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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

“Supreme Court Blocks Texas Law Regulating Social Media Platforms; The law, prompted by conservative complaints about censorship, prohibits big technology companies like Facebook and Twitter from removing posts based on the views they express”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes and Cat Zakrzewski of The Washington Post report that “Supreme Court puts Texas social media law on hold while legal battle continues.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court blocks Texas law to shield conservatives against alleged censorship on Facebook and Twitter.”

Jacob Gershman and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal report that “Supreme Court Gives Tech Industry Reprieve From Texas Social-Media Law; Law would allow people to sue online platforms if blocked online because of their viewpoints.”

John Fritze and Jessica Guynn of USA Today report that “Supreme Court blocks Texas law that banned Facebook, Twitter from moderating posts; Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a dissent that it is not yet clear how the high court’s precedents may apply to regulating the internet.”

And Ryan Lovelace of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court blocks Texas from enforcing social media law.”

You can access today’s 5-to-4 order of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.

Posted at 9:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“What the End of Roe v. Wade Will Mean for the Next Generation of Obstetricians; An aspiring ob-gyn’s views on abortion might determine what training she seeks out, which specialities she pursues, and where she chooses to live; In a post-Roe world, that self-sorting process would grow even more intense”: Emma Green has this Annals of Education article online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 4:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Austin pushing to effectively decriminalize abortion ahead of ruling on Roe; The state’s so-called trigger law, which would take effect 30 days after a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe, includes the nation’s harshest criminal penalties on abortion”: Megan Messerly of Politico has a report that begins, “The city of Austin is attempting to shield its residents from prosecution under a Texas law that would criminalize almost all abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned — the first push by a major city in a red state to try to circumvent state abortion policy.”

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hiring a hitman: Inside a Florida dentist’s alleged plot to have his sister’s ex, a prominent attorney, killed; A Florida lawyer allegedly contended with nightmare in-laws and faced fatal consequences.” Stephanie Pagones of Fox News has this article reporting on the continuing investigation into the murder of law professor Dan Markel.

Posted at 2:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who has been getting abortions in Massachusetts? Take a look at the data.” Stephanie Ebbert and Christina Prignano of The Boston Globe has this report.

Posted at 2:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court and the Originalist Fallacy: As the Court’s conservative majority readies opinions on abortion and guns, they cling to the idea that we can know what the Founders meant; It’s not that simple.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at Washington Monthly.

Posted at 1:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court decisions due soon on abortion, guns, religion and climate change”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Do Dissents of the Past Foreshadow Dissents on the Current Court?” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 1:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“CNN: SCOTUS Investigation Demands Phone Records From Clerks, Who Must Sign Affidavits; Leaks about the leaks continue.” Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 12:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Face Heavy Lift for Supreme Court Term Homestretch”: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 9:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“Katherine Magbanua trial: Three things jurors weighed in convicting her in Markel murder.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report (subscription required for access).

Posted at 9:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court leak investigation heats up as clerks are asked for phone records in unprecedented move”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report.

Posted at 7:53 AM by Howard Bashman