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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

“Rape Case Judge Resigns Over ‘Good Family’ Remark; State Orders Training”: Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Nick Corasaniti of The New York Times have this report.

Susan K. Livio and Brent Johnson of NJ Advance Media report that “N.J. judges under fire for comments in rape cases punished by state Supreme Court.”

And Anna Orso of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “N.J. judge who gave leniency to teen from a ‘good family’ in sexual assault case is off the bench.”

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“John Paul Stevens Was Justice Incarnate; I was lucky enough to see firsthand how he embodied judicial, moral and personal independence”: Law professor Jamal Greene has this essay online at The New York Times.

Also online at that newspaper, Jesse Wegman has an essay titled “John Paul Stevens Dissented Until the End; The justice, who died on Tuesday, was not quiet about court matters in his retirement.”

And Emily Bazelon has an essay titled “Why Justice Stevens Turned Against the Death Penalty; He ended up seeing it as a failure.”

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“We Need People Like Justice Stevens More Than Ever; He called for protections for gay Americans because he was able to see the world from the perspective of others”: Chris Geidner has this essay online at The New York Times.

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“Abandoning Originalism Wouldn’t Be Very Conservative”: Mike Rappaport has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

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“Justice Stevens, the Longest Living Supreme Court Justices, and Other Age Milestones”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

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“Trump Fifth Circuit Nominee Faces Rare GOP Pusback”: Tim Ryan of Courthouse News Service has this report.

And from Politico, Marianne LeVine reports that “Ted Cruz questions conservative credentials of Trump judicial nominee.” Yesterday, LeVine had an article headlined “Republican senators may sink another Trump judicial nominee; Senators have raised concerns about Halil Suleyman ‘Sul’ Ozerden’s judicial record and possible issues with a background check.” And earlier, Eliana Johnson and LeVine had an article headlined “Mulvaney pushed judicial nominee over objections of White House lawyers.”

You can view the video of today’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Fifth Circuit nominee U.S. District Judge Halil Suleyman Ozerden (S.D. Miss.) via this link.

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“The Humane Legacy of the Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens”: Jeffrey Toobin has this post online at The New Yorker.

Online at The Atlantic, Jeffrey Rosen has an essay titled “The Impartial Justice: As the Court shifted around him, John Paul Stevens endeavored to remain neutral, transparent, and focused on liberty.”

Online at The Washington Post, law professor Diane Marie Amann has an essay titled “Justice John Paul Stevens leaves behind a rich legacy that we cannot forget.”

Online at Bloomberg Opinion, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled “Justice Stevens Was Brilliant, Modest and Unafraid of Change; The eventual leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court was a throwback to an earlier era.”

Online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick and la professor Sonja West have a jurisprudence essay titled “John Paul Stevens, Maverick and Conscience of the Supreme Court, Dies at 99.”

And online at ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser has an essay titled “The last great conservative justice is dead; Justice John Paul Stevens held firm to conservative values that stood for something other than will to power.”

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