How Appealing

Friday, June 8, 2018

“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: The Irons Footnote.” Aaron Nielson has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks”: Abby Goodnough, Robert Pear, and Charlie Savage of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 9:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Ethics Committee Issues Guidance to Judges who give Educational Presentations to Specialty Bar Associations”: The California Courts Newsroom of the Judicial Council of California has issued this news release. You can access the formal Judicial Ethics Opinion at this link.

Posted at 1:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fla. Supreme Court Tries To Sort Out Facebook Friends”: Jim Saunders of the News Service of Florida has a report that begins, “In a dispute about whether a Miami-Dade County judge should be disqualified from a case, Florida Supreme Court justices grappled Thursday with a basic, but seemingly complicated, question: Are Facebook friends different from other types of friends?”

Mike Vasilinda of Florida’s Capitol News Service has a report headlined “Can lawyers and judges involved in the same case be Facebook friends?

And Michael Moline of Florida Politics reports that “Supreme Court hears arguments over judge’s Facebook friendship with attorney.”

Posted at 1:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Let Me Live My Faith Again; The justices affirmed that I don’t have to violate my beliefs to work as a cake artist”: Jack Phillips has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Department Urges Court To Declare ACA’s Individual Mandate Unconstitutional; As a result, protections for pre-existing conditions and other limits on premiums should be struck down as well, DOJ argues”: Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

Today is #AppellateTwitter day, and to commemorate it several appellate judges are answering questions posed to them on Twitter: Today is the two-year anniversary of the creation of the hashtag #Appellatetwitter. At some later point, the “T” in the hashtag’s second word began to appear as capitalized.

Becoming a member of #AppellateTwitter is easy. There is no test. You don’t have to beat a #SCOTUS superstar in an appeal decided by your regional federal appellate court. Rather, just join Twitter, which perhaps you have already done, and begin using and following the hashtag. And if you are already on Twitter or decide to join, you can also follow this blog’s Twitter feed.

Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman

“Just How Indefensible Does an Argument in a Government Brief Have to Be to Cause All the Career Litigators in Federal Programs to Withdraw from the Case?” Marty Lederman has this post at the “Balkinization” blog.

Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“How Birth Certificates Are Being Weaponized Once Again: A century ago, birth certificates were used to segregate the South; Today, they’re being used to impose binary identities on transgender people.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 8:35 AM by Howard Bashman