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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

“Arizona Playwright Tackles Life of Supreme Court’s Sonia Sotomayor”: Lynn Trimble of the Phoenix New Times has this report.

Posted at 4:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Confirmation Wars Are Over: Partisanship won out — and the contagion is spreading.” Benjamin Wittes has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Helping an Execution Is a Bad Look for a Drugmaker: What if the profit concerns of a European company can help stop the death penalty in the U.S.?” Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.

Posted at 4:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tiffany Trump Is Back in DC (And Her New Teacher Robbed a Bank)”: Amanda Whiting of Washingtonian magazine has this report.

Posted at 4:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Resigns After Impeachment Vote; Remaining three judges face possible removal over what lawmakers call lavish spending”: Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Campbell Robertson of The New York Times has an article headlined “A Coup or a Couch? What’s Behind the Impeachment of West Virginia’s Supreme Court.”

Diana Kruzman of Reuters reports that “Top West Virginia judge retires after impeachment vote.”

Doug Criss of CNN reports that “The West Virginia House impeached the entire state Supreme Court.”

Michelle Lou of HuffPost reports that “4 West Virginia Supreme Court Judges Impeached For Excessive Spending; The judges, who have been suspended, will head to trial in the West Virginia Senate.”

And Aris Folley of The Hill reports that “All 4 West Virginia Supreme Court justices impeached.”

Posted at 4:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Attorney killed in Northfield domestic shooting, suspect in custody”: Luke Wilusz of The Chicago Sun-Times has an article that begins, “A partner at the Mayer Brown law firm was shot to death inside his north suburban Northfield home during a domestic incident Monday evening. Stephen Shapiro, 71, was shot to death about 7:19 p.m. inside his house in the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue in Northfield, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and a statement from the village of Northfield.”

As the Sun-Times article goes on to explain, “Shapiro was a partner at the Mayer Brown law firm and was the founder and senior member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, according to the firm’s website.”

Lauren Victory of CBS2 Chicago reports that “Distinguished Attorney Stephen Shapiro Killed In Northfield Shooting; Suspect In Custody After Winnetka Standoff.”

And Diane Pathieu of ABC7 Chicago reports that “Attorney fatally shot at Northfield home; suspect in custody after Winnetka standoff.”

Posted at 4:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s Supreme Court pick calls Antonin Scalia a ‘role model’ and a ‘judicial hero'”: Manu Raju and Joan Biskupic of CNN have this report.

Posted at 4:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“When the Supreme Court Blessed the Imperial Presidency: The story of how classical liberal Justice George Sutherland enabled executive overreach abroad.” Damon Root has this article in the August/September 2018 issue of Reason magazine.

Posted at 4:16 AM by Howard Bashman

“Nino And Me: An Interview With Bryan A. Garner; Nino and Me will appeal to readers who appreciate good writing on multiple levels.” David Lat has this post at “Above the Law.”

Posted at 2:56 AM by Howard Bashman