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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

“Masterpiece Cakeshop owner sues Hickenlooper, claiming religious persecution despite Supreme Court ruling; Colorado civil rights agency investigates refusal to make a cake commemorating a gender transition”: Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post has this report.

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s role as ‘president’s protector’ remains shrouded in secrecy”: Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 2:24 PM by Howard Bashman

Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure have been published for comment: You can access those proposed amendments via this link, consisting of length limits for responses to petitions for panel and en banc rehearing petitions when a response has been requested by the court.

Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

Seventh Circuit becomes the first(?) federal appellate court to use the poop emoji in a published opinion: Circuit Judge Diane S. Sykes wrote yesterday’s ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. You can access the emoji directly at this link.

The words “poop” and “emoji” don’t appear anywhere in the opinion, raising the question whether Westlaw, Lexis, and similar legal search engines will implement some method of searching for emojis in a judicial opinion.

Posted at 4:34 AM by Howard Bashman