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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“Local students see state Supreme Court in action”: The Morgan Messenger of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia has this report.

And Matthew Umstead of The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland reports that “W.Va. Supreme Court justices hold court in Eastern Panhandle.”

Indeed, West Virginia has both an eastern panhandle and a northern panhandle. And if you have driven on Interstate 81 from Pennsylvania into Virginia — as I most recently did in October 2015 — you have traveled through West Virginia’s eastern panhandle.

Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“State supreme court chief justice to lead national organization dedicated to American legal system”: Stephanie Francis Ward of ABA Journal has this blog post.

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“As I read about Sandra Day O’Connor, my admiration increased as much as my qualms”: Columnist Hugh Hewitt has this essay online at The Washington Post.

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“Texas Tech Medical School, Under Pressure From Education Dept., Will Stop Using Race in Admissions”: Anemona Hartocollis will have this article in Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Laura Meckler of The Washington Post reports that “Texas Tech Health Sciences Center agrees to stop using race in medical school admissions.”

In Wednesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Michelle Hackman will have an article headlined “U.S. Requires Texas Tech Med School to End Use of Race in Admissions Decisions; Agreement is the first time the Trump administration has asked a school to curtail its affirmative-action practices.”

Chris Quintana of USA Today has an article headlined “Race in admissions: White House gets Texas Tech med school to stem affirmative action.”

Ralph K.M. Haurwitz of The Austin American-Statesman reports that “Texas Tech medical school ends racial considerations in admissions.”

Ellie Kaufman of CNN reports that “Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration.”

Benjamin Wermund of Politico reports that “Texas Tech medical school will end use of race in admissions.”

And Shannon Najmabadi of The Texas Tribune reports that “Texas Tech Health Sciences Center agrees to stop considering race in admissions, ending federal inquiry; The medical school reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.”

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Barr offers unemotional defense of Trump’s position on health-care lawsuit: ‘I’m a lawyer. I’m not in charge of health care.'” Karoun Demirjian and Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post have this report.

Sadie Gurman and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal report that “Attorney General Defends White House Attempt to Dismantle Affordable Care Act; Barr calls Trump administration’s decision a ‘legally defensible and reasonable legal position.’

Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Times reports that “AG Barr defends Trump’s legal stance on Obamacare; Rebukes Democrats, says idea DOJ makes health policy is ‘simply wrong.’

Chris Strohm and Billy House of Bloomberg News report that “Barr Defends Trump’s Latest Effort to Overturn Obamacare in Court.”

Mike Levine of ABC News reports that “Attorney General Barr tepidly backs his own department’s position to no longer defend ‘Obamacare’; The attorney general was testifying before a House panel on Tuesday.”

Adam Cancryn of Politico reports that “House Democrats demand Trump administration disclose Obamacare legal strategy.”

Jessie Hellmann of The Hill reports that “Barr defends administration’s efforts to overturn ObamaCare in court.”

And Kate Riga of Talking Points Memo reports that “Barr Brushes Off Concern About DOJ Push To Kill Obamacare.”

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“Hazmat crews called to SC Supreme Court for ‘suspicious substance’ in letter”: Teddy Kulmala of The State of Columbia, South Carolina has this report.

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“Judge dismisses suit challenging Sioux City pit bull ordinance”: One year ago this month, Nick Hytrek of The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal had an article that begins, “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Sioux City’s pit bull ordinance, saying that the woman who brought the suit has no standing to bring a claim.”

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued this decision affirming the district court’s dismissal of the suit for lack of standing.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Will Consider Weighing In on Alabama Law Banning Most Second-Trimester Abortions; The Roberts Court could step into the fight over states’ efforts to ban dilation and evacuation abortions”: Jessica Mason Pieklo of Rewire News has this report.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal”: Dave Collins of The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that had been filed by victims’ relatives.”

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“A Rush to Judgment on the Newest Justice”: Carrie Severino has this post at National Review’s “Bench Memos” blog.

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“Defining What’s Excessive In Police Property Seizures Remains Tricky”: Martin Kaste had this audio segment on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Posted at 8:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘Kick Kavanaugh off campus’: Students decry George Mason’s decision to hire Supreme Court justice.” Isaac Stanley-Becker of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:32 AM by Howard Bashman