Sen. John Kennedy."
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"This ex-Fidelity worker won at the Supreme Court. Now a Boston jury will decide if she is a true whistle-blower." Columnist Shirley Leung has this essay online at The Boston Globe.
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"Snyder expected to name Chief Legal Counsel Beth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court": Paul Egan of The Detroit Free Press has this report.
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"She's fought gerrymandering and voter ID. Now she wants a NC Supreme Court seat." Anne Blythe of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.
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"Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say": Yuki Noguchi had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
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"Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to speak at Stockton": Claire Lowe of The Atlantic City Press has this report.
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"Trudeau's Supreme Court pick tangled in race, gender politics": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe & Mail has this news analysis.
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"Democrats Just Lost One Of The Only Ways They Could Block Trump's Judicial Nominees": Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report.
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"Grassley rips up 'blue slip' for a pair of Trump court picks": Seung Min Kim of has this report.
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"As judiciary nominees come quick, Democrats cry foul": David Shortell of has this report.
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"Same-sex marriage foes stick together despite long odds": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
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"Senate quickens pace of approving Trump judicial picks": Andrew Chung of Reuters has this report.
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Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann and Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton spoke at the National Constitution Center earlier today about "Federal Judges, Statutory Construction, and Federalism": You can view the video of the discussion on YouTube via this link.
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"Hargan v. Garza And The (Near) Future Of Abortion Access": Leah Litman has this post at the "Take Care" blog.
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"Free speech at the Supreme Court: The justices dive into new abortion controversy; Can a state require pro-life pregnancy centres to alert women of government-funded abortions?" Steven Mazie has this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.
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"ABA committee member provides context to 'you guys' comment in Grasz interview": Debra Cassens Weiss has this post online at ABA Journal.
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"Late Discovered Conflicts at SCOTUS Show Need for New Checks": Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Texan Don Willett grilled by Senate Democrats at judicial hearing": Maria Recio of The Austin American-Statesman has this report.
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"6th Circ. Reverses Contempt Ruling In Gym Users' Fee Suit": Dave Simpson of has this report (subscription required for full access) on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
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"Two more women describe unwanted overtures by Roy Moore at Alabama mall": Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard, and Alice Crites of The Washington Post have this report.
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"Texans Willett and Ho grilled by Democrats for appeals court posts": Nicole Cobler of The Dallas Morning News has this report.

Kevin Diaz of The Houston Chronicle reports that "Senate Democrats look askance at Justice Don Willett's tweet on transgender teen."

Douglas Ernst of The Washington Times reports that "Patrick Leahy says bacon joke by Trump judicial nominee is same-sex marriage 'attack.'"

Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune reports that "Don Willett defends controversial tweets as jokes at confirmation hearing before U.S. Senate."

Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost reports that "Trump Court Pick Says He Was Joking When He Compared Gay Marriage To Marrying Bacon."

And at The Weekly Standard, Jenna Lifhits has a post titled "Willett Ever Stop? Democrats grill a popular judicial nominee over his Twitter jokes."
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