How Appealing

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

“Colleges Should Be Grateful for ‘Zoom School’ Lawsuits; Universities are being sued over Covid-era online classes; They’d do better to admit that the on-campus experience is worth more”: Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Idaho’s New Anti-Abortion Law Offers Cash Bounties to Rapists’ Family Members; Borrowing from Texas’ playbook, state lawmakers have crafted an even crueler anti-abortion measure in anticipation of Roe‘s demise”: Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alabama’s first Black federal judge won’t testify against Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s Supreme Court nominee”: Greg Garrison of The Birmingham News has this report.

Posted at 9:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ken Paxton wants Supreme Court reversal on immigration, giving Texas more sway in border fight”: Jasper Scherer of The Houston Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 9:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“A ‘model jurist’: Longest-serving Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland dies at 75.” Isabel Hughes of The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has this report.

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Democrats should impeach Justice Clarence Thomas: While Ginni Thomas has worked as a GOP operative, her husband has refused to recuse himself.” Columnist Mehdi Hasan has this essay online at MSNBC.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hundreds of Yale Law Students Disrupt Bipartisan Free Speech Event; Nearly two-thirds of student body sign letter in support of rowdy protest”: Aaron Sibarium of The Washington Free Beacon has this report.

My earlier coverage can be accessed here.

Posted at 8:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Request for Proposal — History of Third Circuit COA”: If you would like to chronicle the history of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, that court is looking forward to hearing from you no later than June 30, 2022. If you get the job, you can have three years from the date your contract is signed to write your book. You can access the Third Circuit’s complete announcement at this link.

Also did you know that a book that was supposed to chronicle the Third Circuit’s history was published in 1982. If not, you can access the complete book (and download it in PDF format) via this link. A photo of the Third Circuit’s judges from 1980 contained in that book confirms that the federal judiciary back then looked a bit different than it looks today (at least in most circuits).

Posted at 6:03 PM by Howard Bashman

In recent posts of interest from the “final decisions” blog: Bryan Lammon has posts titled “New Split on Appealing Sua Sponte CAFA Remands; A divided Eleventh Circuit created a circuit split on whether appellate courts can review sua sponte remands in cases removed under CAFA” ;


State Court Injunctions, Removed Actions & § 1292(a)(1); The Sixth Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to review a state court preliminary injunction in an action removed to federal court, as § 1292(a)(1) applies only to orders of district courts.”

Posted at 4:49 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judiciary group recommends reforms to address workplace misconduct”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

And Madison Alder of Bloomberg Law reports that “Judiciary Builds on #MeToo Response with New Recommendations.”

Today, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued a news release titled “Judiciary Releases Workplace Conduct Working Group Report, Recommends 9 Changes to Build on Progress Made to Date.” You can access today’s “Report of the Workplace Conduct Working Group” at this link.

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: Family Ties; SCOTUS clerks’ spouses land high-court clerkships of their own, as does a Supreme grandchild.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 3:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“As Jackson Faces Senators, Her Criminal Defense Record Is a Target; Republicans have vilified Biden’s judicial nominees who have represented criminal suspects; Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, for the Supreme Court, is the most prominent”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ga. Supreme Court Revives SnapChat Speed Filter Lawsuit; Justice Verda Colvin ruled a man hit by a woman posting that she was traveling 100 miles per hour ‘adequately alleged that Snap could reasonably foresee the particular risk of harm from the Speed Filter at issue here'”: Katheryn Hayes Tucker of The Daily Report of Fulton County, Georgia has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Georgia issued yesterday.

Posted at 9:02 AM by Howard Bashman