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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

“Michigan Supreme Court says let voters decide gerrymandering proposal”: Kathleen Gray and Paul Egan of The Detroit Free Press has this report.

Jonathan Oosting of The Detroit News has an article headlined “Michigan Supreme Court: Redistricting plan goes on November ballot.”

And Lauren Gibbons of reports that “Independent redistricting plan will be on ballot, Supreme Court rules.”

You can access tonight’s 4-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of Michigan at this link.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“The man who has seen more U.S. executions than anyone else”: Mark Berman of The Washington Post has an article that begins, “Michael Graczyk saw someone die for the first time in March 1984. Graczyk, a reporter with the Associated Press, walked into a Texas prison to watch the execution of James David Autry, who had been sentenced to death for killing a convenience store clerk four years earlier.”

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Metro can ban all religious ads on buses and trains, court rules”: Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report.

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Metro can ban religious ads, appeals court rules in case brought by Washington Archdiocese; Transit buses have ‘no historical tradition’ as public forum for speech.”

You can access today’s ruling of a unanimous two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Should Democrats Bother Fighting Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation? History Suggests Yes.” Jeffrey Toobin has this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 6:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Senate confirms Georgia judge to powerful federal court”: Tamar Hallerman of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution an article that begins, “The U.S. Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to confirm Britt Grant to Atlanta’s 11th U.S. Circuit, greenlighting the Georgia Supreme Court justice for a lifetime position on the powerful federal appeals court that frequently takes on hotly contested issues such as gun rights and the death penalty.”

Update: You can access the official roll call tally of the U.S. Senate confirming Justice Britt C. Grant of the Supreme Court of Georgia to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by a vote of 52-to-46 at this link.

Posted at 2:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate digs through record 1 million pages of documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh”: Erin Kelly of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Conservative’s Conservative Before He Was Nominated and An Open-Minded Jurist After”: Helen Marie Berg, Abigail DeHart, Leah Litman, and Lark Turner have this post at the “Take Care” blog.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Anthony Kennedy in retirement: A different life.” Lyle Denniston — who, at least for himself, doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word “retirement” — has this post at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

Posted at 10:46 AM by Howard Bashman

“Why Do Supreme Court Nominees Have ‘Sherpas’? The term is a case study in how words from Asian languages work their way into English, often with an exoticizing air that masks more complex cultural histories.” Ben Zimmer has this article online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“At Koch meeting, Cornyn opens up on GOP’s Supreme Court strategy; The Senate Majority Whip said at a closed-door session that the prospect of the Senate voting on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination close to Election Day ‘scares the living daylights out of’ Democrats”: Jonathan Allen of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 9:34 AM by Howard Bashman