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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

“U.S. Senate Judiciary considers RI Public Defender Montecalvo for federal appeals court bench”: Katie Mulvaney of The Providence Journal has this report.

And Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant reports that “Connecticut judge breezes through committee appearance on way to likely U.S. Appeals court confirmation.”

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has posted online via this link the video of today’s confirmation hearing for judicial nominees.

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“Kindling a New Originalist Fire; Justice Alito’s argument breaks away from the originalist tradition, but it serves the same goal”: James J. Heaney has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

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“How the Supreme Court made it impossible to solve America’s gun violence problem; If you can’t ban handguns, you’re just spinning your wheels”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

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“Failure to Extend a Precedent Versus Failure to Apply It: A Comment on Shinn v. Martinez Ramirez.” Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.”

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“An Angry Crowd Came to My House. I Still Support the Right to Protest.” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has this guest essay online at The New York Times.

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“Intensifying Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Focuses on Trump Lawyers; In recent subpoenas, federal prosecutors investigating alternate slates of pro-Trump electors sought information about Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Eastman and others”: Alan Feuer, Katie Benner, and Luke Broadwater of The New York Times have this report.

And in commentary, online at The New York Times, columnist Ross Douthat has an essay titled “Why Would John Eastman Want to Overturn an Election for Trump?

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“Why the Senate Protects Supreme Court Justices From Protesters but Won’t Protect Kids From Mass Shootings; Our broken political system has produced a federal judiciary that’s enabling the next massacre”: Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 2:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“New poll: 54% of Americans disapprove of Supreme Court following Roe draft opinion leak.” Devan Cole of CNN has this report.

Today, the Marquette Law School Poll issued a news release titled “New Marquette Law School Poll finds sharp national downturn in overall approval — and greater partisan polarization in approval — of U.S. Supreme Court following leaked draft of opinion that would overturn Roe.” You can access the detailed polling results via this link.

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“President Biden Names Eighteenth Round of Judicial Nominees”: The White House today issued this news release announcing nominees for the D.C., Sixth, and Seventh Circuits — including solo appellate practitioner Rachel S. Bloomekatz.

And if today’s Seventh Circuit nominee is confirmed, that federal appellate court would be getting its first Circuit Judge Pryor, placing it only one behind the Eleventh Circuit in the current Pryor standings.

Update: In news coverage, Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “Biden moves to fill key appellate seat vacated by U.S. Supreme Court’s Jackson.”

Posted at 1:39 PM by Howard Bashman