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Thursday, February 14, 2019

“Trump’s Face-Saving Way Out of Political Crisis Raises Fears Over Rule of Law”: Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this report.

Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain an editorial titled “Trump’s Political Emergency: His border order will divide Republicans and may be stopped in court.”

And online at The New York Times, Peter H. Schuck has an essay titled “The Real Problem With Trump’s National Emergency Plan: The fact that the president may have the authority to throw away billions on a foolish campaign promise is itself scandalous.”

Posted at 8:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“El Chapo escaped two prisons in Mexico — but no one’s ever busted out of the American ‘ADX'”: Deanna Paul of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former Wisconsin Solicitor General and Supreme Court Litigator Joins Troutman Sanders to Lead National Appellate and Supreme Court Practice”: Troutman Sanders LLP issued this news release today about attorney Misha Tseytlin.

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“Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate founded school that allows ban on teachers, students and parents in gay relationships”: Molly Beck of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.

Riley Vetterkind of The Wisconsin State Journal reports that “Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate helped found academy that bans LGBT teachers, students.”

Jessie Opoien of The Cap Times of Madison, Wisconsin reports that “Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn founded school banning same-sex relationships.”

And Laurel White of Wisconsin Public Radio reports that “State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Backs School That Bans Homosexuals; Conservative-Backed Candidate Says His Religious Beliefs Can Exist Separately From Judicial Rulings.”

Posted at 8:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court weighs a Trump census question that could undercut California’s power”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 7:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her life and career during an event hosted by the Law Library of Congress in Washington, DC”: C-SPAN has posted online at this link the video of this event from this afternoon.

Posted at 5:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who Would Do This?” The third installment of the “Over My Dead Body” podcast focusing on the murder of law professor Dan Markel was posted online today, and you can access it via this link.

Posted at 5:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Penn State law and women’s studies professors discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s role in modern feminism”: Natalie Schield of The Daily Collegian, the student newspaper of Penn State University, has this report.

Posted at 5:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Teresa Chafin, sister of Sen. Ben Chafin, elected to Virginia Supreme Court”: Amy Friedenberger of The Roanoke (Va.) Times has this report.

Patrick Wilson of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that “General Assembly elects Judge Teresa Chafin to Va. Supreme Court after brother backs her bid.”

And Marie Albiges of The Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia reports that “General Assembly picks senator’s sister to be newest Virginia Supreme Court Justice.”

Posted at 5:29 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: This afternoon, I will be meeting with co-counsel about a new appellate matter. As a result, additional posts will appear here this evening.

As always while I am away from the blog, appellate-related retweets will appear more frequently on this blog’s Twitter feed.

Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“In Harvard affirmative action case, judge appears skeptical”: In today’s edition of The Boston Globe, Deirdre Fernandes has a front page article that begins, “US District Judge Allison Burroughs appeared skeptical Wednesday that plaintiffs had offered enough proof that Harvard College intentionally discriminated against Asian-American applicants, given that no rejected students testified during a three-week trial.”

And Camille G. Caldera and Sahar M. Mohammadzadeh of The Harvard Crimson report that “Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing.”

Posted at 8:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bill Would Make Online Access to Federal Court Records Free”: Kayla Goggin of Courthouse News Service has a report that begins, “House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would remove online paywalls and make federal court records free to the public.”

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“When Judges Defy the Supreme Court: The chief justice faces a time of great testing, both of himself and of the institution he heads, as the lower courts move rapidly even to his right.” Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 8:15 AM by Howard Bashman