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Thursday, March 14, 2019

“How the Supreme Court weakened Congress on emergency declarations”: Law professor Richard H. Pildes has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Target of Anti-Semitic Graffiti in New York”: Michael Gold of The New York Times has this report.

Isaac Stanley-Becker of The Washington Post reports that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster vandalized with anti-Semitic profanity, swastika in Brooklyn.”

Clayton Guse of The New York Daily News reports that “NYC subway ad featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg defiled with swastika, hate speech.”

Craig McCarthy of The New York Post reports that “Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster.”

And New York City’s NBC4 reports that “NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigating Vile Defacing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Poster in Brooklyn.”

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Here’s Where Republicans Are Drawing The Line For Trump’s Controversial Judicial Nominees: Inflammatory college writings? Sometimes a problem, sometimes not. Poor performance in the Senate? No go. Accusations of racism? It depends.” Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report.

Posted at 5:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“What Now?” The seventh (bonus) installment of the “Over My Dead Body” podcast focusing on the murder of law professor Dan Markel has been posted online, and you can access it via this link.

Posted at 3:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s 9th Circuit nominee says he’s sorry for past writings about women and AIDS”: Sarah D. Wire has this article in today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times.

Emma Dumain and Emily Cadei of McClatchy DC report that “Trump pick on track to join California’s 9th Circuit despite Feinstein, Harris opposition.”

Brian Oxenhandler of NBC News reports that “Trump judicial pick addresses writings on HIV, gays at confirmation hearing; Kenneth Lee, who has been nominated to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, came under fire for decades-old writings on race, HIV and LGBTQ issues.”

Trish Turner of ABC News reports that “Trump, ignoring Democratic senators, set to name 2 judges in California.”

Todd Ruger of Roll Call reports that “Another Trump judicial nominee backs away from college writings; Kenneth Lee’s testimony came hours before Senate confirmation of Neomi Rao, who had also backed away from college articles.”

Marianne LeVine of Politico reports that “Trump judicial pick expresses regret for college writings.”

And Sanjana Karanth of HuffPost reports that “Trump Judicial Pick Kenneth Lee Says He ‘Regrets’ Controversial College Writings; Lee said during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday he regrets his past writings on AIDS and sexual assault.”

You can access via this link the video of yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Ninth Circuit nominees Daniel P. Collins and Kenneth Kiyul Lee.

Posted at 3:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hip-hop wants Supreme Court to rule, again, on when threatening to kill constitutes art”: Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN has this report.

Posted at 1:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court confronts a prosecutor who didn’t know how to quit being racist; Curtis Flowers was tried six times for the same alleged acts, because the same prosecutor keeps screwing up”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fifth Circuit Tries to Force Supreme Court to Take on Abortion Rights Next Term; In a one-page order issued Wednesday, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upped the ante in the fight over abortion rights in the courts”: Jessica Mason Pieklo of RewireNews has this report.

Posted at 1:50 PM by Howard Bashman

Two weeks from today, I will be speaking at the 2019 Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium, taking place March 28 & 29, 2019 in Fayetteville, AR: You can register to attend via this link.

Kannon Shanmugam will be speaking about the latest developments at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Among the other speakers are federal appellate judges from the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits and state appellate judges from Arizona, Arkansas, and Minnesota.

You can access the program’s agenda at this link and a complete list of speakers at this link.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“New York appellate court allows Summer Zervos defamation suit against Trump to proceed”: Felicia Sonmez of The Washington Post has this report.

Jennifer Peltz of The Associated Press reports that “‘Apprentice’ contestant’s Trump defamation suit can proceed.”

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that “Trump fails to end ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s lawsuit.”

Erik Larson and Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News report that “Trump Fails to Deter Lawsuit That Could Force His Testimony.”

And Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News reports that “An Appeals Court Ruled For The First Time That Trump Can Be Sued In State Court.”

You can access today’s 3-to-2 ruling of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department at this link.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Masterpiece Cakeshop & Proof of Religious Hostility in Civil Rights Enforcement”: Joshua Matz has this post at the “Take Care” blog.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“State Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling, says Sandy Hook families can sue gun manufacturer Remington”: Dave Altimari of The Hartford Courant has this report.

Rob Ryser of The Connecticut Post reports that “Supreme Court reinstates Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against gunmaker.”

Rick Rojas and Kristin Hussey of The New York Times have an article headlined “Sandy Hook Massacre: Gun Makers Lose Major Ruling Over Liability.”

Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Manufacturer of AR-15 Can Be Sued Over Sandy Hook Massacre, Court Rules; Connecticut Supreme Court allowed victims’ suit to move forward over its marketing of the gun.”

Dave Collins of The Associated Press reports that “Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting.”

Tina Bellon of Reuters reports that “U.S. court rules families can sue gun maker over Sandy Hook shooting.”

Chris Dolmetsch and Erik Larson of Bloomberg News report that “Gun Industry Dealt Blow by Connecticut Court Over Sandy Hook.”

Today’s 4-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of Connecticut consists of a majority opinion and a dissenting opinion.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Court and the Cross: How far is the Supreme Court willing to open the public square to more overtly religious expression? A pending case may tell us.” Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman