How Appealing

Sunday, February 16, 2020

“Fearful of Trump’s Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed; After a week of tumult, some career prosecutors expressed concerns about political interference and the attorney general’s response to the president weighing in on the prosecution of an associate”: Katie Benner, Sharon LaFraniere, and Nicole Hong of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 8:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Worker Fired Over Jail Term Gets Arbitration Award Reinstated”: Kathleen Dailey of Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued Thursday.

On the issue of substantive due process, Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton‘s opinion for the unanimous three-judge panel observes, “Ask yourself how often federal and state judges have used substantive due process over time to innovate new constitutional rights with which they disagreed.”

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Truth in Constitutional Amending: Justice Ginsburg says the push for the Equal Rights Amendment should start over.” This editorial appeared in Saturday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 4:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former Justice Dept. Lawyers Press for Barr to Step Down; More than 1,100 former prosecutors and officials who served in Republican and Democratic administrations signed an open letter condemning the president and the attorney general over the Stone case”: Katie Benner of The New York Times has this report.

Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post reports that “More than 1,100 ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr’s resignation.”

Andrew Duehren and Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal report that “Former Justice Department Employees Sign Letter Urging Barr to Resign; Attorney general faces criticism over decision to reduce prosecutors’ initial sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s confidant Roger Stone.”

Savannah Behrmann and Kristine Phillips of USA Today report that “More than 1,100 ex-DOJ employees call for Attorney General Barr’s resignation.”

Medium has published the “DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone.”

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg presents inaugural Leadership Award to philanthropist Agnes Gund”: Global News has posted this video on YouTube.

Posted at 1:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg Versus the Equal Rights Amendment: The Supreme Court justice says backers of the ERA must ‘start over’ in their bid to amend the Constitution; A leading backer of the effort explains why she believes that the icon of the women’s-rights movement is wrong.” Russell Berman of The Atlantic has this report.

And Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports that “Changing definition of ‘sex’ since ERA was written poses thorny legal issues; Transgender movement did not even exist when amendment drafted in 1972.”

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman