How Appealing

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

“If Kavanaugh and Gorsuch lied in their confirmations, so did Kagan”: Columnist Marc A. Thiessen has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“A lawyer for Virginia Thomas said she would not testify to the House panel”: Maggie Haberman of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“State Judges Are in Spotlight After Supreme Court Overrules Roe v. Wade; Texas judge puts century-old abortion ban on hold for now, following similar court orders in Louisiana and Utah”: Laura Kusisto, Jennifer Calfas, and Deanna Paul of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tony Evers, Josh Kaul file lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 1849 law banning abortions, calling it unenforceable”: Molly Beck of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.

Alexander Shur of The Wisconsin State Journal reports that “Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul files lawsuit challenging near-complete abortion ban passed in 1849.”

And Joe Kelly of Courthouse News Service reports that “Wisconsin attorney general asks court to invalidate 1849 abortion ban; Whether the 173-year-old law is enforceable became pressingly relevant after the U.S. Supreme Court removed constitutional protections for abortions last week.”

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“When Is an Interlocutory Order a Judgment? Rule 54(a) defines a judgment to include ‘any order from which an appeal lies.’ So appealable interlocutory orders are ‘judgments.’ And when there’s no separate document, litigants can have 180 days to appeal.” Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog.

Circuit Judge Don R. Willett was the author of yesterday’s Fifth Circuit ruling that is the subject of that blog post.

Posted at 5:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Susan Collins needs to own up to her decision to back Kavanaugh”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 3:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“The link between voting rights and the abortion ruling; It’s no coincidence that the court is making our democracy less democratic at the very moment it returns the issue of abortion to the political process”: Law professors Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw have this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 3:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Physicians face confusion and fear in post-Roe world; Some worry gray areas in new abortion bans force a choice between breaking their oath and breaking the law”: Ariana Eunjung Cha of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 3:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Man Helping Drive the Investigation Into Trump’s Push to Keep Power; Thomas Windom, a little-known federal prosecutor, is overseeing key elements of the Justice Department’s intensifying investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results”: Glenn Thrush, Alan Feuer, and Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 3:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“What will the Roberts Court’s most lasting legacy be?” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 3:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison”: Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 2:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who Is Brett Kavanaugh Kidding? In his concurring opinion in Dobbs, Kavanaugh tries to walk the thinnest of lines: taking away civil rights, but not in a way that makes his Chevy Chase neighbors hate him.” Lisa Needham has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“CBS News poll: Americans react to overturning of Roe v. Wade — most disapprove, call it step backward.” Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna, Fred Backus, and Anthony Salvanto of CBS News have this report.

Posted at 1:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pentagon: Supreme Court abortion ruling won’t affect procedure on military facilities.” Ellen Mitchell of The Hill has this report.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Urge to Overreach Outlives Roe v. Wade; Critics of the Supreme Court take to the streets in rage, while abortion opponents push draconian restrictions”: Columnist Gerard Baker has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

And at “PrawfsBlawg,” Rick Garnett has a post titled “Thoughts on Hopeful Retreat from Darkness.”

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Thomas and Loving v. Virginia; He already addressed the ruling at length in his Obergefell dissent”: Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“Federal Preemption of State Attempts To Ban FDA-Approved Abortion Drugs After Dobbs”: James M. Beck has this post at the “Drug & Device Law” blog.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Alito doesn’t live in N.J. anymore, so stop sending threatening mail to his old home, cops say”: Chris Sheldon of The Newark Star-Ledger has a report that begins, “The police department in West Caldwell is urging people to stop sending harassing packages to the former home of Samuel A. Alito Jr. in town, saying the current homeowner has nothing to do with the U.S. Supreme Court justice.”

Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman