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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

“Roy Moore sues comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for $95 million”: Paul Gattis of Alabama Media Group has this report.

Sopan Deb of The New York Times reports that “Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime, Seeking $95 Million.”

Travis M. Andrews of The Washington Post reports that “Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS and Showtime for $95 million, claiming ‘extreme emotional distress.’

And at the “THR, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Ashley Cullins has a post titled “Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen for $95M Over ‘Who Is America?’ Appearance.”

Posted at 10:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judging the Judges: Has the Supreme Court become too powerful, usurping the role of the government’s democratically accountable branches?” In today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Adam J. White has this review of David A. Kaplan’s new book, “The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution.”

Online at NPR, Martha Anne Toll has a review of the book headlined “‘The Most Dangerous Branch’ Asks Whether The Supreme Court Has Become Too Powerful.”

And in the September 14, 2018 issue of Newsweek, David A. Kaplan has a cover story headlined “How the Supreme Court Became America’s Most Dangerous Branch of Government.”

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Homeless people in California, Western states cannot be prosecuted for sleeping outside if shelter access is lacking, court rules”: Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Mihir Zaveri of The New York Times reports that “Laws Punishing Homeless People for Sleeping in Public Are Cruel and Unusual, Court Rules.”

And Brianna Calix of The Fresno Bee has an article headlined “How a court’s decision on a homeless camping ban may — or may not — affect Fresno.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Ninth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judge blocks Texas fetal-burial law”: Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report.

Brianna Stone of The Dallas Morning News has an article headlined “Judge: Texas’ fetal burial law restricts abortion rights, would be ‘catastrophic’ to health care system.”

In Thursday’s edition of The New York Times, Manny Fernandez will have an article headlined “Texas Fetal Burial Law Struck Down in Another Blow to Abortion Restrictions.”

And Marissa Evans of The Texas Tribune reports that “Judge strikes down Texas law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains; The ruling comes after a five-day trial in July at which patients, health providers, state agency officials, bioethicists, cemetery directors and religious leaders got on the witness stand.”

Posted at 9:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Grills Democrats on Health Law’s Constitutionality; Questions echo assertions made by GOP officials who brought lawsuit against affordable care act”: Tawnell D. Hobbs and Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Abby Goodnough of The New York Times has an article headlined “Another Case Is Threatening Obamacare. Democrats Hope It Will Help Them.

And Anna M. Tinsley of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an article headlined “‘Why you lying, boy?’: Battle to repeal Obamacare rages on inside Fort Worth courtroom.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dianne, Get Your Gun: Kavanaugh is criticized for following the Heller precedent too well.” This editorial will appear in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Also in Thursday’s edition of that newspaper, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) will have an op-ed titled “Blame Congress for Politicizing the Court; When lawmakers hand power to bureaucrats, the people expect judges to act as superlegislators.”

And Karl Rove will have an op-ed titled “What Kavanaugh Did at the White House: Democrats are fishing, but the documents they seek don’t contain the nominee’s views.”

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Was Kavanaugh Obsessed With Vince Foster? He needs to explain why he followed right-wing conspiracy theories about the White House aide’s suicide.” Sean Wilentz has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 6:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Where Are Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Headed?” Amy Davidson Sorkin has this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 1:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Will Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Provide Any Useful Information?” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 1:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh hearing: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee won’t say whether presidents have to respond to subpoenas.” Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, and Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post have this report.

David G. Savage, Jennifer Haberkorn, and Sarah D. Wire of The Los Angeles Times report that “Kavanaugh says he understands the ‘real world’ importance of Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling.”

Jess Bravin and Byron Tau of The Wall Street Journal have an article headlined “Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Presidential Power: ‘No One is Above the Law’; Supreme Court nominee cites cases when justices ruled against president who appointed them.”

Erin Kelly of USA Today has an article headlined “Brett Kavanaugh: His views on key issues he could face as a Supreme Court justice.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Feinstein, Kavanaugh trade shots over Second Amendment, semi-automatic rifles.”

Mark Sherman and Lisa Mascaro of The Associated Press report that “Kavanaugh stresses independence, won’t discuss WH subpoenas.”

Lawrence Hurley and Ginger Gibson of Reuters report that “Trump’s Supreme Court nominee emphasizes judicial independence.”

And Elana Schor of Politico reports that “Kavanaugh dodges debate over subpoenaing a president; The president’s Supreme Court nominee is facing a day of contentious questioning.”

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman