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Thursday, July 19, 2018

“Trump promised to remake the courts. He’s installing conservative judges at a record pace.” Deanna Paul of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 11:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Schumer stalling on Kavanaugh meeting deepens White House rift; The Senate minority leader has yet to arrange a meeting with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick”: Lorraine Woellert of Politico has this report.

Lauren Fox of CNN reports that “Democrats deliberately holding off meeting with Trump Supreme Court nominee, aide says.”

And Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call Reports that “Democrats Demand Paperwork Before Meeting With Kavanaugh; Judiciary Committee members debated the Supreme Court nominee’s voluminous paper trail Thursday.”

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Can Unions Be Sued For Janus Claims? Surprising fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision on agency fees.” Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Remembering an Era Before Roe, When New York Had the ‘Most Liberal’ Abortion Law”: Julia Jacobs of The New York Times has this report.

Judy L. Thomas of The Kansas City Star has an article headlined “Overturning Roe v. Wade would send issue back to states. Then it gets complicated.”

Jessica Mendoza of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined “Overturning Roe might be simple; the politics that follow won’t be.”

Laura Bassett of HuffPost has a report headlined “Republicans Are Pretending They Don’t Care If SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade; This is not what many said in the past.”

And at TPM DC, Tierney Sneed has a report headlined “The End Of Abortion As We Know It: How Roe v. Wade Will Be Dismantled.”

Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sen. Mike Lee says Kavanaugh is the ‘kind of originalist jurist we need on the court'”: Thomas Burr has this article in today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ten Questions Brett Kavanaugh Must Answer”: David Cole has this post at the “NYR Daily” blog of The New York Review of Books.

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Concerns Over Racially Insensitive Writing; Withdrawal of Ryan Wesley Bounds is the administration’s first failed appeals court pick”: Natalie Andrews and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Thomas Kaplan of The New York Times reports that “White House Withdraws Appeals Court Nominee Who Deplored Multiculturalism.”

And Burgess Everett of Politico reports that “Trump judicial nominee pulled over racially charged writings.”

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats seize on failure of judicial pick to demand all of Supreme Court nominee’s documents”: Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Nominee Retreat Foreshadows Kavanaugh Document Fight”: Steven T. Dennis and Laura Litvan of Bloomberg News have this report.

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“DOJ’s amicus brief in SCOTUS cy pres case contains ominous hint for class action bar”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

Posted at 5:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh, Mueller and Efforts to Have it Both Ways on Morrison”: Steve Vladeck has this post at the “Lawfare” blog.

Posted at 5:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate GOP withdraws judicial nominee Ryan Bounds, delivering a blow to Trump’s court plans”: Karoun Demirjian and Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post have this report.

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Senators dismiss Trump’s judicial nominee for 9th Circuit.”

Samuel Chamberlain of Fox News reports that “Trump appeals court nominee withdraws amid outcry over college writings.”

And Andrew Desiderio of The Daily Beast reports that “GOP Sen. Tim Scott Sinks Trump Nominee Over Past Racist Writings; The only black Republican senator took issue with Ryan Bounds’ racially charged past writings.”

Posted at 4:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate majority leader withdraws Oregon federal prosecutor as judicial nominee”: Maxine Bernstein of The Oregonian has an article that begins, “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, on Thursday suddenly withdrew the nomination of Oregon federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds for the vacancy on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the floor of the Senate without comment. McConnell’s move came about 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, about 45 minutes after a vote on Bound’s confirmation had been scheduled.”

Posted at 3:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Circuit Court nomination pulled moments before vote over racially insensitive writing”: Phil Mattingly, Ariane de Vogue, and Ted Barrett of CNN have a report that begins, “The White House withdrew the nomination of Circuit Court hopeful Ryan Bounds on Thursday, moments before the nominee was to face his Senate confirmation vote and after South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott raised concerns.”

And Roll Call reports that “White House Pulls Circuit Court Nominee at Last Minute; Ryan Bounds nomination to 9th Circuit was set to be voted down.”

Posted at 3:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Real Reason to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh: He spent a fortune on tickets for a woebegone baseball team.” Joe Sexton has this op-ed in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 2:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh’s votes on gay-rights issues”: Mark Sherman and Jennifer Peltz of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 2:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Best Professor.’ ‘Very Evenhanded.’ ‘Great Hair!’: Brett Kavanaugh, as Seen by His Law Students.” Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 1:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Nominee Is Behind Anti-Union Legal Campaign”: In today’s edition of The New York Times, Noam Scheiber has an article that begins, “Even before the Supreme Court struck down mandatory union fees for government workers last month, the next phase of the conservative legal campaign against public-sector unions was underway.”

At the “Take Care” blog, Aaron Tang has a post titled “The Doomed — And Dangerous — Demand for Refunds from Public Sector Unions.”

And online at Slate, Jennifer Mueller has a jurisprudence essay titled “How the Janus Ruling Might Doom Public Pensions Next.”

Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“Reynolds won’t say if abortion issue will influence Iowa Supreme Court pick”: William Petroski of The Des Moines Register has this report.

Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh’s role in Bush-era detainee debate now an issue in his Supreme Court nomination”: Michael Kranish has this front page article in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:55 AM by Howard Bashman