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Friday, February 21, 2020

“Former Judge Behind Landmark Gay-Marriage Ruling Discusses Trump’s Criticism of Judges; Former federal prosecutor, judge, mayor and current Day Pitney partner Christopher Droney discussed President Trump and other topics in a wide-ranging interview Friday”: Robert Storace of the Connecticut Law Tribune has this report.

Posted at 4:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Three thought experiments: How can Congress structurally reform the federal clerkship program? What if Congress standardized the hiring process, imposed minimum qualifications, and converted term clerks to career clerks?” Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sheldon Whitehouse Is Going to War Against the Federalist Society Over Court-Packing; The Democratic senator does not mince words: dark-money interests are attempting to rig the judicial system, including the Supreme Court.” Charles P. Pierce has this post online at Esquire magazine.

Posted at 1:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bremerton lawyer offers history lesson to U.S. Supreme Court”: Andrew Binion of The Kitsap Sun of Bremerton, Washington has this report.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal Judicial Center Report on § 1292(b) Appeals”: Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog.

The last time I obtained interlocutory review by permission from a federal appellate court on behalf of a client remains quite memorable, for reasons explained here and here.

The appellate briefing in that case on whether review should be granted can be accessed via this link, and the merits briefing can be accessed via this link.

Posted at 9:33 AM by Howard Bashman