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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

“North Dakota becomes third state to ban abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation”: Kristin Lam of USA Today has this report.

In related news from elsewhere, Ema O’Connor of BuzzFeed News reports that “Ohio Has Once Again Passed A Bill To Ban Abortion After A Month And A Half; This Time The Governor Says He’ll Sign It.”

And Elizabeth Evans of FOX 7 in Austin, Texas reports that “Texas abortion bill will not make it out of committee, chairman says.”

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Considers Giving Conservative Christians a License to Discriminate . . . Again; Evangelicals are back before the Roberts Court fighting for the ability to flout anti-discrimination laws—and any others they disagree with”: Jessica Mason Pieklo of Rewire News has this report.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why does the Supreme Court have nine justices? And why can’t Democrats add more? The Constitution doesn’t prevent Congress from court-packing. But such a move would irrevocably erode the court’s legitimacy.” Law professor Steve Vladeck has this essay online at NBC News.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court may get to decide fate of Obamacare before 2020 election”: Devan Cole, Tami Luhby, and Ariane de Vogue of CNN have this report.

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Retiring as a Judge, Trump’s Sister Ends Court Inquiry Into Her Role in Tax Dodges”: Russ Buettner and Susanne Craig of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 7:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“The First Amendment vs. Democracy: Democrats finally have an answer to Citizens United; Will it survive the Supreme Court?” Gilad Edelman has this article in the current issue of Washington Monthly.

Posted at 4:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“How abortion became a partisan issue in America: Joe Biden, a Democrat, has a mixed record on abortion; Here’s why that’s increasingly rare.” Anna North of Vox has this report.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is it child neglect to refuse medical care based on religious beliefs? Supreme Court to decide.” Kara Berg of The Lansing State Journal has this report.

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts: Boy In The Bubble — The chief justice has made a career of undoing progress on civil rights and ignoring the consequences.” In the current issue of Washington Monthly, Stephanie Mencimer has this review of Joan Biskupic’s new book, “The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts.”

Today at 3 p.m. eastern time, noon pacific, Biskupic will be speaking about her new book at the UC Irvine School of Law. Once underway, you can view a live-stream of Biskupic’s talk via this link.

Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman