How Appealing

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“Republicans Plan to Push Ahead on Kavanaugh Confirmation; Party leaders reject call for investigation; ‘Very hard for me to imagine that anything happened,’ says Trump”: Natalie Andrews, Kristina Peterson, and Siobhan Hughes of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Alexandra Berzon, Sadie Gurman, and Zusha Elinson of The Wall Street Journal have an article headlined “Portrait of Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford: Thorough, Guarded, Accomplished Academic; Dr. Ford, a married mom of two sons, built a quiet life in California as a research psychologist.”

And in Thursday’s edition of that newspaper, columnist Daniel Henninger will have an op-ed titled “What Democrats Have Become: Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance.”

Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Everyone Deserves Better Than This Senate Spectacle: Forget the political finger pointing; Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh needs to be seriously investigated”: The New York Times has published this editorial.

The Washington Post has published an editorial titled “Slow down, Senate Republicans. The FBI should investigate.”

The Los Angeles Times has published an editorial titled “Christine Blasey Ford is right. Investigate Kavanaugh first, then hold hearings.”

And online at Slate, Will Saletan has an essay titled “Investigate Kavanaugh: Christine Blasey Ford wants full scrutiny of her claims against the Supreme Court nominee; The GOP should support that.”

Jamelle Bouie has an essay titled “Brett Kavanaugh and Our Accountability Crisis: The judge is the perfect nominee for our era of elite impunity.”

And Jim Newell has an essay titled “Republicans Are Getting Away With It: The prospect of a hearing without Christine Blasey Ford is a trap, and Democrats are walking into it.”

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“From the Anonymity of Academia to the Center of a Supreme Court Confirmation”: Elizabeth Williamson, Rebecca R. Ruiz, Emily Steel, Grace Ashford, and Steve Eder of The New York Times have this report.

In today’s edition of The San Jose Mercury News, Casey Tolan has a front page article headlined “Congresswoman Anna Eshoo first to hear Blasey Ford’s story: ‘I told her I believed her’; Bay Area professor revealed secret to congresswoman, then wrote letter to Feinstein.”

And Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post has an article headlined “‘I told her that I believed her’: Calif. lawmaker describes meeting with Kavanaugh accuser.”

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Interstate Sovereign Immunity and Why the Supreme Court Should Leave It Alone Right Now; My amicus brief with Stephen Sachs in Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt”: Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“As solicitor general, Kyle Hawkins will lead Texas fights against the federal government; In his new job, Hawkins will fight the state’s most important legal battles in the country’s most important courtrooms”: Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Minnesota swears in its first American Indian Supreme Court justice; The court now has its first first female majority since 1991”: Ricardo Lopez of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this report.

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Female majority to hear Supreme Court case for first time in history”: Olivia Rudgard of The Telegraph (UK) has an article that begins, “The UK’s highest court is to have a female majority hear a case for the first time in 600 years. Almost one hundred years after a law was passed allowing women to practice as barristers, three women and two men will decide a case in the highest court in the country.”

Posted at 7:55 PM by Howard Bashman