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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

“Judge Weighs How to Keep Guantánamo’s 9/11 Trial on Track; At issue is a defense lawyer’s request to leave the case for health reasons; In court, the prosecutor opposed the move, saying there is no ‘medical emergency'”: Carol Rosenberg of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Please stop tweeting, Mr. President. It’s making it much more difficult for me to do your bidding!” Columnist Alexandra Petri recently had this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 11:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wisconsin Supreme Court race will pit Daniel Kelly against Jill Karofsky”: Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations”: Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, John Wagner, and Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s DOJ urges Supreme Court to keep CFPB up and running”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors. The Judge Is Unhappy. The film producer’s lawyer urged jurors to do ‘what they know is right,’ prompting the prosecution to complain of jury tampering.” Jan Ransom of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Affirmative Action Opponents Renew Their Battle Against Harvard; A group representing Asian-American students is appealing a judge’s ruling that Harvard did not explicitly discriminate against them by boosting other racial and ethnic groups”: Anemona Hartocollis of The New York Times has this report.

I have posted online at this link the Brief of Appellant that plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice is supposed to be blind. Bill Barr can’t see that.” James B. Comey has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 6:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Oracle and Google are about to face off in tech’s trial of the century”: Online at Fortune, Jeff John Roberts has a post that begins, “On March 24, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear one of the most momentous tech cases in decades.”

Posted at 6:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Don’t forget Justice Clarence Thomas in Black History Month celebrations; In remembering the legacy of extraordinary black Americans, why does Clarence Thomas always go ignored?” Ken Blackwell has this essay online at USA Today.

Posted at 5:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“After Another Harassment Revelation in the Judiciary, Congress Needs to Step In; Law clerks and other third branch staff should finally be protected by federal law”: The organization Fix the Court issued this news release earlier today.

Posted at 5:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judge in Kansas accused of sexual harassment submits his resignation”: Steve Vockrodt of The Kansas City Star has an article that begins, “Carlos Murguia, a federal judge in Kansas accused last year of sexual harassment of court employees, has submitted his resignation. The resignation is effective April 1, according to a memo from Julie Robinson, chief judge of the U.S. District of Kansas.”

You can access the letter of resignation at this link.

Posted at 5:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans Push Anti-Choice Constitutional Amendments to Circumvent Courts; The effort to change state constitutions, making it easier for Republican lawmakers to end legal abortion, continues apace in Iowa and Wisconsin”: Dennis Carter of Rewire.News has this report.

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative Supreme Court Justices Take Aim at Scalia; The Roberts court is poised to undo the late Justice’s landmark ruling on religious freedom and government overreach”: Matt Ford of The New Republic has this report.

Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“School Choice Logic Doesn’t Apply Here. Does the Supreme Court Get That? The Montana education system was designed for fairness and pulling together. The justices should appreciate that legacy.” Sarah Vowell has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman

“A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fight”: Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 10:09 AM by Howard Bashman