How Appealing

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

“Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas discussed the law, politics and his views on the judicial confirmation process at a Federalist Society event in Fort Worth, Texas”: C-SPAN has posted this video online.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh offers details on Nationals tickets purchases that led to debt”: Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Baseball tickets? Gambling debts? Democrats dig for answers from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.” Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Diversity in Law: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks about diversity in the legal profession at a discussion hosted by the George Washington University Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.” C-SPAN has posted online this video from an event earlier this evening.

Posted at 7:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Minnesota electors align for Clinton; one replaced after voting for Sanders; Minn. electors align for Clinton; lone Sanders dissenter replaced”: J. Patrick Coolican of The Minneapolis Star Tribune had this article back in December 2016.

Also in December 2016, Minnesota Public Radio had a report headlined “‘Faithless elector’ dismissed, Minnesota’s 10 votes go to Clinton.”

Today, a unanimous two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a ruling that affirmed a federal district court judgment dismissing as moot Muhammad Abdurrahman‘s suit alleging that Minnesota’s Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act is unconstitutional.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Rick Scott orders panel to screen nominees for Supreme Court; Scott’s plan to replace three justices has been challenged in court and remains a highly contentious political issue”: Steve Bousquet of The Tampa Bay Times has this report.

Posted at 1:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pro-choice Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski targeted in anti-Kavanaugh ad blitz”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans Confirmed A Lot Of Judges While Everyone Was Focused On Brett Kavanaugh; A second Supreme Court seat is only part of White House Counsel Don McGahn and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s push to transform the federal courts”: Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report.

Posted at 11:16 AM by Howard Bashman

“America’s Courts Can’t Ignore the World: The laws of other countries have a bearing on America’s own, writes Stephen Breyer — and the highest court in the land needs to take heed.” Justice Stephen G. Breyer has this article in the October 2018 issue of The Atlantic.

Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

“You Can’t Bribe Susan Collins: A crowdfunding campaign threatens the Senator on Kavanaugh.” This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Gov. Rick Scott moves ahead with plan to pick new Florida Supreme Court justices”: Jim Saunders of the News Service of Florida has a report that begins, “Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday started what will be a closely watched process to replace three Florida Supreme Court justices who will retire in January, with the appointments possibly leading to a major ideological shift on the court.”

Posted at 8:16 AM by Howard Bashman