How Appealing

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

“R.I. judge rules for Brown in Jane Doe case; Rules that Title IX does not ‘address all instances’ of campus sexual assault”: Katie Mulvaney of The Providence (R.I.) Journal had this article back in September 2017.

Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued this decision affirming the district court’s entry of judgment on the pleadings against the plaintiff.

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Measure to split California into three states removed from ballot by the state Supreme Court”: Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Taryn Luna of The Sacramento Bee has an article headlined “Remove three Californias plan from the ballot, Supreme Court says.”

Valerie Richardson of The Washington Times reports that “California Supreme Court blocks initiative to split state into three; Questions raised about Cal 3’s constitutionality.”

And at the “At the Lectern” blog, David Ettinger has a post titled “Supreme Court removes split-California initiative from November ballot, with possibility of a vote at a future election.”

You can view today’s order of the Supreme Court of California via this link (scroll down).

Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“UT: Professors have academic freedom, despite what we say in court.” Ralph K.M. Haurwitz of The Austin American-Statesman has an article that begins, “In defending its policy allowing the concealed carry of handguns in classrooms, the University of Texas has taken a surprising position in a federal appeals court — that individual professors do not have academic freedom.”

Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why I personally know Brett Kavanaugh will make a great Supreme Court judge; People should give Brett Kavanaugh a chance; After knowing him for 38 years, I’m confident he’ll make a wonderful Supreme Court Justice”: Kevin B. Dowd has this essay online at IrishCentral. Kevin is the brother of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abbott’s counsel OK’d for appellate court, with all Democrats voting no”: Maria Recio of The Austin American-Statesman has this report.

Kevin Diaz of The Houston Chronicle reports that “Gov. Abbott staffer Andrew Oldham confirmed to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.”

Rachel Cohrs of The Dallas Morning News reports that “Senate narrowly confirms Texan Andrew Oldham to federal appeals court.”

And Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost reports that “Senate Confirms Trump Court Pick With Record Of Attacking Voting Rights; More than 200 civil rights groups opposed Andrew Oldham, but every Republican voted to make him a lifetime federal judge.”

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court”: Jordain Carney of The Hill has a report that begins, “Senate Republicans broke a record on Wednesday for the number of appeals court judges confirmed during a president’s first two years.”

Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Challenge to Texas’ fetus burial law could provide first abortion test for new Supreme Court”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Online publishers face tough choice after 2nd Circuit refuses ’embedded links’ appeal”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

Posted at 6:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate confirms a top Abbott adviser, Andrew Oldham, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Oldham is the third Texas nominee to be confirmed to the powerful, conservative-leaning appeals court since President Donald Trump took office”: Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Update: You can access the official roll call tally, confirming this judicial nomination by a vote of 50-to-49, at this link.

Posted at 3:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Progressives Promised an Army to Fight Brett Kavanaugh. They’re Barely Recruiting.” Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast has this report.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Only Republican Opposing Brett Kavanaugh: Representative Justin Amash is the sole member of Congress who’s come out against the Supreme Court nominee, citing his record on privacy; Can he get Senator Rand Paul to join him?” Russell Berman of The Atlantic has this report.

Posted at 1:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Foes urge Michigan Supreme Court to keep redistricting proposal off ballot”: Jonathan Oosting and Beth LeBlanc of The Detroit News have this report.

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruling over killer whale attack reflects Kavanaugh’s view of workplace regulations”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 1:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“When District Judges Try to Run the Country: By issuing a ‘nationwide injunction,’ a lone jurist can dictate federal policy far beyond his jurisdiction.” Columnist Jason L. Riley has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Supreme Court pick: I would ‘put the nail’ in ruling upholding independent counsel.” Manu Raju of CNN has this report.

Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ann Hopkins, Who Struck an Early Blow to the Glass Ceiling, Dies at 74”: This obituary, written by Brooks Barnes, appears in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Jim Obergefell Reads from the Book of Justice Kennedy: The lead plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case reflects on gay rights in the Trump era.” Tyler Foggatt has this Talk of the Town item in the July 23, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman