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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

“Comparing Cert Stage OSG Efforts Under Obama and Trump”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Politically Ruined Orie Sisters Take Fight to Third Circuit”: Emilee Larkin of Courthouse News Service has a report that begins, “Three politically active sisters, one a former Pennsylvania senator and another a former state Supreme Court justice, challenged their corruption convictions Wednesday at the Third Circuit.”

When the oral argument audio becomes available online from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, I will link to it.

Update: The Third Circuit heard three separate oral arguments in these cases, and you can access the oral argument audio recordings here, here, and here.

Posted at 5:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats defend asking nominees about Catholic faith, affiliations”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Patrick L. Gregory of Bloomberg Law reports that “Senators Spar on Religion Questions at Trump Judge Pick Hearing.”

And Tim Ryan of Courthouse News Service reports that “Senate Panel Advances Nominee for Third Circuit Bench.”

You can view via this link the video of today’s U.S. Senate Judicary Committee confirmation hearing for Third Circuit nominee U.S. District Judge Peter J. Phipps (W.D. Pa.).

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government”: John Schwartz has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Brady Dennis of The Washington Post reports that “Government argues for halt to youth climate lawsuit, saying there is no constitutional right to a stable climate; 21 young people sued in 2015, hoping to force an end to fossil-fuel-friendly U.S. policies.”

Julia Rosen of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Lawyers are optimistic that the youths’ climate change lawsuit will go to trial.”

In today’s edition of The Oregonian, Maxine Bernstein has a front page article headlined “Federal appeals court hears ‘climate change kids’ case.”

Andrew Selsky of The Associated Press reports that “US court weighs if climate change violates children’s rights.”

Barbara Grzincic of Reuters reports that “9th Circuit hears government’s bid to boot ‘kids’ climate change’ suit.”

Abby Smith of Bloomberg Environment reports that “Kids’ Climate Claims ‘Compelling’ But Court Queries Own Role.”

John D. Sutter of CNN reports that “Feds are still trying to stop the ‘climate kids’ lawsuit.”

And Jennifer Hijazi of Climatewire reports that “Kids face off with feds in landmark climate case.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted on YouTube at this link the video of yesterday’s oral argument.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman