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Friday, July 12, 2019

“A Father, a Daughter, and the Attempt to Change the Census: How Stephanie Hofeller’s estrangement from her family may have altered American political history.” Charles Bethea has this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court Upholds Decision Barring Trump Birth-Control Exemptions; Ruling finds employers can’t withhold contraception coverage, in fresh blow to administration’s deregulatory push”: Michelle Hackman of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions.”

And Jessie Campisi of The Hill reports that “Appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control rules.”

You can access today’s ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“On an often unpredictable Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch is the latest wild card”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Pence spiked a Trump judge: The rare split between the president and his loyal sidekick offers a window into the vice president’s independent political ambitions.” Eliana Johnson of Politico has this report about efforts to fill a fleeting Seventh Circuit vacancy.

Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Acosta Resigns as Labor Secretary over Epstein Plea Deal”: Annie Karni of The New York Times has this report.

John Wagner of The Washington Post reports that “Alex Acosta resigns as labor secretary amid intense scrutiny of his handling of Jeffrey Epstein case.”

And in earlier commentary, online at Slate, yesterday Dahlia Lithwick had a jurisprudence essay titled “How Alex Acosta Got Away With It: The only way the labor secretary could give Jeffrey Epstein that 2008 plea deal is by ignoring victims.”

And online at The New Yorker, Margaret Talbot had a post titled “The Judicial System Finally Catches Up to Jeffrey Epstein.”

Posted at 9:51 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Clarence Thomas Will Enter His 29th Term In The Fall”: Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman