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Monday, March 21, 2022

“Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Republican Senators Sounding Shook; Monday’s opening statements do not bode well for lawmakers intent on opposing Jackson’s confirmation”: Yvette Borja has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Long Arc of Ketanji Brown Jackson: Justice Thomas’s hospitalization is a reminder of the stakes at the Supreme Court.” This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“What we know about Justice Clarence Thomas’ hospitalization”: Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 10:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court rules letter that allegedly shows MLB hid Yankees’ sign stealing should be unsealed”: Brendan Kuty of The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has this report.

Ronald Blum of The Associated Press reports that “Appeals court orders Manfred letter to Yankees unsealed.”

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that “DraftKings bettors lose appeal over Astros, Red Sox baseball sign-stealing.”

Peter Hayes of Bloomberg Law reports that “MLB, Astros, Red Sox Win DraftKings Players Sign Stealing Appeal.”

And Josh Russell of Courthouse News Service has an article headlined “End of the road for disgruntled fantasy sports players suing MLB; General awareness of corruption in professional sports forecloses baseball fans from suing over the 2017 cheating scandal.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas’s strict new abortion law has eluded multiple court challenges; Abortion rights advocates think they have a new path to get it blocked; The new strategy is a response to attacks by antiabortion groups on organizations raising money to help low-income patients get access to abortions”: Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jackson Vows to Be Independent on Supreme Court if Confirmed; On the first day of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, Republican senators began previewing attack lines accusing her of being soft on crime”: Katie Rogers of The New York Times has this report. And Linda Qiu of The New York Times reports that “Attacks on Judge Jackson’s Record on Child Sexual Abuse Cases Are Misleading; Republican lawmakers criticizing the Supreme Court nominee have taken the judge’s remarks and sentencing decisions out of context, distorting her record.”

Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, and Aaron C. Davis of The Washington Post report that “Ketanji Brown Jackson pledges independence and neutrality in Supreme Court confirmation hearing.”

David G. Savage and Nolan D. McCaskill of The Los Angeles Times report that “Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson vows to defend the Constitution and equal justice under law.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Ketanji Brown Jackson Stresses Continuity at Supreme Court; Biden’s first nominee for high court cites Justice Breyer as role model after senators aired partisan differences at her confirmation hearings.”

Alex Swoyer and Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times report that “Judge Jackson makes early overtures to Republicans during confirmation hearing; Supreme Court nominee tries to preempt arguments that she would be an activist liberal voice on bench.”

And Josh Gerstein and Marianne LeVine of Politico report that “Kavanaugh tensions simmer behind low-key opening to Jackson hearings; Republicans plan to press the Supreme Court pick on child pornography sentencing and court expansion; And they’re clearly not over previous judicial wounds.”

Posted at 9:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans are right to oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson”: Columnist Henry Olsen has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 5:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“An Open Letter To Yale Law Dean Heather Gerken: As dean, it’s better to be feared than loved — and it’s time to strike fear into the hearts of free-speech opponents.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 3:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“After Three Rounds, Judge Jackson Knows the Confirmation Playbook; In her Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week, the judge will draw on her earlier experiences and those of her predecessors”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“One Public Defender Supreme Court Justice Is Not Enough; The confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court could help re-shuffle the legal profession’s prestige hierarchy, which treats prosecution as synonymous with the concept of ‘doing justice'”: Emily Galvin-Almanza has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-law clerk who told Congress judge fired her over pregnancy loses appeal”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report on a decision that the Judicial Council of the Eleventh Circuit issued last Thursday.

Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Starting a Difficult Conversation: Is it Time to Consider Ignoring the Supreme Court and What That Might Look Like.” Eric Segall has this blog post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 10:17 AM by Howard Bashman

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

And in Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission v. Woods, No. 21-144, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a statement, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined, respecting the denial of certiorari.

Posted at 9:31 AM by Howard Bashman

“What Ketanji Brown Jackson might be grilled about in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings”: Tierney Sneed and Ariane de Vogue of CNN have this report.

Marisa Schultz of Fox News reports that “Senate confirmation hearings to begin for Biden’s Supreme Court pick Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson; Four days of hearings are scheduled for the Senate Judiciary Committee from March 21-25.”

And Josh Gerstein and Marianne LeVine of Politico have an article headlined “What to watch for as Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court hearings kick off; Republicans are expected to press the judge on affirmative action, child pornography sentencing and expanding the court.”

Posted at 9:27 AM by Howard Bashman