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Thursday, February 27, 2020

“U.S. Court of Appeals rules against Omaha college basketball referee who says he was harassed”: Nancy Gaarder of The Omaha World-Herald has a report that begins, “John Higgins, an Omaha-based college basketball referee, has been rebuffed by the U.S. Court of Appeals in his effort to seek redress from Kentucky sports personalities for harassment he received after the Wildcats’ 2017 loss in the NCAA tournament.”

And Brian Flood of Bloomberg Law reports that “NCAA Ref Can’t Sue Radio Station Over March Madness Harassment.”

Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton issued today’s ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court will decide if Trump can fire the head of the CFPB. The implications are enormous. Trump wants to be able to fire the CFPB director. He could get a whole lot more.” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 6:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts rules — The Supreme Court’s chief justice is poised to decide a clutch of controversies: Presidential authority, abortion and Donald Trump’s tax returns are all coming before the court.” Steven Mazie has this article in the February 29, 2020 issue of The Economist.

Posted at 6:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Will Trump’s Supreme Court Remake America? On abortion, gun rights and more, the future could be determined by how fully the court’s new conservative majority embraces a rigid understanding of the Constitution.” Emily Bazelon has this article online at The New York Times Magazine.

Posted at 6:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Nears the Moment of Truth on Religion: The majority’s view of the Constitution’s free-exercise clause poses a threat to civil society.” Columnist Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.

The column currently refers to Sixth Circuit Judge “Bruce Donald,” instead of the judge who actually participated in the decision in question, whose name is Bernice B. Donald. (For what it’s worth, Judge Donald’s middle name is not Bruce either, but Bouie.) (For those willing to indulge me in multiple parentheticals, when I spoke at the Sixth Circuit’s Judicial Conference in Louisville a while back, I attended the same optional outing as Judge Donald, during which she had me show her how to access this blog on her cell phone. Who knows, perhaps that’s how she will first read this post.)

Update: Fewer than 10 minutes after I published this post, The Times corrected the error noted above and appended a correction notice at the end of the column.

Posted at 6:19 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to Speak at UW College of Law’s Centennial Celebration”: The University of Wyoming issued this news release Wednesday.

Posted at 12:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court case that could end Roe v. Wade, explained; There are three ways the Court could decide June Medical Services v. Russo. Not one is good news for abortion rights”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 12:02 AM by Howard Bashman