How Appealing

Saturday, July 9, 2022

“‘Operation Higher Court’: Inside the religious right’s efforts to wine and dine Supreme Court justices; A former evangelical leader details his group’s extensive program to influence Justices Thomas, Alito and Scalia through meals and entertainment.” Peter S. Canellos and Josh Gerstein of Politico have this report.

Posted at 7:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Republicans warn Dallas law firm that paying for abortion travel could be illegal; Members of the Legislature’s conservative Freedom Caucus say they’ll propose bills to block Texas companies from assisting employees”: Rylee Wilson of The Dallas Morning News has this report.

Jacqueline Thomsen of Reuters reports that “Texas lawmakers target law firms for aiding abortion access.”

And Justin Wise of Bloomberg Law reports that “Sidley Targeted as Republicans Warn Firms on Abortion Pledges.”

Posted at 6:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion unavailable in most cases in Mississippi and Louisiana as bans take effect”: Veronica Stracqualursi and Alta Spells of CNN have this report.

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“Thousands of Idaho women cannot travel for abortions due to parole, probation”: Audrey Dutton of Idaho Capital Sun has this report.

Posted at 6:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Supreme Court Term Like No Other; At the Amicus breakfast table, chewing over the start of a new reactionary era at the Supreme Court”: You can access today’s new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast, featuring Dahlia Lithwick and her guests, Mark Joseph Stern and law professors Katherine Franke and Nikolas Bowie, via this link.

Posted at 5:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“The post-legal Supreme Court: What happens if the Court rejects the rule of law?” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 5:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Beside the nation’s first Black woman Supreme Court justice is her husband, a ‘quintessential Boston Brahmin’; For centuries the ancestral lines of Ketanji Onyika Brown and Patrick Graves Jackson were impossibly far apart; Then, 30 years ago at Harvard, they crossed”: Emma Platoff of The Boston Globe has this report.

Posted at 5:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Next Time Trump Tries to Steal an Election, He Won’t Need a Mob”: In Sunday’s edition of The New York Times, columnist Jamelle Bouie will have an op-ed that begins, “Last week, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in Moore v. Harper, a challenge to North Carolina’s new congressional map.”

Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman

“For a way forward on abortion, look to the Defense of Marriage Act”: Jonathan Rauch has this essay online at The Washington Post.

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“Sure, Impeach Clarence Thomas — but That’s Just for Starters; The story is much larger than a potential conflict in one Supreme Court case; All six conservative justices lied in their confirmation hearings; What will Democrats do about that?” Michael Tomasky has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Even conservative justices have a right to privacy”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Self-Fulfilling Prophecies of Clarence Thomas; For decades, Thomas has had a deeply pessimistic view of the country, rooted in his reading of the Fourteenth Amendment; After the Supreme Court’s recent opinions, his dystopia is becoming our reality”: Professor Corey Robin has this Daily Comment online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:56 AM by Howard Bashman