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Friday, February 7, 2020

“Are the Courts Beginning to Move in Favor of Trump’s Immigration Policies?” Jonathan Blitzer has this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Republican Party Has Embraced Its Worst Self; Trump’s acquittal is a reminder that history doesn’t always move forward; Reaction and retrenchment often triumph”: Columnist Jamelle Bouie has this essay online at The New York Times in which he discusses, among other things, several U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mitch McConnell Wasn’t Always Loved by Republicans. He Is Now. When he secured President Trump’s acquittal in the impeachment trial, the Senate majority leader completed a journey from staid establishment figure to conservative icon.” Elaina Plott of The New York Times has this report, which contains extensive discussion of U.S. Supreme Court vacancies.

Posted at 1:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“How to Prevent the Next Election Meltdown: As the Iowa fiasco suggests, the most likely reason that your 2020 vote may not be counted isn’t fraud, suppression or hacking — it’s incompetence.” Law professor Richard L. Hasen — author of the “Election Law Blog” — will have The Saturday Essay in tomorrow’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Individual members of Congress barred from suing President Trump over business dealings”: Ann E. Marimow and Jonathan O’Connell of The Washington Post have this report.

Sharon LaFraniere of The New York Times reports that “Court Throws Out Emoluments Case Brought Against Trump by Democrats; Legal experts had widely considered the suit to be the weakest of three lawsuits accusing the president of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses.”

Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Appeals Court Tosses Democrats’ Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump; Court panel says Democratic lawmakers don’t have legal standing to bring case.”

Kevin Johnson of USA Today has an article headlined “DC appeals court: Lawmakers can’t sue President Trump in dispute over private business dealings.”

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Trump triumphs over Dems in emoluments case as appeals court tosses suit.”

Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press reports that “Appeals court dismisses Democrats’ lawsuit against Trump.”

Jan Wolfe of Reuters reports that “U.S. appeals court throws out Democrats’ lawsuit challenging Trump businesses.”

Bob Van Voris, Chris Dolmetsch, and Andrew M Harris of Bloomberg News report that “Trump Beats Congressional Democrats’ Emoluments Lawsuit.”

Katelyn Polantz of CNN reports that “Appeals court tosses Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit against Trump.”

Dareh Gregorian of NBC News reports that “Appeals court rules Democrats lack legal standing to sue Trump over alleged emoluments violations; The suit, which was dismissed on technical grounds, argued the president has violated the Constitution with his businesses, including a hotel popular with foreign officials.”

Bill Mears and Brooke Singman of Fox News report that “Appeals court hands Trump win, rules Dem lawmakers cannot sue over business payments.”

Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “Appeals court rejects Democrats’ emoluments suit against Trump; D.C. Circuit rules, 3-0, that individual lawmakers lack standing to sue.”

And Harper Neidig of The Hill reports that “Appeals court rules Democrats can’t sue Trump over emoluments claims.”

You can access today’s per curiam ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“For the first time, flagship law journals at top U.S. law schools are all led by women”: Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman