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Sunday, June 26, 2022

“Inside John Eastman’s California rise from GOP ‘happy warrior’ to Jan. 6 firebrand”: Melanie Mason of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why would anyone trust Sam Alito? Four times in Friday’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Alito insists marriage equality, gay sex, and contraception rights are safe. Why should we believe him?” Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 9:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Thomas remains an outlier in targeting other privacy rights — but for how long?” Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans; Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles”: Pam Belluck has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

And in today’s edition of The Washington Post, Jacob Bogage and Christopher Rowland have an article headlined “Chasm opens between states over abortion pills and out-of-state care; The overturning of Roe v. Wade sets up tensions between competing state laws unseen since slavery.”

Posted at 8:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“On Abortion, John Roberts Stands Alone; Justice Kavanaugh makes clear in a concurring opinion that the court would like to avoid future litigation”: David J. Garrow will have this op-ed in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Did Roe Fall? Before a Decisive Ruling, a Powerful Red Wave. The downfall of the constitutional right to abortion began 12 years ago, after Republicans swept state house elections and passed hundreds of restrictions.” Kate Zernike has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 7:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Trump court limited women’s rights using 19th-century standards; Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. gave a highly selective account of the nation’s ‘history and traditions’ to achieve a longstanding conservative political goal”: Law professor Reva Siegel has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 7:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“The ‘abortion pill’ may treat dozens of diseases, but Roe reversal might upend research; Mifepristone, the FDA-approved abortion drug, might also treat conditions like cancer and PTSD; Proving it works in a post-Roe landscape could be a challenge”: Caroline Hopkins of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 7:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Markel Act’ signed into law, gives grandparents visitation rights”: Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics has this report.

Posted at 6:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“With Roe v. Wade gone, both sides see Pa. as a battlefield for the future of abortion rights; Just a day after the Supreme Court decision ending the constitutional right to an abortion, both sides were gearing up for the next stage in the battle over reproductive rights”: Jason Laughlin has this article in today’s edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted at 2:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court conservatives flex muscle in sweeping rulings”: Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 2:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tight bond between Clarence Thomas and his activist wife Ginni raises conflict of interest concerns”: Jim Puzzanghera has this front page article in today’s edition of The Boston Globe.

Posted at 2:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’: The conservative Supreme Court’s favorite judicial philosophy requires a very, very firm grasp of history — one that none of the justices seem to possess.” Joshua Zeitz has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (06.25.22): Overruled; Roe no more, Kirkland Kirkland Kirkland, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 12:38 PM by Howard Bashman