How Appealing

Thursday, September 6, 2018

“Behind $250 million State Farm settlement, a wild tale of dark money in judicial elections”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

Posted at 7:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“India’s Gay Sex Ban, a Colonial Vestige, Is Struck Down”: Jeffrey Gettleman, Kai Schultz, and Suhasini Raj of The New York Times have this report.

The Times of India has a report headlined “‘Gay sex is not a crime,’ says Supreme Court in historic judgment.”

And Columbia Law School has posted online a report by Erik Eckholm headlined “Columbia Lawyers Win Historic LBGT Rights Victory in India; Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju ’17 LL.M. succeed in their challenge to strike down India’s colonial-era law known as Section 377 forbidding gay sex.”

You can access today’s 495-page ruling of the Supreme Court of India at this link.

Posted at 2:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Leaked Documents From Kavanaugh’s Time in White House Discuss Abortion and Affirmative Action”: Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“Big Brains podcast premiere: Is Supreme Court nearing ‘unimaginable’ era? Legal scholar discusses Kavanaugh nomination, Roe v. Wade and free expression at colleges.” uchicago news has this report. You can access the podcast installment, titled “Geoffrey Stone on the Supreme Court,” via this link.

Posted at 8:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh Ducks Questions on Presidential Powers and Subpoenas”: Michael D. Shear, Adam Liptak, and Sheryl Gay Stolberg have this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

In today’s edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow, Seung Min Kim, and Elise Viebeck have a front page article headlined “Kavanaugh debates and dodges on Day 2 of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.”

In today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage, Jennifer Haberkorn, and Sarah D. Wire have a front page article headlined “Kavanaugh sticks to his position on guns, dodges questions about abortion and presidential power.”

In today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin and Byron Tau have a front page article headlined “Kavanaugh Pledges Fairness as Supreme Court Justice; But nominee demurred when asked whether a president could pardon himself or be subpoenaed.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh claims independence in hearing: ‘No one is above the law.’

In today’s edition of The Washington Times, Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer have a front page article headlined “Brett Kavanaugh refuses to recuse himself from Trump cases; Democratic senator Blumenthal says he’s ‘troubled and disturbed’ by stance.”

Mark Sherman and Lisa Mascaro of The Associated Press report that “Kavanaugh’s lips sealed on White House subpoenas, pardons.”

Lawrence Hurley and Ginger Gibson of Reuters report that “Supreme Court nominee evasive on scope of Trump’s presidential power.”

Greg Stohr and Laura Litvan of Bloomberg News report that “Kavanaugh Ducks Questions on Trump, Roe in Marathon Senate Day.”

And Elana Schor of Politico reports that “Kavanaugh dodges debates that could touch Trump; The president’s Supreme Court nominee appears to flounder in late questioning over who he spoke to about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.”

Posted at 8:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at UW on Sunday; The Supreme Court justice will speak in an event moderated by University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce”: Katherine Long of The Seattle Times has this report.

Posted at 8:23 AM by Howard Bashman