How Appealing

Monday, February 17, 2020

“A Legal Lion Lays Down His Gavel With a Ruling of ‘Love, Not Hate’; After 53 years as a federal judge in Brooklyn, Jack B. Weinstein is retiring; He still has a stubborn belief in the American future”: Alan Feuer of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Equal Rights Amendment Could Still Do Some Good; Yes, times have changed, but ratifying the ERA could further shift constitutional law to help women”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted at 7:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bill Barr Must Resign: The attorney general is working to destroy the integrity and independence of the Justice Department, in order to make Donald Trump a president who can operate above the law.” Donald Ayer, with whom I worked on a U.S. Supreme Court case many years ago, has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Online at The Washington Post, George T. Conway III has an essay titled “There is no one to stop Trump now.”

Online at Time magazine, law professor Joyce White Vance has an essay titled “If William Barr Truly Believed in Rule of Law, He Would Resign.”

And online at The Dispatch, law professor Jack Goldsmith has an essay titled “Should Attorney General Barr Resign? He has helped create the perception that the Justice Department is politicized.”

Posted at 7:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Can a State Police Officer Search a Car Based on Probable Cause of a Federal Marijuana Crime? A fun case about cross-enforcement of the Fourth Amendment now before the Ninth Circuit.” Orin S. Kerr has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 7:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judges’ association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone”: Kevin Johnson of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 7:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Embracing Supreme Court Expansion Carries No Political Cost, Study Says; ‘There is no reason for leaders to shy away from saying what needs to be said,’ the leader of a group promoting expansion of the high court said”: Daniel Marans of HuffPost has this report.

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge calls opponent ‘selfish’ for wanting to ‘break barriers’ as first elected female chief justice of Texas Supreme Court; Jerry Zimmerer, an appellate judge in Houston, said his campaign differs from Amy Clark Meachum’s because ‘I actually want the best candidate to win'”: Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Posted at 1:07 PM by Howard Bashman