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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

“San Francisco appeals court: 2nd Amendment grants right to carry guns openly.” Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has an article that begins, “Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns openly outside the home, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday on an issue that has divided federal courts and is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

And Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports that “Americans have constitutional right to openly carry firearms, court rules.”

My earlier coverage of today’s Ninth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 11:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sen. Joe Donnelly to meet with Supreme Court nominee next month”: Maureen Groppe of The Indianapolis Star has an article that begins, “Sen. Joe Donnelly plans to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Aug. 15, becoming the second Democrat to announce he will sit down with President Trump’s choice.”

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“Exacerbating the real error in Abood: Is there any justification, ‘originalist’ or otherwise, for the Court’s holding in Janus that deducting agency fees abridges the freedom of speech?” Marty Lederman has this post at the “Balkinization” blog.

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“Will Rand Paul back Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?” Thomas Novelly of The Louisville Courier Journal has this report.

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“Why don’t Republicans want voters to know this Supreme Court candidate is a Republican?” Will Doran and Colin Campbell of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina have this report.

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“Kavanaugh’s Path to Supreme Court Likely Goes Through Rand Paul; Kentucky senator’s vote could prove crucial ​to yet another Republican priority”: Byron Tau of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

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“White House counsel huddles with Senate Republicans on dispute over documents from Supreme Court nominee”: Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post has this report.

Elana Schor of Politico reports that “Partisan discord builds over Trump Supreme Court pick.”

And on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Kelsey Snell had an audio segment titled “Why Senate Democrats Are Refusing To Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.”

Posted at 8:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former state Rep. Paul Thissen sworn in to Minnesota Supreme Court; The move solidifies a five-member progressive majority on the court”: Kelly Smith of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this report.

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“A new way for defendants to kill class actions by picking off plaintiffs?” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

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“Judge Who Stirred Controversy With Tweet Unlikely to Face Discipline, Experts Say; While the tweet comparing a group of law clerks to the Spanish Inquisition may be ‘problematic,’ it did not necessarily violate any rules, ethic experts say”: Max Mitchell of has this report.

And at “Above the Law,” Joe Patrice has a post titled “Outspoken Federal Judge Launches Amazingly Dumb Twitter Tirade; When it comes to maturity, these clerks are showing a lot more than this senior status judge.”

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pence’s anti-abortion law could upend Roe v. Wade; The Indiana law could let a newly configured Supreme Court reassess abortion rights”: Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico has an article that begins, “An anti-abortion law Vice President Mike Pence signed as governor of Indiana could become the case that lets the Supreme Court reshape abortion rights as soon as next year.”

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“He Has Spent Three Decades in Prison. Now Experts Dispute the Evidence.” Pamela Colloff has this article online at The New York Times.

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“Punished for Crimes Not Proven: Brett Kavanaugh and the case of Gregory ‘Boy Boy’ Bell.” Joseph Neff has this report online at The Marshall Project.

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“New Hampshire Fights Supreme Court Sales-Tax Ruling; Retailers in five states without a sales tax face new burdens”: Richard Rubin and Jennifer Levitz of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

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“Before SCOTUS nod, Kavanaugh, panel dismissed Morrisey suit challenging ACA”: Jake Zuckerman has this front page article in today’s edition of The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail.

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“How a more conservative Supreme Court could impact abortion in Michigan”: Kathleen Gray of The Detroit Free Press has this report.

Posted at 8:38 AM by Howard Bashman