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Friday, June 1, 2018

“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: Boo-Hoo, Daniel Epps!” Aaron Nielson has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Given how difficult it is to cover either the U.S. Supreme Court or the D.C. Circuit, it’s a good thing that no one individual is attempting to cover, at least to some degree, all things appellate — and for 16+ years no less.

Posted at 3:46 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit judge calls for a vote to rehear en banc that court’s order appointing a special prosecutor to defend the district court’s denial of Joseph M. Arpaio’s request for vacatur of his criminal contempt conviction: You can access today’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which requests briefing on whether en banc review is merited, at this link.

My initial coverage of the Ninth Circuit’s order concluding that a special prosecutor should be appointed can be accessed here.

Update: In news coverage of today’s order, Josh Gerstein of Politico has a blog post titled “Mystery judge challenges plan for special prosecutor in Arpaio appeal.”

Posted at 1:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Gorsuch writing separately: Page length more than opinion numbers (so far).” Andrew Hamm has this post at “SCOTUSblog.”

Posted at 11:12 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum — Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit”: Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, “The Vetting Room.”

Posted at 9:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Blockbuster term: Justices could determine limits of courts’ ability to check Trump administration; Gerrymandering, First Amendment protections, and Trump’s tweets on Supreme Court’s docket.” Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Liberals’ worst nightmare: a second supreme court pick for Trump; A future conservative nominee could affect issues ranging from women’s reproductive health to LGBT rights”: Sabrina Siddiqui of The Guardian (UK) has this report.

Posted at 8:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Carlos A. Samour Jr., who presided over Aurora theater shooting trial, chosen for Colorado Supreme Court seat; Samour is the chief district judge in the 18th Judicial District, which covers Arapahoe and Douglas counties”: Jesse Paul of The Denver Post has this report.

Posted at 8:46 AM by Howard Bashman

“Union Activity Ramps Up in Advance of Supreme Court Decision; Unions, conservative groups race to reach members before high court rules on case that could make it easy for public-sector workers to stop paying dues”: Kris Maher of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 8:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“As Gov. Jerry Brown ponders a California Supreme Court vacancy, one of his earlier appointees defies expectations”: Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has an article that begins, “Justice Leondra R. Kruger, the youngest California Supreme Court justice in modern history, had just given birth.”

Posted at 8:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“From heroin in rental car trunk to stolen motorcycle, Supreme Court defends privacy rights”: Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:33 AM by Howard Bashman