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Monday, March 18, 2019

“Court: Alabama must disclose lethal injection execution protocol.” Melissa Brown of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report.

Ivana Hrynkiw of Alabama Media Group has an article headlined “Appeals court: Alabama must release execution protocol.”

And Jeff Martin of The Associated Press has a report headlined “Court: Alabama can’t keep its lethal injection method secret.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.

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“‘Obama judges?’ ‘Trump judges?’ Border emergency lawsuits could expose or defuse partisan differences.” Richard Wolf has this front page article in today’s edition of USA Today.

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“Would the Green New Deal Survive the Supreme Court? Chief Justice John Roberts may have the final say on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious plan to fight global warming.” Matt Ford of The New Republic has this report.

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“From Triumph To Tragedy, ‘First’ Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.” Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Lee Malvo, the Washington-Area Sniper”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court to examine whether unanimous juries are required for criminal convictions.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court to decide if insanity defense and unanimous jury are required nationwide.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court to Examine Insanity Defense, Need for Jury Unanimity; Cases for next term to consider key questions of criminal law, including juvenile sentencing.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “Supreme Court will decide if convicted sniper in 2002 District of Columbia-area killings can get new sentence.”

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court to review life sentence of D.C. sniper.”

Frank Green of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that “U.S. Supreme Court to hear opposition to new sentencing for Beltway sniper.”

Matt Sledge and Gordon Russell of The New Orleans Advocate report that “U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider split jury verdicts, prompted by New Orleans case.”

Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press reports that “DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing.”

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that “U.S. high court takes up sentencing appeal in ‘D.C. Sniper’ case.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has reports headlined “Supreme Court Will Hear Case Involving Convicted D.C.-Area Sniper” and “Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts Draw Review by U.S. Supreme Court.”

Pete Williams of NBC News reports that “Supreme Court to consider new sentence for D.C.-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo; Malvo, sentenced to life in prison for his role in a series of shootings that killed 10 people, was 17 at the time the crimes were committed.”

Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole of CNN report that “Supreme Court agrees to take up DC sniper case.”

Brooke Singman of Fox News reports that “Supreme Court agrees to review case of surviving DC sniper.”

Lydia Wheeler of The Hill has reports headlined “Supreme Court agrees to review if DC sniper should get a new sentence” and “Supreme Court to consider state laws abolishing the insanity defense.”

And in commentary, online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a jurisprudence essay titled “Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Juvenile Justice Legacy Is Under Assault in the D.C. Sniper Case.”

Posted at 9:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“An Intimate Portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on the Supreme Court”: Jeffrey Toobin will have this review of Evan Thomas’s new book — “First: Sandra Day O’Connor” — on the cover of this upcoming Sunday’s issue of The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Posted at 9:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chaka Fattah loses bid to have U.S. Supreme Court consider his appeal”: Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

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“How Trump’s new rule-slashing judge could sway green issues”: Ellen M. Gilmer and Niina Heikkinen of Greenwire have this report.

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“A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It; Flowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system”: Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bubba the Love Sponge, Free-Speech Icon? Tucker Carlson’s radio-host pal, who castrated a hog on air and was at the center of the Hulk Hogan sex-tape scandal, is the latest unlikely First Amendment hero.” Zach Helfand has this Talk of the Town item in the March 25, 2019 issue of The New Yorker.

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“2020 Dems warm to expanding Supreme Court; A series of White House hopefuls are expressing new interest in remaking the courts — payback for Republican aggression during the Obama presidency”: Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine of Politico have this report.

Posted at 11:37 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to consider whether Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo deserves new sentencing”: Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

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“Partisan Gerrymandering Returns to a Transformed Supreme Court”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:42 AM by Howard Bashman