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Monday, August 6, 2018

“DOJ Says Judge Ignored ‘Economics, Common Sense’ in Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Deal; Justice Department’s arguments come in brief filed with D.C. Appeals Court; AT&T says ‘appeals aren’t do-overs'”: Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

And Elizabeth Winkler of The Wall Street Journal reports that “AT&T Not Out of the Legal Woods Yet; The Justice Department’s appeal of a judge’s decision to allow AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner is highly unusual but the odds of it achieving at least a partial victory aren’t trivial.”

Posted at 9:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Are medical malpractice review panels just what the doctor ordered — or unconstitutional?” Andrew Wolfson of The Louisville Courier Journal has this report.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gov. Kim Reynolds: ‘I absolutely did not’ ask Iowa Supreme Court finalists about abortion.” William Petroski of The Des Moines Register has this report.

Posted at 8:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“No More Mr. Nice Justice: Brett Kavanaugh’s kindness and courtesy has no bearing on whether he should be confirmed to the Supreme Court.” Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dems zero in on Kavanaugh ties to judge in sexual harassment scandal; ‘We need to know what Judge Kavanaugh knew,’ says one member of the Senate Judiciary Committee”: Elana Schor of Politico has this report.

Posted at 5:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“On Kavanaugh, Republicans Neck-Deep in Hypocrisy”: Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, “Jost on Justice.”

Posted at 2:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gendered interruptions at the Court”: Tonja Jacobi has this post at her brand-new “SCOTUS OA” blog, which may eventually provide another data point for my thesis that every blog with “SCOTUS” in its title that exists for sufficient time will eventually become part of the “SCOTUSblog” empire.

Posted at 2:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“NC legislature is ‘trying to rig this election,’ candidate says. Now he’s suing.” Will Doran of The News & Observer has an article that begins, “One of three candidates for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court sued the state legislature on Monday, accusing its political leaders of meddling in the election and violating his rights in order to boost their preferred candidate.”

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bemoans a ‘Divisive’ Term, but Vows to Stick Around”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“In Key Moment, Argentina to Vote on Loosening Strict Abortion Laws; Vote expected to be tight after contentious debate; approval would be significant outcome in Latin America”: Ryan Dube has this article in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“Harvard’s Education in Discrimination: A lawsuit is revealing the secrets of race in admissions.” This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Context Matters When We Scrutinize Online Threats: We can’t let our modern fears become a zero-tolerance policy against tasteless jokes on social media.” Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman