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Saturday, March 23, 2019

“Pa. officials watching closely U.S. Supreme Court partisan gerrymandering cases”: Laura Olson of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has this report.

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Our Software Is Biased Like We Are. Can New Laws Change That? Data scientists and civil rights groups are raising the alarm about bias in algorithms that determine everything from who goes to jail to how much your insurance will cost.” Technology columnist Christopher Mims has this article in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump May Not Be Able To Tilt The Courts As Much As He Wants; For all the lifetime circuit judges he’s confirming — and it’s a lot — he isn’t replacing that many Democratic appointees”: Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost has this report.

Posted at 2:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Day of Rest May Get a Day in Court: The justices could undo a 1977 decision that gutted workers’ religious protections.” Law professor Michael A. Helfand has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“LSU professor’s lawsuit against university for firing her over remarks dismissed by federal judge”: Back in January 2018, Joe Gyan Jr. of The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana had an article that begins, “In a case that drew national attention and accusations of ‘political correctness run amok,’ a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former LSU professor fired in 2015 for, among other things, using vulgar language in her classroom.”

Yesterday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued this ruling on the professor’s appeal.

Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: Lessons from the D.C. Circuit.” Aaron Nielson has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Posted at 12:28 PM by Howard Bashman