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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

“Kansas Supreme Court indicates it could punt on whether a key COVID-19 law is constitutional”: Andrew Bahl of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report.

Katie Bernard of The Kansas City Star reports that “Kansas Supreme Court questions validity of Johnson County judge’s COVID ruling.”

And Roxie Hammill of the Shawnee Mission Post reports that “Shawnee Mission mask case at center of Kansas Supreme Court hearing over pandemic powers law.”

The Supreme Court of Kansas has posted the video of today’s oral argument in this case on YouTube at this link.

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alaska Supreme Court will decide legality of new ranked-choice voting system ahead of 2022 election”: James Brooks of The Anchorage Daily News has this report.

Posted at 8:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Michigan AG to argue before state Supreme Court that sexual orientation is protected”: Gus Burns of mLive has an article that begins, “Michigan’s primary civil rights law, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, outlaws discrimination based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status and marital status, but not sexual orientation.”

Posted at 8:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Pryor’s Friendly Fire: What role does natural law play in originalism?” Hadley Arkes has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

Posted at 7:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the Right-Wing Court Can Save Biden’s Economic Plan: Conservative judicial activism to the rescue!” Jonathan Chait has this post at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 7:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Fix We So Desperately Need: Maybe the answer to the counter-majoritarian difficulty was branding all along?” Chris Williams has this post at “Above the Law.”

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Democrats blast Supreme Court on one-year anniversary of Barrett’s confirmation”: Harper Neidig of The Hill has this report.

Posted at 7:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“A wealth tax is a good idea — if we had a different Supreme Court; Democrats have a rare opportunity to reshape the tax code; They shouldn’t bet that the high court rules that a wealth tax is constitutional”: Law professor Daniel Hemel has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 7:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative justices, ignore all the empty threats about court-packing”: Columnist Henry Olsen has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 7:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Name the Supreme Court After Whichever Brand Cuts the Biggest Check; A reactionary Supreme Court with a shiny new plaque on the front door is still a reactionary Supreme Court”: Jay Willis has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Billionaire Tax Faces Likely Constitutional Challenge; Legal obstacles loom for Democrats’ proposal to tax unrealized capital gains”: Richard Rubin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 3:19 PM by Howard Bashman

“Powerful special interests are pouring millions into the 2021 Pa. Supreme Court race”: Angela Couloumbis and Danielle Ohl of Spotlight PA have this report.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Senate confirms voting rights advocate Perez to 2nd Circuit”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

And Suzanne Gamboa of NBC News reports that “Senate confirms Latina voting expert Myrna Pérez as federal appeals judge; Pérez, who was confirmed after Republicans blocked a sweeping voting rights bill, will be the 2nd Circuit’s only Latino judge.”

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Myrna Pérez to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by a vote of 48-to-43.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“9th Circuit Rejects DOJ’s Bid to Swiftly Dismiss Avenatti’s Appeal; Prosecutors can renew their dismissal request in their answer to Avenatti’s opening brief, but the Ninth Circuit on Monday dashed any hopes of expeditious dismissal without briefing on the merits”: Meghann M. Cuniff of The Recorder has this report.

Posted at 1:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Reform Commission Gave the Death Penalty a Pass; President Biden’s Supreme Court reform commission had the chance to call out the failure of the death penalty and the Court’s willingness to tolerate it; Instead, the commissioners let the justices off the hook”: Lisa Needham has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman