Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"The Meaning of the Three Emoluments Clauses in the U.S. Constitution: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of American English, 1760-1799." James Cleith Phillips and Sara White have posted this paper on SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court: Law against encouraging illegal immigration could violate First Amendment." Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Posner's Opinions Tell A Tale Of Feline Love": Ed Beeson of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access).
"State of the American Judiciary: Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick talked about the federal and state judiciaries." Earlier this year, Justice Clint Bolick of the Supreme Court of Arizona spoke to the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley. You can view the video of his remarks via C-SPAN at this link.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman
"Scalia's Constitution: Essays On Law And Education." Last Friday, the Hoover Institution hosted this event, featuring law professor Amy Wax as a panelist, in Washington DC. You can watch the event online, on-demand via C-SPAN at this link.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"How Erwin Chemerinsky plans to push Berkeley Law into the nation's top 5 law schools; 'This is where I plan to spend the rest of my academic career'": Ani Vahradyan of The Daily Californian has this report.
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman
"Dianne Feinstein had to ask Trump's judge nominee about religion. Stop the attacks." Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this essay online at The Sacramento Bee.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman
Monday, September 18, 2017
"Judicial Conflicts and Voting Agreement: Evidence from Interruptions at Oral Argument." Law professor Tonja Jacobi and Kyle Rozema have posted this paper at SSRN.
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Supreme Court Didn't See E-Commerce Coming: But it now has a chance to fix a mistake that costs states billions in sales taxes." Law professor Daniel Hemel has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Wedding Cakes, Urinals, and Other Art": Michael Dorf has this post at "Dorf on Law."
Posted at 07:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"Houston looks to Supreme Court to resolve same-sex marriage benefits fight; The city of Houston is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the Texas Supreme Court in which the court suggested a landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage does not fully address the right to marriage benefits": Alexa Ura of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"How America's judges became feudal lords": Edward Morrissey has this essay online at The Week.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Briarcliff schools, U.S. Supreme Court have rare bond": The Journal News of White Plains, New York has this report.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Should a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense? A dialogue on legal pragmatism and finding the 'sensible' decision." Slate has posted online this jurisprudence essay, consisting of a conversation between former Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner and Senior U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.), moderated by Joel Cohen.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Posner's new book is bananas, but you might want it anyway": Matthew Stiegler has this post at his "CA3blog."
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"AG Schimel Announces Addition of Sopen Shah to Office of Solicitor General": The Wisconsin Department of Justice issued this news release today.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"A Primer on The Government's Participation Before the Supreme Court at the Start of the 2017 Term": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"When Beliefs and Identities Clash in Court: The Supreme Court may not be the right place to settle the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which pits marriage equality against religious freedom." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to Supreme Court": Andrew Chung of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:57 AM by Howard Bashman
Sunday, September 17, 2017
"When Affirmative Action Isn't Enough": Dana Goldstein of The New York Times has this article, which includes a quote from law professor Amy Wax.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Our Constitution Wasn't Built for This": Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman has this essay in the SundayReview section of today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why the Court Can't Decide Masterpiece Bakery": Eric Segall has this post at "Dorf on Law."
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Sandy Springs' adult business battles inch closer to Supreme Court appeal": John Ruch of Reporter Newspapers of Sandy Springs, Georgia has an article that begins, "Is the city's crackdown on adult businesses a legitimate fight against crime or an unconstitutional violation of civil liberties? After decade-long legal battles, that question is inching closer to being asked directly to the U.S. Supreme Court."
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman
Saturday, September 16, 2017
"Ninth Circuit Eases Time for Appeal of Class Certification Rulings": Amanda Bronstad of The Recorder has an article that begins, "In a case over a purported aphrodisiac dietary supplement that promised 'animal magnetism,' the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, splitting with nearly half the country's federal appellate courts on a matter of first impression, decided that an appeal of class decertification was timely even though a reconsideration motion went beyond a deadline set in the federal rules."
"Cake Is His 'Art.' So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple?" Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Was Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio Unconstitutional? A small group of lawyers are fighting to find out." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Arrest the American Islamic State Fighter; The U.S. courts are the best place to try someone who took up arms against the country": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Gerrymandering Goes Back to Court: As is so often the case, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick. Lithwick's guest is law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog."
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court's coming high-drama disputes could come down to a 'court of one'": Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner has this report.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman
Friday, September 15, 2017
"How First Amendment Battles Are Shaping Up in the Social Media Age: As technology outpaces the laws that seek to govern its use, questions are being raised about who can control the flow of information and how, exactly, the freedoms of speech and petition come into play." Ashley Cullins has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Monkey Selfie 'Settlement' Doesn't Actually Settle Much; The case isn't quite over, and the real controversy is just beginning": Eriq Gardner has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Local activist wins free speech case in state supreme court": Jennifer Stockinger of The Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch has this report.
Matt McKinney of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has an article headlined "State Supreme Court ruling reverses disorderly conduct conviction of Little Falls woman; 'I feel like justice was finally served,' said Robin Hensel, whose removal at a City Council meeting was at the heart of the court's decision."
Tyler Jensen of The Morrison County (Minn.) Record reports that "Supreme Court overturns Hensel's disorderly conduct conviction."
And Minnesota Public Radio reports that "MN Supreme Court throws out law against disorderly conduct at meetings."
"A conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on her love of law and landing 'the dream job'": Harvard Law Today has this report.
Harvard Law School has posted on YouTube "A conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan" featuring the law school's new dean, a former Scalia (and Bork) law clerk.
"Justice Alito Talks Free Speech, Invokes Dance-Rock at Dedication of USC Law School": Rodney Welch of the Free Times of Columbia, South Carolina has this report.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks at Clemson University": The Tiger, the student newspaper of Clemson University, has this report.
And at Clemson University's The Newsstand, Karen Land has an article headlined "Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspires during Clemson visit."