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Friday, June 17, 2022

“Counting on the Supreme Court to uphold key rights was always a mistake; Liberals are re-learning the lesson that only democratically enacted rights are reliable”: Law professor Samuel Moyn has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden signs bill ​extending security protections to families of Supreme Court justices”: Devan Cole of CNN has this report.

Posted at 8:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“The soul-crushing lot of a Supreme Court liberal”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Jan. 6 Committee Calls Ginni Thomas; It damages its credibility with more leaks meant to hurt Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas”: This editorial will appear in Saturday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 7:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“As abortion ruling nears, U.S. Supreme Court erects barricades to the public”: Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 7:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“What we know so far about Ginni Thomas’s role in the effort to overturn the election”: Amanda Kaufman of The Boston Globe has this report.

Posted at 5:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ginni Thomas’s emails with Trump lawyer add to tumult at Supreme Court”: In today’s edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow have a front page article that begins, “It’s hard to imagine an uglier scenario for the justices of the Supreme Court as they move toward the conclusion of their remarkably controversial term.”

Posted at 5:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ginni Thomas’ Troubles May Entangle Justice Thomas; ‘This clearly damages the court,’ one ethics expert said of the latest news involving the 2020 election and Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas”: Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 4:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mexico’s ‘Aborteria’ Is a Haven of Last Resort for Women From Texas; US women turn to Mexico to get medical abortions”: Francesca Maglione of Bloomberg News has this report.

Posted at 3:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“When Justices Have Lawyers in the Family: It’s no surprise that Supreme Court justices have lawyers as relatives, but sometimes when they do, things get tricky.” Tony Mauro has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

Posted at 3:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa Supreme Court says abortion protections not guaranteed under state constitution”: Katie Akin and William Morris of The Des Moines Register have this report.

David Pitt of The Associated Press has a report headlined “Iowa court: Abortion not protected by state constitution.”

Brendan Pierson of Reuters reports that “Iowa top court rejects right to abortion, revives waiting period law.”

And Rox Laird of Courthouse News Service reports that “Abortion is not a right under Iowa law, state high court holds; The court overturned its own decision from just four years ago that found a fundamental right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution.”

You can access today’s divided ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.

In her opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, Iowa Chief Justice Susan Christensen writes, “This rather sudden change in a significant portion of our court’s composition is exactly the sort of situation that challenges so many of the values that stare decisis promotes concerning stability in the law, judicial restraint, the public’s faith in the judiciary, and the legitimacy of judicial review.” The court’s longest serving associate justice, Brent R. Appel, also issued a lengthy dissenting opinion.

Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman