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Thursday, May 26, 2022

“Why Are There So Few Native Federal Judges? The confirmation of Sunshine Sykes highlights how thoroughly excluded Native people have been from the federal judiciary’s ranks.” Yvette Borja has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“An appeals court upheld a Pennsylvania law that prevents Philly from making its own gun rules; The city has tried unsuccessfully in the past to enact gun regulations such as a requirement that firearms owners notify authorities if their weapons are lost or stolen”: Sean Collins Walsh of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report on a 3-to-2 ruling that the en banc Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued today.

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gun sales to Texas shooter would have been illegal in California — but those laws could be in jeopardy”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Markel Trial Day 9: Defense tries stoking sympathies, Magbanua on the stand, resting its case.” Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics has this report.

Posted at 7:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Loss of trust, collegiality at Supreme Court after leak of draft opinion”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report (subscription required for full access).

Posted at 7:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Is Enabling America’s Gun Dystopia; After a long period of inaction on the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court is back to doing what it does best: making our world a more dangerous place.” Matt Ford has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 5:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why the Florida Supreme Court must uphold its abortion precedent, even if Roe is overturned; Florida’s constitution specifically protects the right to privacy, which the state supreme court has interpreted to include the right to an abortion”: Law professor Louis J. Virelli III has this essay online at The Tampa Bay Times.

Posted at 5:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Solicitor general advises Supreme Court not to review C.H. Robinson case; As with AB5 case, solicitor general says appellate court got it right”: John Kingston of FreightWaves has this report.

Posted at 5:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Whitmer to Michigan Supreme Court: ‘Time is of the essence’ on abortion lawsuit.” Dave Boucher of The Detroit Free Press has this report.

Posted at 5:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Milwaukee County judge announces candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court, decries ‘radical right-wing extremists'”: Bruce Vielmetti of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.

Posted at 5:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court decisions on abortion, gun control and religion likely to come soon”: Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Posted at 5:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Institutions Crumble: Destroy customary norms of neutrality and hark how social discord follows.” At the “Law & Liberty” blog, John O. McGinnis has a post that begins, “There is certain poetic injustice in that the first draft opinion ever leaked from the Supreme Court would overrule Roe v. Wade.”

Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“Americans prefer Democrats’ position on abortion to Republicans’ — Reuters/Ipsos poll”: Jason Lange of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman