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Friday, February 8, 2019

“John Roberts isn’t ready to ‘jolt’ the legal system on abortion. Yet.” Columnist Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“States Are Shifting Farther Apart on Abortion; Split is driven by Supreme Court’s shift to right and sense that abortion right could be restricted”: Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Informer 3838 scandal: Police fear for lives of five new secret informers.” Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston, and Ben Priess of The Age of Melbourne, Australia have this report.

According to the article, “The names remain a closely guarded secret for now, but a recent High Court precedent in the Informer 3838 case means police will be unable to prevent the eventual disclosure of their identities to criminal clients who may have grounds for appeal. The list of registered informers who may have breached professional privilege could include lawyers, doctors and other legal and medical professionals.”

Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“By ruling against a Muslim on death row, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority alienated some of its supporters”: Eugene Scott of The Washington Post has this report.

Online at the Washington Examiner, Becket Adams has an essay titled “The liberals on the Supreme Court are right, conservatives wrong on Muslim execution case.”

And at National Review’s “The Corner” blog, David French has a post titled “The Supreme Court Upholds a Grave Violation of the First Amendment.”

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“These Pending Cases Could Decide The Future Of Abortion Rights In America; At least 16 cases could come before the newly right-leaning Supreme Court, potentially wreaking havoc on Roe v. Wade”: Sara Boboltz of HuffPost has this report.

And online at ThinkProgress, Amanda Michelle Gomez has a report headlined “Hope is all that’s left, with Roe v. Wade in Louisiana; A look inside what could be Louisiana’s last abortion provider if SCOTUS rejects its own precedent.”

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats slam Collins for Kavanaugh vote in wake of Supreme Court ruling on Louisiana abortion law”: Felicia Sonmez and Michael Scherer of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 3:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion, death penalty, religion: Late-night rulings show new alliances at Supreme Court.” Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that “Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court’s center.”

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that “Chief Justice Roberts emerges as key figure on U.S. Supreme Court.”

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Abortion Votes Complicate Supreme Court’s Conservative Shift.”

Posted at 3:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Significance of Chief Justice Roberts Joining in the Stay of the Louisiana Abortion Law”: Michael C. Dorf has this post at “Dorf on Law.”

Online at ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser has an essay titled “The Supreme Court just placed Roe v. Wade on life support; SCOTUS to the lower courts: You can’t overrule Roe v. Wade, only we can overrule Roe v. Wade.”

Online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a jurisprudence essay titled “Brett Kavanaugh Just Declared War on Roe v. Wade; John Roberts joined the liberals to save the constitutional right to choose — for now.”

And online at Bloomberg Opinion, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled “Kavanaugh Proves Just How Conservative He Is About Abortion; A Louisiana law restricting access is put on hold, but its future is far from certain.”

Posted at 3:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“With eager candidates waiting in the wings, Texas Supreme Court slot sits open; An appointment to the high court would require a two-thirds confirmation vote, potentially handing Texas Senate Democrats an important bargaining chip in the contentious legislative debates to come”: Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman