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Thursday, July 26, 2018

“Dismissal of lawsuit over Birmingham’s minimum wage hike reversed by appeals court”: Ivana Hrynkiw of the Alabama Media Group has this report.

Josh Eidelson of Bloomberg News has an article headlined “Black Cities in Red States Win Key Victory in Minimum Wage Fight; A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit claiming Alabama legislators were motivated by race when they quashed a Birmingham pay law.”

John Blake of CNN reports that “Fight to raise minimum wage wins court victory in Birmingham.”

And Dave Jamieson of HuffPost reports that “Fast-Food Workers Notch Win In Alabama Minimum Wage Fight; The workers have a plausible claim that white Alabama lawmakers violated their rights by blocking Birmingham’s minimum wage, an appeals court ruled.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“9th Circuit Court: Chino Valley Unified school board prayer unconstitutional.” Beau Yarbrough has this front page article in today’s edition of The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times reports that “9th Circuit Court panel rejects prayer at Chino Valley school board meetings.”

And Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Appeals court rules that prayers at school board meetings are unconstitutional.”

You can access yesterday’s per curiam ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“This court has gone to the left. Trump has a chance to move it to the right.” Emma Dumain and Brian Murphy of McClatchy DC have a report that begins, “President Donald Trump has spent his first 18 months in office restocking, and reshaping, courts all across the federal judiciary. Now he has the chance to make his mark on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.”

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Boys on the Bench: All the lame excuses conservatives are making to explain why the president isn’t nominating female judges.” Mark Joseph Stern and Sofie Werthan have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 9:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Legal Opinions Or Political Commentary? A New Judge Exemplifies The Trump Era.” Carrie Johnson of NPR has a report that begins, “Less than a year into a lifetime appointment, a 45-year-old federal appeals court judge named James Ho may embody President Trump’s most enduring legacy.”

Posted at 9:43 AM by Howard Bashman