How Appealing

Thursday, March 21, 2019

“Racism in Jury Selection Is Real. Can the Supreme Court Put an End to It? The ordeal of death-row inmate Curtis Flowers will yet again test the court’s commitment to equal justice under law.” The New York Times has published this editorial.

Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“5 things you should know about Mississippi heartbeat abortion ban Gov. Phil Bryant signed”: Luke Ramseth of The Clarion Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi has this report.

Timothy Williams and Alan Blinder of The New York Times have an article headlined “Mississippi Bans Abortions if Heartbeat Can Be Heard. Expect a Legal Fight.”

And Reis Thebault of The Washington Post reports that “GOP governor signs law that bans abortion before some women even know they’re pregnant.”

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“This big Supreme Court case has united business, labor and immigration groups. But some see a right wing attack on government regulation.” Tucker Higgins of CNBC has this report.

Posted at 8:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to meet behind closed doors to discuss mystery Mueller-related grand jury subpoena”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this report.

Posted at 8:51 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court Packing Is Not That Extreme: It’s an accident of history that the Supreme Court has nine seats.” Mark Joseph Stern is Mary Wilson’s guest on this new installment of Slate’s “What Next” podcast.

The podcast includes an audio cameo from Ian Samuel, from whom we haven’t heard in a while.

Posted at 3:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Analysis: Michigan maps show bias as gerrymandering heads to Supreme Court.” Jonathan Oosting of The Detroit News has this report.

Posted at 3:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s decision to take up split-jury law casts long shadow over Louisiana’s legal landscape”: Gordon Russell and John Simerman have this front page article in today’s edition of The New Orleans Advocate.

Posted at 3:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Nihilist in Chief: The banal, evil, all-destructive reign of Mitch McConnell.” Alex Pareene has this cover story in the April 2019 issue of The New Republic.

Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Federal Courts Are Running An Online Scam: The website everyone uses to follow the Mueller probe is a hopeless, costly disaster.” Online at Politico Magazine, Seamus Hughes has an essay that begins, “Every day, dozens of hungry reporters lurk inside something called PACER, the online records system for America’s federal courts.”

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Ducks Class-Action Ruling on Distribution of Google Settlement Funds; High court sidesteps decision on the merits of cy pres awards because it wasn’t clear whether the lead plaintiffs had suffered any harm from Google”: Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that “U.S. top court jeopardizes Google settlement in internet privacy case.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Supreme Court Orders New Look at Privacy Suit Settled by Google.”

Emily Birnbaum of The Hill reports that “Supreme Court punts Google privacy settlement questions to lower court.”

Alexandra Jones of Courthouse News Service reports that “High Court Blocks Google Settlement on Standing Issue.”

And in commentary, online at Bloomberg Opinion, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled “Supreme Court Isn’t Sold on the Harms of Big Tech; The justices’ response to a class-action lawsuit against Google is a step toward making regulation more difficult.”

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman