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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

“What Alito Should Have Written: I too think Roe’s constitutional foundation is shaky, but Roe’s supporters deserved a more thoughtful opinion than what Alito gave them.” Sarah Isgur has this essay in the nature of a thought experiment online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Faces Historic Case Backlog as Fractious Term Comes to an End; Decisions on abortion, guns, climate left until last few weeks; Justices have 33 opinions left as leak probe strains relations”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Posted at 10:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“When Picking Judges, Democrats Need to Stop Ignoring Economics”: Columnist Binyamin Appelbaum has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“AZ Supreme Court Justice faces criticism for ‘Rasta Clint’ video”: Dave Biscobing of ABC15 in Phoenix has this report. The article includes this link to the video on YouTube.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“DOJ appeals mask mandate order for public transportation”: Alex Swoyer and Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Times have this report.

Tierney Sneed of CNN reports that “CDC defends its authority to issue transportation mask mandate in brief arguing for reversal of ruling that blocked it.”

And David Shepardson of Reuters reports that “U.S. asks court to reverse order lifting airplane mask mandate.”

You can access at this link the Brief for Appellant that the federal government filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to deliver on ‘culture war’ issues in much-watched cases this month”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Harvard Needs Merit-Based Admissions; A Supreme Court decision could force colleges to move away from affirmative action and create true diversity on campus”: Law professor Alan M. Dershowitz will have this op-ed in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyers in state-court opioid cases rip federal judge who levied common benefit ‘tax'”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 8:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Law Clerk Harassment Is Focus of New Non-Profit Group”: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 4:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s premature to assume Roe v. Wade is dead; Supreme Court justices have changed their minds at the last minute in hot button cases before”: Professor Reece Jones has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 3:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Massachusetts should use Texas abortion law to bar assault weapons; The Supreme Court has said that federal courts can’t step in, so why not a state prohibition on the manufacture, distribution, sale, or possession of military-style weapons or ammunition, enforced through private bounties of a million dollars?” Law professor Kent Greenfield has this essay online at The Boston Globe.

Posted at 3:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“In death row case, the Supreme Court says guilt is now beside the point”: Columnist Radley Balko has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Escalation of the Supreme Court’s leak probe puts clerks in a ‘no-win’ situation”: Tierney Sneed of CNN has this report.

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court action on undated ballots in a Pennsylvania race is watched closely by Oz and McCormick; The Supreme Court paused the counting of undated mail-in ballots in a judicial race; Such ballots are also at issue in the state’s Republican Senate primary”: Neil Vigdor and Adam Liptak of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to decide whether businesses may refuse LGBTQ couples for same-sex wedding services; A Denver website designer wants to refuse to make sites for same-sex weddings; She says the ceremonies conflict with her religion; Critics say that’s discrimination”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report (subscription required for full access).

And at “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Dale Carpenter has a post titled “Government Can’t Compel the Creation of Wedding Websites; The Tenth Circuit erred in concluding otherwise, undermining a freedom critical to the LGBT-rights movement itself.”

Posted at 8:37 AM by Howard Bashman

“Are internet companies ‘common carriers’ of content? Courts diverge on key question.” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 8:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘Trust’ at the Supreme Court? The court’s self-destruction continues.” Columnist Jennifer Rubin has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:27 AM by Howard Bashman