How Appealing

Saturday, March 30, 2019

“Kavanaugh and Kagan Find Common Ground on Gerrymanders; And maybe court packing isn’t as crazy as it sounds”: Slate has posted online this new installment of its “Amicus” podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

Sorry, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — “On Monday, the public will be able to access the courtroom it pays for.” So writes Fifth Circuit Judge Gregg J. Costa in an order issued Friday.

The order begins:

Claimant ID 100246928 — a/k/a the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — asks this court to seal the courtroom where the team will argue its appeal on April 1. It also wants to bar public access to the recording of the argument that this court routinely makes available on its website.

Friday’s order denied both of these requests.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“2 death row inmates similar requests, but different results”: Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Death row inmates Patrick Murphy and Domineque Ray each turned to courts recently with a similar plea: Halt my execution if the state won’t let a spiritual adviser of my faith accompany me into the execution chamber.”

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman