How Appealing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

“California Death Penalty Moratorium Sparks Debate; Prosecutor plans to continue pursuing capital punishment, while legislator proposes to abolish it”: Alejandro Lazo and Zusha Elinson will have this article in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court asked to enter Montana school tax credit fight”: Phil Drake of The Great Falls Tribune has an article that begins, “An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to strike down a decision by the Montana Supreme Court that found a tax credit program approved by the 2015 Legislature for private schools violated the state Constitution.”

Posted at 9:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate GOP confirms Kavanaugh’s replacement, Trump’s 36th pick for powerful appeals courts”: Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post has this report.

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Senate confirms Neomi Rao to Kavanaugh’s seat on D.C. appeals court.”

Melissa Nann Burke of The Detroit News reports that “Senate sends Michigan native Rao to federal bench.”

Matthew Daly of The Associated Press reports that “Senate confirms White House official Rao for appeals court.”

Ariane de Vogue and Ted Barrett of CNN report that “Senate confirms Neomi Rao, controversial judicial nominee, to fill Brett Kavanaugh’s former seat.”

Gregg Re of Fox News reports that “Neomi Rao confirmed to replace Kavanaugh on D.C. Circuit, winning over key pro-life GOP senator.”

Marianne LeVine of Politico reports that “Senate confirms controversial Trump judicial pick to replace Kavanaugh.”

And Jordain Carney of The Hill reports that “Senate votes to confirm Neomi Rao to appeals court.”

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed Neomi J. Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by a vote of 53-to-46.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court says Ohio’s move to defund Planned Parenthood is constitutional, delivering blow to abortion advocates”: Eric Heisig has this front page article in today’s edition of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

In today’s edition of The Columbus Dispatch, Jack Torry has a front page article headlined “Federal appeals court upholds Ohio ban on Planned Parenthood funding.”

In today’s edition of The Toledo Blade, Jim Provance has a front page article headlined “Court: Ohio may withhold Planned Parenthood funding.”

Fred Barbash of The Washington Post reports that “Federal appeals court upholds Ohio law stripping Planned Parenthood of funding for wide array of health services.”

Dan Sewell of The Associated Press reports that “Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding.”

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that “Appeals court says Ohio may withhold Planned Parenthood funding.”

Jessica Ravitz of CNN reports that “Ohio can block Planned Parenthood funding, appeals court rules.”

Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico reports that “Appeals court rules Ohio can defund Planned Parenthood.”

aND Nathaniel Weixel of The Hill reports that “Appeals court upholds Ohio law to defund Planned Parenthood clinics.”

You can access yesterday’s 11-to-6 en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction to be reinstated, court rules”: John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has this report.

Laurel J. Sweet of The Boston Herald reports that “SJC rules Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction stands; appeal is ‘moot.’

Jacqueline Tempera of The Republican of Springfield, Massachusetts reports that “Massachusetts’ highest court rules Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction must be reinstated.”

And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that “Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at this link.

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman