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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

“Arguments in an upcoming NC case could lead to a landmark Supreme Court ruling”: Jim Morrill of The Charlotte Observer has this report.

Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Harvard Shouldn’t Punish Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer; Judging the morality of lawyers by the morality of their clients carries echoes of the McCarthy Era”: Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Is Quietly Changing the Status of Religion in American Life”: Jeffrey Toobin has this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Neomi Rao’s confirmation saga is a sign that partisanship could get even worse”: This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Who as Justice Official Fought the Affordable Care Act”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this report.

Jack Torry of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reports that “Senate confirms former Columbus attorney Chad Readler to federal appeals bench.”

Sabrina Eaton of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that “Senate confirms Ohio’s Chad Readler as federal appeals judge over objections from Democrats.”

Marianne LeVine of Politico reports that “Senate confirms Trump’s judicial nominee who opposed Obamacare.”

Jordain Carney of The Hill reports that “Senate confirms controversial Trump court pick who backed ObamaCare lawsuit.”

And Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call reports that “Democrats vow Judge Chad Readler will be 2020 issue; Murray and Schumer among Democrats blasting his role in targeting health care law.”

You can access at this link the official U.S. Senate roll call vote tally on the confirmation of Chad A. Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by a vote of 52-to-47.

Posted at 8:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Michael Park — Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit”: Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, “The Vetting Room.”

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hip-Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court a Primer on Rap Music”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report, which is accompanied by a photo of Killer Mike.

Killer Mike’s group, Run the Jewels, performed on DJ Shadow’s “Nobody Speak,” which was featured on an episode of the debut season of HBO’s “Succession.”

You can view at this link the amicus brief filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Update: In other coverage, Travis M. Andrews of The Washington Post reports that “Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper and others file Supreme Court brief to educate justices about rap music.”

Krystie Lee Yandoli of BuzzFeed News reports that “Rappers Are Teaching The Supreme Court About Music To Help Free A Man Jailed For His Lyrics; The popular rappers are fighting for the First Amendment rights of Jamal Knox, aka Mayhem Mal, who was jailed for a song in which he rapped about shooting police officers.”

And Chris Mills Rodrigo of The Hill reports that “Hip-hop stars urge Supreme Court to hear Pittsburgh rapper’s case.”

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s Peace Cross case highlights a deeper question about religion”: Columnist Charles Lane has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“McConnell preps new nuclear option to speed Trump judges; The Senate majority leader is moving quickly to confirm appointments to the Circuit and District Courts — likely leaving few vacancies for the next potential Democratic president”: Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine of Politico have this report.

Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman