How Appealing

Friday, May 6, 2022

“Justice Alito Sends Recorded Video Message To Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference”: Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Succession after Scalia: How the GOP outmaneuvered Roe v. Wade; Six years after Republicans closed ranks to preserve their Supreme Court majority, another Democrat is in the White House to witness how that gambit paid off.” Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 2:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Alito Supreme Court leak necessitates an unprecedented investigation; How finding the draft opinion leaker could help save the court’s integrity”: Law professor Barbara McQuade has this essay online at MSNBC.

Posted at 1:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s investigation of the leaked draft opinion”: Glenn Fine has this post at the “FixGov” blog of the Brookings Institution. Fine previously served as the Inspector General for the Department of Justice.

Posted at 1:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“What happens when the public loses faith in the Supreme Court? Overturning Roe will likely weaken the public’s already-low trust in the Court; With a contested election looming in 2024, that’s a recipe for disaster.” Zack Beauchamp of Vox has this report.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘I Can’t Have This Baby’: A Lone Abortion Clinic on the Border; In the Rio Grande Valley, women seeking abortions navigate the complex challenges of religion, culture and a new Texas law”: Edgar Sandoval had this front page article in yesterday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s hacks reward Republicans’ betrayal of democracy”: Columnist Dana Milbank has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“How a bioethicist and doctor sees abortion: Her work touches questions we can answer and questions we can’t; But her main focus is elsewhere: ‘the patient in front of me.'” Alvin Powell of The Harvard Gazette has this interview with Louise P King, MD, JD.

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Justice Alito’s Draft Opinion in Dobbs Doesn’t Threaten Gay Marriage: Why are the issues different? Because Justice Alito says they’re different.” David French has this essay online at The Atlantic.

And the new episode of the “Advisory Opinions” podcast, featuring David French and Sarah Isgur, is titled “Making Sense of the Supreme Court Leak Part II.”

Posted at 1:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s About Time Someone Punctured the Supreme Court’s Veil of Secrecy; Long abetted by a deferential media, the highest court has operated behind closed doors; The public has suffered for it”: Jack Shafer has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alito’s Roe attack betrays a medieval ignorance of ancient history; Historian John M. Riddle believes some women actually may have had more access to reproductive care in the actual Dark Ages than they have in parts of the U.S. today”: Lynn Stuart Parramore has this essay online at NBC News.

Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Alito’s rosy view of pregnancy in America is fantasy; Leaky legal protections and economic penalties riddle the health-care and workplace landscapes”: Ria Tabacco Mar has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Alito Abortion Draft Pushes Little-Known Justice Into Spotlight”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Chandelis Duster of CNN reports that “Alito’s long legal career has featured criticism of Roe and abortion rights.”

Ed Pilkington of The Guardian (UK) has a report headlined “Samuel Alito: the abrasive justice taking abortion rights back to the 17th century.”

At The Washington Post’s history blog, “Retropolis,” Gillian Brockell has an entry titled “Alito was ‘proud’ of fighting to overturn Roe v. Wade in 1985.”

And in commentary, at Politico Magazine, John F. Harris has an essay titled “Alito Wants a Brawl and Looks Likely to Get One; His contentious and self-assured draft opinion throws gasoline on the fire of the abortion debate at every level.”

Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Draft Opinion Overturning Roe Raises a Question: Are More Precedents Next? The legal reasoning that the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc is considering to end abortion rights could uproot a series of other past rulings that created modern rights.” Charlie Savage has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Online at The Washington Post, columnist Jonathan Capehart has an essay titled “Alito’s draft ruling on abortion is a warning to LGBTQ Americans.”

Online at Vox, Ian Millhiser has an essay titled “If Roe v. Wade falls, are LGBTQ rights next? Justice Alito is a staunch opponent of LGBTQ rights, but he may not have the votes to turn back the clock.”

Posted at 9:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Why the Supreme Court told Boston its ‘Christian’ flag ban won’t fly”: Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:42 AM by Howard Bashman

On this date in “How Appealing” history: At this very moment twenty years ago, this blog came into existence, boosting your humble author from nearly total obscurity to perhaps a modicum less than nearly total obscurity.

On this happy occasion, I once again offer my sincere thanks to everyone who has visited, read a post, emailed to offer comments or tips, said hello in person, and/or followed this blog on Twitter.

Although no one should expect to achieve the longevity of Lyle Denniston, I am certainly hoping that the “How Appealing” blog will continue providing daily new content into the foreseeable future.

Posted at 9:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ketanji Brown Jackson must wonder what she has gotten herself into”: Columnist Eugene Robinson has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Scooping the Supreme Court: The first Roe v. Wade leaks happened fifty years ago.” Jane Mayer will have this report in the May 16, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 9:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“The End of Roe v. Wade Will Be Good for America; The mistaken abortion decision, a product of vanity, roiled and distorted our politics and poisoned our culture”: Columnist Peggy Noonan has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Did Supreme Court Nominees Lie to Congress? The Justices did not promise to uphold abortion precedents.” This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:16 AM by Howard Bashman