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Monday, June 6, 2022

“New York Officials Fear Supreme Court Ruling Will Mean More Gun Crime; The Supreme Court is expected to rule on — and possibly overturn — a century-old law that allows local officials great discretion over who can carry a handgun”: Jonah E. Bromwich of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:43 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Conservative Quits Georgetown’s Law School Amid Free Speech Fight; Ilya Shapiro, who tweeted that a ‘lesser Black woman’ would get a Supreme Court nod, was cleared by a school investigation; He decided to leave anyway”: Anemona Hartocollis of The New York Times has this report.

In commentary, Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain an editorial titled “The Georgetown Law School Purge: Ilya Shapiro resigns as the woke mob sets him up for dismissal.”

And at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine, Jonathan Chait has a post titled “Georgetown Abandons Its Free-Speech Policy Over Ilya Shapiro; Dumb tweets for me, but not for thee.”

Posted at 7:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Surreal Case of a C.I.A. Hacker’s Revenge: A hot-headed coder is accused of exposing the agency’s hacking arsenal; Did he betray his country because he was pissed off at his colleagues?” Patrick Radden Keefe has this article in the June 13, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 2:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Institutionalist: Dianne Feinstein fought for gun control, civil rights, and abortion access for half a century. Where did it all go wrong?” Rebecca Traister has this cover story in today’s edition of New York magazine.

Posted at 2:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ilya Shapiro Resigns Days After Georgetown Law Reinstated Him; Shapiro told Monday that Georgetown has accepted his resignation”: Christine Charnosky of The National Law Journal has this report.

Lauren Lumpkin of The Washington Post reports that “Georgetown Law official resigns, had been cleared in probe into tweets; Ilya Shapiro, who had been on a four-month paid administrative leave, was cleared to rejoin the faculty Thursday.”

Sean Salai of The Washington Times reports that “Ilya Shapiro resigns from Georgetown Law over ‘racist tweet’ controversy.”

Karen Sloan of Reuters reports that “Embattled professor quits Georgetown Law amid free speech controversy.”

Jeremiah Poff of the Washington Examiner reports that “Ilya Shapiro quits Georgetown law professorship days after reinstatement.”

And Chrissy Clark of the Daily Caller reports that “Conservative Law Professor Resigns From Georgetown After Months-Long Investigation Into His Tweets Comes Up Empty.”

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Legal claims shed light on founder of faith group tied to Amy Coney Barrett; Examination of People of Praise comes as supreme court seems poised to reverse Roe v Wade”: Stephanie Kirchgaessner of The Guardian (UK) has this report.

Posted at 11:56 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court May Hear ‘800-Pound Gorilla’ of Election Law Cases; Next week the justices will consider whether to resolve a long-simmering dispute about the power of state legislatures in federal elections”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 11:10 AM by Howard Bashman

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court issued rulings in three argued cases.

1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Siegel v. Fitzgerald, No. 21-441. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Gallardo v. Marstiller, No. 20-1263. Justice Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Stephen G. Breyer joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court (with Justice Amy Coney Barrett not participating) in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, No. 21-309. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Posted at 10:01 AM by Howard Bashman

“Free-speech group will spend millions to promote First Amendment cases; Some backers see FIRE moving to take on fights ceded by ACLU”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.

Posted at 9:53 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s June of Doom Is Upon Us; The United States of America will be a vastly different country by the end of the month”: Matt Ford has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 9:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Is the SCOTUS Leak Investigation Legal? Maybe, But It Is Also Hypocritical and Potentially Counterproductive.” Law professor Michael C. Dorf has this essay online at Justia’s Verdict.

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Why I Quit Georgetown: The university didn’t fire me, but it abandoned free speech and created a hostile environment.” Ilya Shapiro has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.

Update: In earlier recent commentary and news coverage, at The College Fix, Alex McKenna reports that “Law school will not punish students who shouted down conservative scholar; After dean pledged to crack down on disruptors, students accused law school of systemic racism.”

Online at The Washington Post, law professor Alicia Plerhoples has an essay titled “Free speech can’t trump every other value on campus.”

And also online at The Washington Post, David Cole has an essay titled “Georgetown Law did the right thing on Ilya Shapiro.”

Posted at 9:34 AM by Howard Bashman