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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

“Death Penalty Continues to Wane in U.S.; Death row’s population down in 2017 for 17th straight year”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court legend John Paul Stevens’ Bill Clinton decision set a judicial standard that’s now fading; While many cursed Stevens’ opinion during the Clinton impeachment process, we would be wise to recognize the judicial legend’s good judgment and nonpartisanship today”: Law professor Jed Handelsman Shugerman has this essay online at NBC News.

Posted at 8:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Supreme Court entrenched in political drama is focus of two timely books for Trump era”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this review of two recent books.

Posted at 8:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservatives and Originalism: Their Relationship, Reconsidered.” Jeffrey Pojanowski has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

Posted at 4:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“State Supreme Court Diversity: Across the Country, Courts Fail to Reflect the Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity of the Communities They Serve.” The Brennan Center for Justice today issued this report, by Laila Robbins and Alicia Bannon, with Malia Reddick.

Bannon and Robbins also have a related post at that organization’s blog titled “State Supreme Courts Don’t Reflect the Diversity of the Communities They Serve; A new Brennan Center report details vast racial and gender disparities on state supreme courts around the country.”

And in today’s edition of The New York Times, Bannon and Robbins have an op-ed titled “The Nation’s Top State Courts Face a Crisis of Legitimacy; Judges on state supreme courts don’t reflect the diversity of their communities.”

Posted at 4:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Penn Law dean calls professor Amy Wax’s comments on immigration and race ‘repugnant'”: Rob Tornoe of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

Posted at 3:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Professor Amy Wax And The Bell Curve: Eugenics and Social Darwinism are making a comeback.” LawProfBlawg has this post at “Above the Law.”

Posted at 2:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge: A Harvard Law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he?” Kera Bolonik has this post at “The Cut” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 2:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“10th Circuit reverses TABOR ruling, says lawsuit can challenge Colorado law’s constitutionality; Federal judge previously had found lawsuit’s plaintiffs lacked standing to sue”: Anna Staver of The Denver Post has this report.

Joey Bunch of The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports that “Federal appeals court revives lawsuit over Colorado’s TABOR.”

And at his “New Mexico Appellate Blog,” Emil J. Kiehne has a post titled “10th Circuit revives lawsuit challenging Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Colorado state auditors investigating whistle-blower claims about fraud in Judicial Department; Allegations in anonymous letter sent in May to governor and chief justice”: David Migoya has this front page article in today’s edition of The Denver Post.

Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Man with the Golden Airline Ticket: My dad was one of the only people with a good-for-life, go-anywhere American Airlines pass. Then they took it away. This is the true story of having — and losing — a superpower.” Caroline Rothstein has this article, which contains an appellate component, online at Narratively.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman