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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

“US Supreme Court to hear age discrimination case against Mt. Lemmon Fire District”: Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has this report.

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh and the Mueller Investigation: What Do His Writings Really Say?” Benjamin Wittes has this post at the “Lawfare” blog.

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump high court pick Kavanaugh may face contentious cases soon”: Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung of Reuters have this report.

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh’s pro-democracy, let-the-people-govern-themselves vision”: Kenneth W. Starr has this essay online at The Washington Post.

And in other commentary available online from The Washington Post, columnist David Von Drehle has an essay titled “Poor Chuck Schumer.”

Michael Gerson has an essay titled “We’ve turned the justices into gods.”

Hugh Hewitt has an essay titled “Brett Kavanaugh is ‘John Roberts 2.0.’

Columnist Eugene Robinson has an essay titled “The two most consequential facts about Brett Kavanaugh.”

And columnist Dana Milbank has an essay titled “Yes, abortion is on Kavanaugh’s docket. But here’s what’s first.

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justices Should Be Elected: If the choosing of a nominee is so important to American democracy, then let’s cut back on the theatrics.” Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh Was a Mistake: Donald Trump picked the judge who’s most inclined to say the president can’t be indicted. Pro tip: That makes him look guilty.” Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Liberals and the Powerless Should Worry About a Kavanaugh Court”: Law professor Leah Litman has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Give Kavanaugh a Chance: Kudos to the Democratic senators who are keeping an open mind.” Law professor Daniel Hemel has this post at Medium.

Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats hope Obamacare fears will derail Kavanaugh as White House moves to soften his image”: Sarah D. Wire and Noah Bierman of The Los Angeles Times have this report.

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh’s Past — Political and Judicial — to Fuel Confirmation Debate; His career placed him amid wars of Bill Clinton and George Bush eras, even before he churned out opinions over 12 years on federal bench”: Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall will have this article in Wednesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘All a little misdirection’: Inside Trump’s sometimes wavering decision on Kavanaugh.” Ashley Parker and Robert Costa of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the carpool dad is one great guy.” Julie O’Brien has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

In today’s judicial confirmation news: A reader emails with regard to this post from earlier today:

You posted the news about Mark Bennett’s confirmation to the 9th Circuit. The vote was 72-27 (Sen McCain of course is ill). You might note the oddity that ALL 27 “no” votes were cast by GOP Senators. All Democrat Senators actually voted “yes.” Tell me when we’ll see that voting breakdown again! Keep up the great work.

Thanks to this reader for sharing this interesting observation.

Posted at 6:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deliver the change conservatives crave?” Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 6:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Expect Kavanaugh To Shift the Court Right. How Far No One Knows.” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 4:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Senate confirms former Hawaii Attorney General Mark Bennett to U.S. Court of Appeals”: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has this report.

And the Public Information office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today issued a news release titled “Senate Confirms Mark J. Bennett to Seat on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.”

You can access the official roll call tally of today’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Mark J. Bennett to the Ninth Circuit by a vote of 72-to-27 at this link.

Posted at 4:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh Resembles Roberts, But They’re Hardly Clones: The chief justice has encountered some buyers’ remorse, but that won’t stop the confirmation of Trump’s latest Supreme Court pick.” Ramesh Ponnuru has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 1:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court has spent most of his career in roles placing him at the epicenter of the conservative movement.” Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Kristina Peterson, Siobhan Hughes, and Natalie Andrews of The Wall Street Journal report that “Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Kicks Off Fights in Divided Senate; With health care and abortion rights at the center of the confirmation, focus would be on moderate Republicans and red-state Democrats.”

And in commentary, today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an editorial titled “Kavanaugh for the Court: Trump’s second nominee will be an intellectual leader on the bench.”

And also in today’s edition of that newspaper, Fred Barnes has an op-ed titled “Mitch McConnell Is the Master of Confirming Judges; He outmaneuvered Chuck Schumer last year, making the path clearer for this year’s high court nominee.”

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s clerk: He was a wonderful boss and a fair-minded judge; Judge Kavanaugh is more than an impeccable, dedicated jurist; He’s a good man who values diversity and works hard to understand every viewpoint.” Caroline Van Zile has this essay online at USA Today.

And also online at USA Today, law professor Justin Levitt has an essay titled “For progressives, there’s a bright side to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination; Conservatives have been more motivated than liberals by the Supreme Court; We need to vote more in every election to make up for lost time.”

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘I will oppose him with everything I’ve got,’ Schumer says as Democrats prepare to fight Kavanaugh”: Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post has this report.

Moriah Balingit of The Washington Post reports that “With Brett Kavanaugh, Georgetown Prep can count two Supreme Court nominees among its alumni.”

And in commentary online at The Washington Post, Ronald A. Klain has an essay titled “Kavanaugh faces a tougher path to confirmation than Gorsuch. Here’s why.

Law professor Nancy Leong has an essay titled “Men should worry about the future of Roe v. Wade, too: Reproductive rights under a Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh aren’t only a women’s issue.”

And Aaron Blake has a post titled “Brett Kavanaugh’s remarkably political intro speech.”

Posted at 1:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative and Liberal Groups Gird for Battle Over Kavanaugh”: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jonathan Martin of The New York Times have this report.

New York Times television critic James Poniewozik has a critic’s notebook headlined “Trump’s Reality TV Supreme Court Rollout, Slick and Substance-Free.”

And in commentary, today’s edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled “There’s So Much You Don’t Know About Brett Kavanaugh: And you probably won’t until it’s too late.”

Columnist Ross Douthat has an essay titled “After Kavanaugh, the Deluge.”

And Caroline Fredrickson and Norman L. Eisen have an essay titled “Will Kavanaugh Provide Cover for Trump?

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa Supreme Court applicant: Police stop spurred ‘deep concern’ for racial justice issues.” Stephen Gruber-Miller of The Des Moines Register has this report.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh’s Papers Don’t Help Trump Avoid Indictment; Opponents of the Supreme Court nominee are reading him all wrong”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“How a private meeting with Kennedy helped Trump get to ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh: While he was eager to keep the suspense alive, the president was always leaning toward Kennedy’s former clerk.” Christopher Cadelago, Nancy Cook, and Andrew Restuccia of Politico have this report.

Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“A look into some of Judge Kavanaugh’s criminal justice opinions”: David Oscar Markus has this post at “The SDFLA Blog.”

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman