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Thursday, June 10, 2021

“Robert Katzmann, U.S. Judge With Reach Beyond the Bench, Dies at 68; As chief of the Second Circuit in New York, he championed immigrants’ rights, judicial transparency and schooling the public on the law; In 2019 he dealt Trump a blow”: Sam Roberts of The New York Times has written this obituary.

Posted at 9:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden’s pick for appeals court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, clears Senate hurdle despite GOP opposition”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Limits Sweep of Law on Mandatory Minimum Sentences; Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court limits federal law requiring enhanced sentences for repeat offenders.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Narrows Reach of Repeat-Offender Law; The justices ruled that recklessly violent crimes don’t trigger more prison time for felons convicted of gun possession.”

Jordan S. Rubin of Bloomberg Law reports that “Divided High Court Sides With Defense on Repeat-Offender Law.”

John Kruzel of The Hill reports that “Gorsuch, Thomas join liberal justices in siding with criminal defendant.”

And Jack Rodgers of Courthouse News Service reports that “Old Reckless Crime Shouldn’t Lengthen Gun Sentence, High Court Rules; The Supreme Court split 5-4 on the case Thursday, with Justices Neil Gorsuch Clarence Thomas splitting off from other conservative members of the bench.”

Today in Borden v. United States, No. 19-5410, Justice Elena Kagan announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion in which Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil M. Gorsuch joined. Justice Clarence Thomas issued an opinion concurring in the judgment. And Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh issued a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Amy Coney Barrett joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jeffrey Toobin is back at CNN eight months after exposing himself on Zoom”: Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy of CNN have this report.

Posted at 4:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘It Is a Sordid Thing, This Divvying Us Up by Race’; Government racial preferences are far from the only source of our divisions, but they may be the one most amenable to legal abolition”: John O. McGinnis has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

Posted at 3:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst”: Shannon Brewer has this guest essay in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 3:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: Beginning at 10 a.m. eastern time today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to issue one or more rulings in argued cases. You can access the opinions via this link as they are posted online. A client-related matter will have me away from the computer until this afternoon, so I will post about the decisions later today.

Posted at 7:30 AM by Howard Bashman