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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

“US Supreme Court Justices to Get Around-the-Clock Home Security; Extra protection ordered by DOJ after leaked draft opinion; Garland criticizes ‘risk of violence’ against public officials”: Chris Strohm of Bloomberg News has this report.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Dept. Employees Urge Administration to Grant Leave for Out-of-State Abortions; The request for federal employees to be granted time off to travel out of state for the procedure comes as large companies are starting to make accommodations in the area”: Katie Benner of The New York Times has this report.

And in commentary, online at The Washington Post, Allison Gill has an essay titled “Overturning Roe would be disastrous for the U.S. military.”

Posted at 9:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Do teens really have a Second Amendment right to buy assault rifles?” Columnist Charles Lane has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Group Seeks Disbarment of Ted Cruz Over Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election; A group trying to hold lawyers accountable for their efforts to keep Donald Trump in power after his election loss filed a complaint against the Republican senator with the Texas bar association”: Maggie Haberman of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“70 N.Y. Judges Went on a Montauk Retreat. 20 Came Down With the Virus. A judicial gathering at a seaside resort, with karaoke included, became a superspreader event.” Jonah E. Bromwich of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dan Markel murder ‘middleman’? Conflicting portraits of Katherine Magbanua emerge in trial opener.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report (subscription required for access).

Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has an item headlined “Dan Markel murder: Day 1 trial tick-tock of opening arguments, first witnesses.”

And Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics has a report headlined “Markel Trial Day 3: Important agreements, diverging theories, and high emotion.”

Posted at 7:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas fires back at tech industry in new Supreme Court filing; Texas attorney general Ken Paxton argues social media platforms are the ‘twenty-first century descendants of telegraph and telephone companies’ and should be regulated as ‘common carriers,’ subject to government regulation”: Cat Zakrzewski of The Washington Post has this report.

And Brian Fung and Ariane de Vogue of CNN report that “Texas asks Supreme Court to keep state social media censorship law in effect.”

You can access the Texas Attorney General’s filing today in the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.

Posted at 5:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ross Guberman on Conversational — Rather Than Tweet-Worthy — Legal Writing”: You can access the new episode of “The California Appellate Law Podcast,” hosted by Tim Kowal and Jeff Lewis, via this link.

One of the first pieces of mail that arrived at my new office location earlier this month was an invite from Jeff Lewis to appear as a guest on this podcast, so perhaps I will be linking to my own appearance on the show in the not too distant future.

Posted at 4:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dan Markel murder: Attorneys make case on Day 1 of Magbanua retrial.” Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 2:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Myth That Roe Broke America: The debate over abortion is an important part of the story of polarization in American politics, but it is not its genesis.” Adam Serwer has this article online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 1:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Conservative Law Professors Are Creating a Roadmap For Stealing an Election; Somehow, this absurdly warped reading of the 12th Amendment is nowhere near John Yoo’s worst idea”: James LaRock has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 1:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Samuel Alito: One Angry Man; The conservative Supreme Court justice is furious with the pace of social change — and poised to do something about it on Roe and much more.” Law professor Aziz Huq has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Scoop: DHS preparing for violence following abortion ruling.” Sophia Cai and Stef W. Kight of Axios have this report.

Julia Ainsley of NBC News reports that “Internal DHS memo warns about threats from extremists on both sides of abortion issue after Roe v. Wade leak; Since the Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was published May 2, at least 25 violent threats on social media have been referred to law enforcement.”

And Whitney Wild of CNN reports that “DHS warns of threats against Supreme Court in wake of leaked draft Roe opinion.”

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“As a Matter of First Impression, Should Free Speech Protect the Right to Protest at Homes?” Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 10:16 AM by Howard Bashman

“Dan Markel murder: Katherine Magbanua trial opening arguments (Day One — May 18).” The Tallahassee Democrat is live-streaming today’s trial proceedings via this link.

Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman