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Monday, September 17, 2018

“Chief Justice Roberts stays ruling that would have forced GOP super PAC to disclose donors”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s Susan Collins’s Moment: Failing to treat Kavanaugh fairly would give us a nasty #MeToo precedent.” Columnist William McGurn will have this op-ed in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Did Judge Martha Kavanaugh ‘Rule Against’ the Parents of Her Son’s Accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford? Right-wing web sites concocted a cynical (and grossly inaccurate) conspiracy theory about a woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.” has this post.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Court nominee”: Michael Scherer of The Washington Post has an article that begins, “Republicans are bracing for political aftershocks from the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, with some expressing fear that the coming investigation will refocus the nation’s attention on an issue that could drive up the Democratic vote in the midterm elections.”

Posted at 9:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“With Trump muted, White House leans on Kavanaugh to defend himself”: Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, and Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination Is in Big Trouble”: John Cassidy has this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans, Democrats face risks and rewards in Brett Kavanaugh’s embattled Supreme Court nomination”: Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 7:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“#MeToo spurred Christine Blasey Ford to open up about alleged attack year before Kavanaugh nomination, friends say; ‘I’ve been trying to forget this all my life,’ she told friend, ‘and now I’m supposed to remember every little detail'”: Julia Prodis Sulek of The San Jose Mercury News has this report.

Posted at 7:51 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh confirmation in crisis; The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said her client hopes to tell ‘her story in a manner that is a fair proceeding'”: Elana Schor, Rebecca Morin, and Burgess Everett of Politico have this report.

Posted at 6:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out”: Joel Rose had this audio segment on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Posted at 6:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Anita Hill’s accusations did not hurt public support for Clarence Thomas in ’91”: Grace Sparks of CNN has this report.

Posted at 6:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“There Will Be A Public Hearing With Brett Kavanaugh And The Woman Who Accused Him Of Assault; The announcement of the hearing comes just a day after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school”: Tarini Parti and Paul McLeod of BuzzFeed News have this report.

Posted at 6:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump defends Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation, says Senate will ‘go through a process and hear everybody out'”: John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, and Felicia Sonmez of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“The claim against Kavanaugh is not a suspicious 11th-hour bombshell. Because we’re not in the 11th hour.” Media columnist Margaret Sullivan has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify, her attorney says; judge offers fresh denial”: John Wagner and Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post have this report.

Eileen Sullivan and Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times report that “Brett Kavanaugh and His Accuser Say They’re Willing to Testify.”

Jennifer Haberkorn of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Kavanaugh and his accuser say they’re willing to testify on assault allegations.”

Peter Nicholas and Kristina Peterson of The Wall Street Journal report that “Brett Kavanaugh, and His Accuser, Are Willing to Testify Before Senate Panel; Supreme Court nominee issues first comment since Christine Blasey Ford came public.”

And Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports that “GOP divided on how to handle Kavanaugh accusations; Collins wants testimony, Grassley says follow-up phone calls are right path.”

Posted at 1:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alumnae Of Christine Blasey Ford’s High School Circulate Letter Of Support; Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are ‘all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton,’ they wrote”: Amanda Terkel and Arthur Delaney of HuffPost have this report.

Posted at 1:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh is willing to answer questions on allegations as Susan Collins calls for him, accuser to testify”: Ariane de Vogue and Eli Watkins of CNN have this report. CNN has also posted online an item titled “Read the letter Christine Blasey Ford sent accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.”

And Josh Gerstein, Andrew Restuccia, and Daniel Lippman of Politico have a report headlined “‘I do not know this woman’: Trump allies rally to Kavanaugh’s defense; The president needs a Supreme Court win to show his core supporters in the November midterms.”

Posted at 12:59 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Threat to Roe v. Wade in the Case of the Missing Precedent”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“ABA Rates Another Trump 8th Circuit Nominee ‘Not Qualified'”: Patrick L. Gregory of Bloomberg Law has a report that begins, “Jonathan Kobes isn’t qualified to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, according to the American Bar Association.”

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Flake’s revenge? Trump antagonist holds power over Supreme Court pick; Trump drove the Arizona senator into retirement with his blistering criticism; Now the fate of the president’s high court nominee may be in Flake’s hands”: Elana Schor of Politico has this report.

Posted at 8:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells N.J. crowd how reading helped her reach top court”: Alexis Johnson of NJ Advance Media has this report.

Posted at 8:08 AM by Howard Bashman