How Appealing

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Tomorrow will mark the 20th birthday of the “How Appealing” blog: My inaugural post appeared here at 9:35 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2002.

Posted at 8:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice Roberts says Supreme Court leak won’t alter deliberations”: Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Law enforcement officials brace for potential violence around SCOTUS draft opinion; More than 150 officials nationwide joined a coordination call to prepare for possible violent attacks”: Betsy Woodruff Swan of Politico has this report.

Posted at 7:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice Says Supreme Court Leak ‘Absolutely Appalling’; Disclosure won’t affect handling of case, John Roberts said; Roberts makes comments at a judicial conference in Atlanta”: Greg Farrell and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News have this report.

Posted at 7:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Search begins for next FL Supreme Court justice: Hot-button cases wait in the wings; High court likely will face redistricting, abortion, other pivotal cases.” Michael Moline of Florida Phoenix has this report.

Posted at 5:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why did federal police square off with abortion rights protesters in L.A. streets?” Kevin Rector of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 5:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the Supreme Court could proceed with the Roe leak probe: The Justice Department is not planning to get involved for now, meaning the marshal of the court would be left to her own devices.” Pete Williams of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 5:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Has Always Been Political; A leaked draft of an abortion ruling has some decrying the high court’s partisanship; But the justices have always had their own agendas”: Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted at 4:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Mississippi clinic at the center of the Supreme Court case is still open”: Rick Rojas has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 4:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts calls Supreme Court leak ‘absolutely appalling'”: Ariane de Vogue and Maria Cartaya of CNN have this report.

Posted at 4:51 PM by Howard Bashman

“Softer language post-leak? Maybe, says Tribe, but ruling will remain an ‘iron fist.’ Scholar of constitutional law discusses immediate, future implications of breach revealing SCOTUS decision that would overturn Roe.” Colleen Walsh of The Harvard Gazette has this report.

Posted at 4:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“The brazenly political Supreme Court shows it will strike down abortion rights”: Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky recently had this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.

And online at The San Francisco Chronicle, Chemerinsky has an essay titled “Guns, prayer and marriage equality: How the Supreme Court is about to change life in California; Roe v. Wade is just the start; Prop 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage, could soon be back on California’s books.”

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion pills by mail pose challenge for officials in red states; Remote prescribing and overseas generics are among options as women manage their abortions”: Christopher Rowland, Laurie McGinley, and Jacob Bogage have this article in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 4:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Liberal group calls for protests at conservative Supreme Court justices’ homes; Group says they will visit the homes on May 11”: Anders Hagstrom of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 4:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roe leak may impact how Supreme Court decides gun rights, climate and immigration cases this spring”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this report.

Posted at 4:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Hunt for Who Leaked Draft Roe v. Wade Opinion Has No Road Map; Marshal running the probe has untested investigative powers, and the leak might not be a crime”: Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 4:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Will Dobbs Be a Ticket Good for this Right Only? What the Alito draft tells us about a possible future for same-sex marriage.” Dale Carpenter has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 3:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why the Supreme Court’s Leak Investigation Is a Sham: The institution’s certainty in the sanctity of its own norms is blowing up in its face.” Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 3:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Politico scoop on Supreme Court draft opinion triggers media intrigue; A guessing game erupts over who leaked the confidential Alito draft that suggests the court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade”: Paul Farhi and Jeremy Barr of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 2:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court’s Alito cancels conference appearance after abortion ruling leak”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Orders New Trial for Gigi Jordan in Son’s Killing; Ms. Jordan was found guilty of manslaughter for poisoning her 8-year-old son, but a federal judge ruled that her right to a public trial had been violated”: Daniel E. Slotnik of The New York Times had this report back in September 2020.

Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision reversing the new trial order, thereby reinstating the state court conviction.

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman