How Appealing

Friday, July 20, 2018

“Dan Markel’s parents hoping for more arrests four years after his murder”: Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawmakers hear WV Supreme Court employee’s words, OK media on court tour”: Lacie Pierson of The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail has an article that begins, “During a day with light testimony, lawmakers considering impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices spent much of their meeting deciding whether to allow members of the news media to accompany them on a tour of the court’s offices.”

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Heller says he backs Trump court nominee despite 2013 opinion that advanced Yucca Mountain”: James DeHaven of The Reno Gazette Journal has this report.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“With All Eyes on Joe Manchin, He Is All Ears at a Supreme Court Round Table”: Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Woman who clashed with TSA likely to appeal case that shields screeners”: Fredrick Kunkle of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Democrats should hope Roe v. Wade is overruled”: Columnist Jeff Jacoby has this essay online at The Boston Globe.

Posted at 8:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Can California chase down tax refugees? The Supreme Court could help decide.” Columnist Dan Walters has this essay online at The Sacramento Bee.

Posted at 1:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge nomination to SF federal court withdrawn over inflammatory writings”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Sarah D. Wire of The Los Angeles Times reports that “White House withdraws 9th Circuit nominee amid criticism over his college writings.”

Deirdre Shesgreen, Eliza Collins, and Nicole Gaudiano of USA Today report that “White House abruptly withdraws controversial judicial nominee minutes before Senate vote.”

Emma Dumain of McClatchy DC reports that “Sen. Tim Scott helps block Trump administration nominee.”

Nina Totenberg of NPR reports that “Appeals Court Nomination Withdrawn Before An Expected Failure On Senate Floor.”

Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News reports that “Republicans Pulled One Of Trump’s Controversial Judicial Nominees After It Was Clear He Wouldn’t Have The Votes.”

And in commentary, today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an editorial titled “A Senate Judicial Miss: Scott and Rubio defeat a good nominee and Democrats crow.”

And at “Above the Law,” Davit Lat has a post titled “Deconstructing The Defeat Of Ryan Bounds’s Ninth Circuit Nomination; The nominee was a victim of unfairly late objections by Senate Republicans, strategic missteps by Republican leadership, or both.”

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Russian firm indicted in special counsel probe cites Kavanaugh decision to argue that charges should be dismissed”: Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“America Is Stuck With the Death Penalty for (at Least) a Generation: With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the national fight to abolish capital punishment will have to go local.” Matt Ford of The New Republic has this report.

Posted at 12:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Josh Kaul would conduct ‘legal analysis’ before deciding to defend state abortion ban”: Molly Beck and Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report.

Posted at 9:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats Have Already Jumped the Shark on Judge Kavanaugh: Screaming that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is evil incarnate may make folks feel good. But it doesn’t make it true. And it’s surely not effective.” U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has this essay online at The Daily Beast.

Posted at 8:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“McConnell issues Supreme Court ultimatum: The Senate GOP leader is vowing to squeeze Democrats with a vote on Brett Kavanaugh right before the midterms if they don’t back down on their demand for documents.” Elana Schor and Burgess Everett of Politico have this report.

Posted at 8:40 AM by Howard Bashman