How Appealing

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

“Pa. Supreme Court deadlock kills widow’s lawsuit over husband’s death during triathlon”: Matt Miller of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has an article that begins, “A 3-3 deadlock on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has killed a lawsuit a widow filed over her husband’s death during the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon.”

Yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consisted of a per curiam order, an opinion in support of affirmance, and two opinions in support of reversal (here and here).

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Crime Hunter: Mother-in-law from hell.” In this past Sunday’s edition of The Toronto Sun, Brad Hunter had an article that begins, “Donna Adelson did not like her son-in-law. Not in the least. For 15 months she unleashed a tidal wave of invective via email to her daughter, Wendi Adelson. Dan Markel was a preeminent legal scholar, with degrees from Harvard and the University of Toronto. He was also embroiled in a bitter child custody fight with his ex.”

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Michael Dreeben, longtime Supreme Court lawyer who aided Mueller probe, leaving Justice Dept.” Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

And Darren Samuelsohn of Politico reports that “Former Mueller counsel Michael Dreeben leaving top DOJ post; Dreeben successfully fought off legal challenges to the special counsel’s appointment in federal court.”

I know that Michael is an avid reader of “How Appealing,” and I join countless others in wishing him the best in his future endeavors.

Posted at 6:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“As legal glare turns to Trump, his faith in Supreme Court may be tested”: Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley of Reuters have this report.

Posted at 3:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ninth Circuit Committee Issues Workplace Environment Report”: The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release yesterday. You can access the report itself, also dated yesterday, at this link.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: The Return Of The Tiger Cub; Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of Amy ‘Tiger Mother’ Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, will clerk at the Supreme Court this coming Term — along with these other impressive young legal minds.” David Lat has this post at “Above the Law.”

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Wild Ride of a Term with Twenty Decisions Still to Go”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman