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Monday, April 8, 2019

“Police Sicced a Dog on a Surrendering Man. Will the Supreme Court Review the Doctrine That Gave Them Immunity? The ACLU wants the Supreme Court to revisit the notorious qualified immunity doctrine.” C.J. Ciaramella has this post at Reason’s “Hit & Run” blog.

Posted at 7:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Advocates Can Finally Begin Citing to Unpublished Pa. Superior Court Opinions”: A goal that I have repeatedly advocated in favor of during the 18+ years in which The Legal Intelligencer has published my monthly appellate column has finally been achieved, as I explain in tomorrow’s installment of that column.

You can access the debut installment of my column, from December 2000, at this link. Back then, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit had not yet even started posting its unpublished opinions on the court’s own website.

Posted at 3:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Should police be liable when bystanders are killed in illegal chases? Court will decide.” Andrew Wolfson of The Courier Journal of Louisville, Kentucky has this report.

Posted at 1:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa’s Supreme Court Protected Gay Marriage and Abortion Rights — and Republican Lawmakers Are Out for Payback”: Marisa Endicott of Mother Jones has this report.

Posted at 1:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Daniel P. Collins — Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit”: Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, “The Vetting Room.”

According to that post, “Collins then clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia [from 1991 to 1992] on the U.S. Supreme Court, clerking with Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth Circuit and conservative lawyer Ed Whelan.”

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“The New Scalia: Neil Gorsuch befriends liberal justices while exceeding conservatives’ expectations.” Alex Swoyer has this front page article in today’s edition of The Washington Times.

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman