How Appealing

Thursday, August 2, 2018

“The First Amendment Protects Plans for 3-D Guns; The government can’t ban a pipe-bomb recipe just because its use is criminal; The same principle is at stake here”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“A top outside advisor to Trump secretly assures Koch donors that a lot more conservative judges are on the way”: Brian Schwartz of CNBC has a report that begins, “One of President Donald Trump’s most important outside advisors assured a group of top Koch network donors over the weekend that the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is just the beginning of an even bigger effort to load up the federal judiciary with conservative judges.”

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System; White Arkansans, fearful of what would happen if African-Americans organized, took violent action, but it was the victims who ended up standing trial”: Francine Uenuma has this article online at

Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Maryland senators ask Supreme Court to weigh in on debate over ‘Peace Cross’ memorial”: Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun has this report.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Pope’s Death Penalty Message Is for a Small Audience; American lawmakers — and three or four judges in particular — should be listening”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 8:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Virginia asks Supreme Court for delay in resentencing Beltway sniper Malvo”: Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh aside, consider what’s happening to the courts”: Russell Wheeler has this post online at the Brookings Institution.

Posted at 6:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“National Archives says it won’t be able to produce all Kavanaugh documents until end of October”: Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post has this report.

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has an article headlined “GOP senators dismiss Dem demands for Kavanaugh records: ‘It’s about delay.’

Laura Litvan and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News report that “Kavanaugh Documents Won’t Be Ready Until October, Archives Says.”

Manu Raju and Lauren Fox of CNN report that “Republicans won’t budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records.”

Elana Schor and Burgess Everett of Politico report that “GOP plans to blow past new Kavanaugh confirmation obstacle.”

Igor Bobic of HuffPost reports that “Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court; But Republicans say they’ll press forward with confirmation hearings anyway.”

And Jordain Carney of The Hill reports that “National Archives warns it can’t fulfill Kavanaugh documents request until October.”

You can view today’s letter from the National Archives at this link.

Posted at 3:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats have gone ‘borking mad’ on Brett Kavanaugh; Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is an extremely qualified and compassionate individual, who does not deserve to be Borked by Democrats”: U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) has this essay online at USA Today.

Posted at 1:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is Clarence Thomas the Supreme Court’s Future? The conservative justice’s obsession with the past was on full display during the recent term.” Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 1:49 PM by Howard Bashman