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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

“Harris reinvigorates effort to frame election around abortion rights; Democrats view Vice President Harris as a more effective messenger on abortion than President Biden”: Rachel Roubein and Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post have this report.

And Erika Edwards and Bracey Harris of NBC News report that “Harris’ frank talk about abortion and its impact on women’s health might energize voters; Republicans could be forced to revisit the topic of abortion if Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the Democratic nominee for president.”

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman



“Kamala Harris said 19 words in 2018 that taught us all we need to know. Curious about what kind of candidate she’ll be? Her dismantling of Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing is worth a rewatch.” Columnist Monica Hesse has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 4:09 PM by Howard Bashman



“$30 million gift will fund center to push for Supreme Court overhaul; Private equity investor Jim Kohlberg will fund research, public outreach and policy advocacy on the Supreme Court, through the Brennan Center for Justice”: Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 3:44 PM by Howard Bashman



“The Federal Judiciary Is Looking the Other Way On Workplace Sexual Harassment; As it turns out, a wildly unethical judiciary thinks itself above the law in more ways than one”: Madiba K. Dennie has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:40 PM by Howard Bashman



“Can Biden top Trump’s number of judicial appointments?” Russell Wheeler has this post online at The Brookings Institution.

Posted at 3:26 PM by Howard Bashman



“Donna Adelson back in court as her trial in Dan Markel’s murder nears”: Elena Barrera of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman



Monday, July 22, 2024

“Tossing Trump’s case was risky for Judge Cannon — at least for now; Judge Aileen Cannon sidestepped key legal rulings to find that special counsel Jack Smith was improperly appointed to investigate Donald Trump”: Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:46 PM by Howard Bashman



“Bush Extends Olive Branch to Senate Democrats; But new era of good feelings doesn’t last long”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman



“Judicial Notice (07.21.24): Lady Maga? J.D. Vance’s high-powered spouse, a Ninth Circuit judge’s benchslap of his colleagues, a big-ticket deal in legal tech, and Willkie’s winning ways.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 4:37 PM by Howard Bashman



“9th Circuit’s Unusually Low Reversal Rate This Supreme Court Term Doesn’t Tell Full Story”: Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 4:05 PM by Howard Bashman



“SCOTUS Doesn’t Have To Be This Way; One of the world’s most respected jurists compares the US Supreme Court to the most widely cited western democratic high court — Canada’s”: You can access the new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman



“Trump is poised to bypass his legal woes thanks to judges he appointed; The string of victories reflects luck and timing”: Kyle Cheney of Politico has this report.

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“Why Yale Law Is So Good at Producing Reactionaries Like JD Vance: The tiny, liberal program accounts for a surprising number of conservative politicians and Supreme Court justices.” Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman



Friday, July 19, 2024

“Republican Attorneys General Just Want the Supreme Court to Make Them Feel Good; Red-state officials keep filing dubious lawsuits that invoke the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction, hoping their ideological allies will resolve partisan disagreements in their favor”: Joshua Perry has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman



Thursday, July 18, 2024

“You may not know the name, but Bill Baird is the ‘father’ of birth control”: Jeffrey Fleishman of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman



Wednesday, July 17, 2024

“Biden may endorse big Supreme Court reforms. Do term limits for justices have a chance?” David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Conservatives slam reports of Biden Supreme Court overhaul, call it a legal ‘coup’; Term limits, mandatory ethics rules denounced by advocates.”

And Zachary B. Wolf of CNN has a news analysis headlined “Biden’s 41-year evolution on Supreme Court reform.”

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman



“Judge declines to alter sentences for Mobile doctors who got Supreme Court victory”: Brendan Kirby of WALA in Mobile, Alabama has this report.

Posted at 9:30 PM by Howard Bashman



“Fox News Poll: Supreme Court approval rating drops to record low; 45% think the court is too conservative, a new high.” Victoria Balara of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman



“The Smearing of Judge Aileen Cannon: Commentators on the left trash her thorough and scholarly decision in the classified-documents case.” James Burnham and William Levi will have this op-ed in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman



Tuesday, July 16, 2024

“Usha Vance, wife of Trump’s VP pick J.D. Vance, is a lawyer and Yale graduate; Usha Vance, the child of Indian immigrants and raised in San Diego, clerked for Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and has degrees from Yale and Cambridge”: Adela Suliman of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman



“What Does the Path Forward for Stalled 3rd Circuit Nominee Adeel Mangi Look Like? Some court watchers say Senate Democratic leaders could schedule a vote around possible Republican absences to achieve Adeel Mangi’s confirmation.” Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 5:31 PM by Howard Bashman



“Biden set to announce support for major Supreme Court changes; Plans include proposals for legislation to establish term limits for the justices and an enforceable ethics code”: Tyler Pager and Michael Scherer of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 5:28 PM by Howard Bashman