How Appealing

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

“Talk to my former Supreme Court judge: Retired Supremes are getting busy in their post-work years — see the SNC-Lavalin case — and it is raising concerns”: Shannon Proudfoot of Maclean’s has this report.

Posted at 7:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Groups try to get lame-duck lawsuit to the Wisconsin Supreme Court”: Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, “Groups challenging lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Gov. Tony Evers asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to take up their case quickly.”

Posted at 7:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Republicans trigger ‘nuclear option’ to speed Trump nominees; Democrats blasted the move as a blow to the Senate and a sign the filibuster might soon be on its way out”: Burgess Everett of Politico has this report.

And Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News reports that “Mitch McConnell Just Made It A Whole Lot Easier For Trump To Confirm A Bunch Of Nominees; Republicans on Wednesday forced through a rules change that slashes the amount of time it will take to confirm many of Trump’s nominees.”

Posted at 3:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas bans chaplains from its execution chamber; The U.S. Supreme Court last week halted the execution of Patrick Murphy because he wasn’t given access to a Buddhist chaplain; Now, no chaplains will be allowed in the death chamber”: Jolie McCullough and Elizabeth Byrne of The Texas Tribune have this report.

Posted at 2:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pack the Court? Putting a popular imprint on the federal judiciary.” Russell Wheeler has this post at the “FixGov” blog of the Brookings Institution.

Posted at 2:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump floated nominating Merrick Garland to supreme court, book reveals; Exclusive: Trump raised the prospect in summer 2018, according to The Hill to Die On, but it was ‘not clear how serious’ he was.” Tom McCarthy and Martin Pengelly of The Guardian (UK) have this report.

The official publication date of the new book “The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America,” by Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, is April 9, 2019.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump is appointing judges at a record pace. Now McConnell wants to move even faster.” Jennifer Haberkorn of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman