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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

“Trump’s Already Stonewalling Congress. What Happens When The Courts Cross Him, Too? Nixon complied with a Supreme Court ruling that revealed damning information that led to his resignation. It’s not clear what Trump would do in a similar scenario.” S.V. Date of HuffPost has this report.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies”: Jill Colvin and Mark Sherman of The Associated Press have this report.

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“Kim Reynolds signs bill giving governors more power over Iowa Supreme Court selection”: Stephen Gruber-Miller of The Des Moines Register has this report.

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“Judge who presided over MS-13 gang cases confirmed by U.S. Senate for federal appeals court; Joseph Bianco secured the confirmation without backing from U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the state’s two Democrat senators”: Zachary R. Dowdy of Newsday has this report.

Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost reports that “Mitch McConnell Broke From Precedent Again To Confirm A Trump Judge; For the third time in history, the Senate advanced a judicial nominee over the objections of both home-state senators.”

Jordain Carney of The Hill reports that “Trump court pick confirmed despite no blue slip from Schumer, Gillibrand.”

And Tim Ryan of Courthouse News Service reports that “Senate Confirms Trump Pick for Second Circuit Bench.”

Today the U.S. Senate voted to confirm U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bianco (E.D.N.Y.) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by a vote of 54-to-42.

Posted at 7:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge: Stop unfairly suspending Michigan driver’s licenses.” Back in December 2017, Niraj Warikoo of The Detroit Free Press had an article headlined “A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction halting the suspension of driver’s licenses in Michigan for people too poor to pay off court debts from traffic tickets, a decision that could impact about 100,000 residents.”

Today, the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this decision reversing the district court’s preliminary injunction. Circuit Judge Bernice Bouie Donald once again ends her dissenting opinion with “I dissent!”

Posted at 2:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution”: City Journal has posted online this new installment of its “10 Blocks” podcast featuring Brian C. Anderson with guest Myron Magnet.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman