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Sunday, July 7, 2019

“5th Circuit decision on ACA could create political havoc for GOP”: Amy Goldstein of The Washington Post has an article that begins, “The judges of the marbled appellate courthouse in the heart of New Orleans once upended civil rights law, issuing rulings that propelled desegregation. This summer, they could upend health-care law and with it, the roiling politics of health care in Congress, the White House and the 2020 campaigns.”

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Homeless man sues Sandy again over panhandling enforcement”: Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News had this article back in May 2017.

On Friday, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued this decision holding that Sandy City, Utah did not violate the First Amendment when it adopted an ordinance making it illegal for any person “to sit or stand, in or on any unpaved median, or any median of less than 36 inches for any period of time.”

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court Revives Manslaughter Charge in Baby’s Drug-Related Death”: Glynis Farrell Bergner of Courthouse News Service has an article that begins, “A divided Eighth Circuit panel reinstated an involuntary manslaughter charge Friday against a South Dakota woman whose son died hours after birth and was found to have illegal drugs in his system.”

And at the “Turtle Talk” blog, Matthew L.M. Fletcher has a post titled “Split Eighth Circuit Reinstates MCA Manslaughter Indictment of Mother of Newborn Killed by Drug Toxicity” that links to the appellate briefs and numerous district court filings in the case.

You can access Friday’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link. Circuit Judge Bobby E. Shepherd wrote the majority opinion, in which Circuit Judge David R. Stras joined. And Circuit Judge Steven M. Colloton issued a dissenting opinion.

Posted at 10:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Changes Are Afoot: Evidence from 5-4 Decisions During the 2018 Term and What this Tells Us About the Supreme Court Moving Forward.” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jeffrey Epstein Is Accused of Luring Girls to His Manhattan Mansion and Abusing Them; The billionaire financier is charged with running a sex-trafficking operation that brought dozens of girls as young as 14 to his opulent Upper East Side home”: Ali Watkins and Vivian Wang will have this front page article in Monday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling may seem like a win for those fighting governmental seizure of property, but was it really?” Law professor Sara Bronin has this essay online at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant.

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Oregon Dems preserve nation’s only non-unanimous juries, wait on Supreme Court decision”: McKenna Ross of The Oregonian has this report.

Posted at 1:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Notebook: Did Ginsburg hint at census outcome?” Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s Justice Department lawyers may soon pay a high price for lying to the courts; This is what happens when you get into bed with Donald Trump”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.

Posted at 12:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: On Second (and Third and Fourth) Clerkships.” Aaron Nielson has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Posted at 11:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“To get at the truth, unseal grand jury records about a veteran’s lynching; Unsealing the Moore’s Ford Lynching transcripts will help expose the forces that have fueled, perpetuated and shielded racial terror in our country”: Attorney Kevin Golembiewski has this essay online at The Tampa Bay Times.

Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“2020 Dems’ opposition builds against Trump judges; Exclusive data obtained by POLITICO shows that Senate Democrats are rejecting the president’s judicial nominees far more often than during the last Congress”: Marianne LeVine of Politico has this report.

Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Where John Roberts Is Taking the Court: His decision in the census case may indicate a genuine renaissance of his judicial conscience.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman

“Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh.” Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Alameda County judge celebrates 40 years on bench, beating the odds with RBG”: Megan Cassidy of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman