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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

“Torrance Catholic school case leads to rift on 9th Circuit”: Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has an article that begins, “Nine conservative federal appeals court judges, including four Trump appointees, insisted Tuesday that teachers at religious schools should not be allowed to sue their employers for alleged labor violations.”

You can access today’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denying rehearing en banc, and the dissent therefrom, at this link.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Department lawyer defends herself after viral video on child migrant treatment; In a private Facebook post, Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian says a false impression has been created about her testimony”: Josh Lederman of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 9:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“A chief justice’s underappreciated legacy comes into focus”: Online at The Washington Post, columnist Hugh Hewitt recently had an essay that begins, “Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the swearing in of Warren E. Burger as chief justice of the United States. Yet only now is his underappreciated legacy coming into focus.”

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tennessee Supreme Court will decide whether there should be a limit to jury awards”: Jamie Satterfield of The Knoxville News Sentinel has an article that begins, “The state Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of a Tennessee law that requires judges to override jury awards in civil lawsuits.”

Posted at 9:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“I was fired for being transgender. The Supreme Court should make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Aimee Stephens has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court to decide if public has free access to Georgia code”: Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Reopened Legal Challenge to Census Citizenship Question Throws Case Into Chaos”: Michael Wines of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes, Felicia Sonmez, and Tara Bahrampour of The Washington Post have an article headlined “As Supreme Court decision nears, lower court orders new look at census citizenship question.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “Federal appeals court orders more fact-finding on Trump administration’s plan to add census citizenship question.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Judge to Review Motive of Trump Administration Census Citizenship Question; Documents found on computer drives of GOP strategist Thomas Hofeller considered potentially relevant.”

Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports that “Appeals court grants request to reopen census citizenship inquiry.”

David McFadden of The Associated Press reports that “Federal judges send 2020 census lawsuit back to lower court.”

Jacqueline Thomsen of The Hill reports that “Appeals court sends census case to lower court to review discrimination claims.”

And Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “DOJ urges definitive ruling from SCOTUS on census citizenship question.”

You can access today’s order of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 8:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“Vagueness Doctrine, Delegation Doctrine, and Justice Gorsuch’s Opinion in US v. Davis”: Rick Pildes has this post at the “Balkinization” blog.

Posted at 7:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Gives Businesses Wider Protections Under FOIA; Justices, in 6-3 ruling, find the government can block private-sector financial data”: Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

In today’s edition of The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jonathan Ellis and Richard Wolf have a front page article headlined “Supreme Court limits access to government records in loss for Argus Leader.”

Sarah Mearhoff of The Forum of Fargo, North Dakota reports that “U.S. Supreme Court rules against Argus Leader, says some government spending not subject to open records laws.”

Ariane de Vogue and Steve Vladeck of CNN report that “Supreme Court creates new limits to FOIA disclosure.”

And Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “Supreme Court rules against newspaper seeking access to food stamp data.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, No. 18-481, at this link.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman