How Appealing

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Religious liberty for some: Why did the Supreme Court deny a Muslim’s plea for an imam at his execution? Domineque Ray’s lawyers had argued that Alabama’s execution policy favoured Christian inmates.” Steven Mazie has this post at the “Democracy in America” blog of The Economist.

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Isn’t Anti-Muslim: It erred in denying a death-row inmate’s request for an imam — but not out of bias.” Luke Goodrich has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Are Court Decisions Law, and why that Matters to Whether Originalism is Our Law”: Eric Segall has this post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 5:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Cheri Beasley will become the first black woman to be Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court”: Will Doran of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.

Posted at 4:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who’s Afraid of a Political Supreme Court? The Left thinks a conservative Court means crisis — but our country’s people and history suggest otherwise”: Nicholas Phillips has this essay online at National Review.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Completely sealed New York Supreme Court case challenges public’s right of access; Anonymous v. Anonymous reportedly involves legal action to compel a journalist to reveal a confidential source”: Pariss Briggs has this post at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“The case for capping all prison sentences at 20 years: America’s prison sentences are far too long; It’s time to do something about it.” German Lopez has this report online at Vox.

Posted at 1:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bridgegate defendant looks to Supreme Court in last-ditch effort to avoid prison”: Ted Sherman of NJ Advance Media has this report.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court likely to act this week on census dispute”: Lyle Denniston has this post at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

Posted at 1:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Religious-Liberty Claim the Justices Didn’t Want to Hear: If the free-exercise clause allows you not to bake and sell a cake, maybe it should also allow you to have an imam at your own execution.” Wajahat Ali has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hitting the Nail on the Head: Successful Cert Stage Amicus Briefs in Cases with Financial Implications.” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 12:45 PM by Howard Bashman