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Monday, September 10, 2018

“Federal court ruling could limit abortion in Missouri, including at KC clinic”: Andy Marso and Tony Rizzo of The Kansas City Star have this report.

Robert Patrick of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that “Judge should have weighed more evidence before staying abortion restrictions, appeals court says.”

Victoria Cheyne of The Columbia Missourian reports that “Missouri to begin enforcing abortion regulations after ruling in lawsuit, officials say.”

And Summer Ballentine of The Associated Press reports that “Federal judges allow Missouri to enforce abortion rules.”

My earlier coverage of today’s Eighth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Judicial Assault on Roe v. Wade Has Begun; With Kavanaugh’s confirmation imminent, anti-abortion judges are declaring war on the right to choose”: Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ninth Circuit Revives Fight of Washington Cyberstalking Law”: June Williams of Courthouse News Service has this report.

And at “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Eugene Volokh — who serves as co-counsel for plaintiff-appellant in the case — has a post titled “State Civil Protective Order Doesn’t Preclude Federal Challenge to Criminal Harassment Statute; An interesting new Younger abstention case from the Ninth Circuit, arising in our challenge to Washington’s very broad criminal harassment statute.”

You can access Friday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal court rules on Matusiewicz cyberstalking appeal”: Xerxes Wilson of The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has an article that begins, “A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of former Newark optometrist David Matusiewicz and his sister, Amy Gonzalez — a precedential decision that affirms the nation’s first prosecution for cyberstalking resulting in death.”

And Randall Chase of The Associated Press reports that “Court upholds Delaware cyberstalking convictions, life terms.”

You can access Friday’s 77-page ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Progressive’s Guide to Reclaiming the Constitution: Progressives should not just resist the erosion of important legal gains, but say what they believe the courts should do, and what they believe the Constitution means.” Online at The New York Times, law professor Jedediah Purdy has an essay that begins, “With Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, progressives see a dystopian future: a judicial gavel pounding down for decades on voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights and more. But rather than despairing or scheming for 1930s-style court packing, what progressives need most is a constitutional vision of their own, a vivid picture of what judges should do with the power of the courts.”

Posted at 8:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Yalies weigh in on Brett Kavanaugh ’87 LAW ’90 at confirmation hearing”: Adelaide Feibel of The Yale Daily News has this report.

Posted at 8:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Deceptive Contrast Between Trump and Kavanaugh: Last week, the impetuous President and the thoughtful Supreme Court nominee seemed very different, but they share an agenda for the country.” Jeffrey Toobin has this Comment in the Talk of the Town section of the September 17, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman