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Monday, June 27, 2022

“Abortions to resume in Louisiana, after judge issues temporary injunction against state ban”: Blake Paterson of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

And Becky Jacobs of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that “Abortions can resume in Utah for now, after judge blocks enforcement of trigger law; The law, which bans abortions in the Beehive State except for a few limited circumstances, went into effect Friday after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.”

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mitch McConnell’s Court Delivers; While Democrats seethe, the Senate Republican leader sees the fruits of his efforts to install an aggressive conservative majority on the Supreme Court”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this new installment of his “On Washington” column.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Declines to Revisit Landmark Press-Freedom Case; Justice Thomas dissented as the court turns away a case aimed at ‘actual malice’ standard established in New York Times v. Sullivan”: Jan Wolfe of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

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“Gay Connecticut Supreme Court justice calls out U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on same-sex marriage ruling repeal idea”: Dan Mangan of CNBC has this report.

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“Supreme Court backs a high school football coach’s right to pray on the 50-yard line”: Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Posted at 5:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“LGBTQ advocate Jim Obergefell fears other rights are at risk with Roe overturned”: This audio segment appeared on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Posted at 5:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Time Is Running Out’: 3rd Circuit Nominee Clears Senate Hurdle, But Some Skeptical of Confirmation as Midterms Loom.” Max Mitchell of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia’s daily newspaper for lawyers, has this report.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brad Garcia — Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit”: Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, “The Vetting Room.”

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“The Rogue Court That Paved the Way for Roe’s Demise: Four judges on the Fifth Circuit are spearheading a partisan movement to redefine constitutional precedent; All of them got their start in Texas politics.” Michael Hall of Texas Monthly has this report.

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Sides With Coach Over Prayers on 50-Yard Line; Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash., had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team’s games, the justices ruled”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court rules for high school football coach who prayed at midfield.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court rules for coach whose prayers on field raised church-state questions.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Says High School Coach Can Pray on Field; Court rules First Amendment protects public-school employee’s right to pray on football field after a game.”

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “Supreme Court backs praying coach Joseph Kennedy who knelt on the 50-yard line after games; A 6-3 majority said that coach’s prayers were a form of private speech, protected by the First Amendment; The court’s liberal justices said the decision weakens separation of church and state.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court sides with high school coach who prayed on 50-yard line.”

Posted at 1:02 PM 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 Neil M. Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the Court in Kennedy v. Bremerton School Dist., No. 21-418. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued concurring opinions. And Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Concepcion v. United States, No. 20-1650. And Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh issued a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court in Xiulu Ruan v. United States, No. 20-1410. Justice Alito issued an opinion, which Justice Thomas joined in full and Justice Barrett joined in large part, concurring in the judgment. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman

“Just Doing The Job They Were Put On The Court To Do; Crushing, predictable decisions from SCOTUS at the dawn of an alarming new era”: You can access Saturday’s new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast, with Dahlia Lithwick and her guest, law professor Mary Ziegler, via this link.

And Lithwick was the guest on yesterday’s new episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” podcast, titled “The Dobbs Decision Isn’t Just About Abortion. It’s About Power. The legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick breaks down the Dobbs decision and considers the ‘raw power’ of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority.”

Posted at 9:59 AM by Howard Bashman

“Protests continue after Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade prompts many states to ban abortions while others work to protect access”: Kelly McCleary of CNN has this report.

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“Justices enter the last week of June with seven cases to go”: Amy L Howe has this post at “Howe on the Court.”

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“Ruling overturning Roe v. Wade sparks debate about Supreme Court’s legitimacy amid partisan passions; Those who support abortion rights saw politics in the high court’s decision but conservatives said the ruling removed the justices from an unsolvable, decades-old partisan battle”: John Fritze has this front page article in today’s edition of USA Today.

Posted at 8:06 AM by Howard Bashman