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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

“Targeting the Supreme Court: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been sitting on a bill to protect the Justices’ families.” This editorial will appear in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arrest of Would-Be Assassin Near Kavanaugh’s Home Is Stark Reminder of Danger Welling Up Against Our Judges; The suspect was carrying a Glock pistol and zip ties, echoing the murder last week of a judge in Wisconsin”: A.R. Hoffman of The New York Sun has this report.

And The New York Sun has published an editorial titled “Judges in Danger: A Gathering Whirlwind? In addition to the pressures America’s judges face to establish ‘equal justice under law,’ they face an increased risk of violence and threats.”

Posted at 8:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“After the leak, the Supreme Court seethes with resentment and fear behind the scenes”: Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Posted at 8:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Constructive Cancellation: An Interview With Ilya Shapiro; What explains Shapiro’s abrupt about-face in deciding to leave Georgetown Law?” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 6:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion, the Thirteenth Amendment, and a (Hypothetical) Conversation with Justice Souter”: Sherry F. Colb has this blog post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 4:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Cancel Culture Became Conservative Academia’s Favorite Grift; Georgetown didn’t fire conservative pundit Ilya Shapiro for his ‘lesser Black woman’ comments; He decided to cancel himself instead”: Elie Mystal has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 4:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bill that would increase security for families of Supreme Court justices is stalled in House”: Daniella Diaz of CNN has this report.

Posted at 4:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ilya Shapiro Accepts Job at Manhattan Institute After Resigning From Georgetown Law Over ‘Hostile Work Environment’; It’s been a whirlwind five days for Ilya Shapiro, from his reinstatement as head of the Georgetown University Law Center to his resignation from the school Monday to his announcement on Twitter late Tuesday that he has accepted a position at the Manhattan Institute”: Christine Charnosky of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 4:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Armed Man Arrested Near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Home Is Charged With Attempted Murder; Man was carrying gun, knife, pepper spray and was upset about leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, prosecutors say”: Jan Wolfe of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Devlin Barrett, Dan Morse, and Ellie Silverman of The Washington Post report that “Man with weapon arrested near Brett Kavanaugh’s home, officials say; The man allegedly told police he wanted to kill a Supreme Court justice, according to court documents.”

Maria Cramer and Jesus Jiménez of The New York Times report that “Armed Man Is Arrested Near Home of Justice Kavanaugh; The man, Nicholas John Roske, told the authorities that he traveled from California to kill a Supreme Court justice, according to court documents; He was charged with attempted murder.”

Kevin Johnson, Josh Meyer, and John Fritze of USA Today report that “Armed man arrested near Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s home; made threats against the justice; The arrest comes after recent protests at the homes of several high court justices, including Kavanaugh’s, since the leak of a draft opinion last month revealed that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.”

And Alex Swoyer and Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times report that “Armed man arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home planned to kill him, self.”

Posted at 3:35 PM by Howard Bashman