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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

“Louisiana’s abortion ban was again blocked by judge; A hearing is set for Monday; The decision again opens the door for the state’s clinics”: Sam Karlin of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

And Kate Zernike of The New York Times reports that “Louisiana Judge Allows Abortions to Become Legal Again; For the second time, a judge temporarily blocked the state’s trigger bans, which went into effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.”

Posted at 7:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“California Gun Measures Let Citizens Sue to Enforce Regulations; New law and bill Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he would sign use civil liability to target gun industry”: Zusha Elinson and Christine Mai-Duc of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Andrew Sheeler of The Sacramento Bee reports that “Gavin Newsom signs new gun-control law allowing lawsuits against firearm manufacturers.”

Hannah Wiley of The Los Angeles Times reports that “California enacts sweeping gun control laws, setting up a legal showdown.”

Sophia Bollag of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Newsom signs new California law to hold gunmakers accountable for violence.”

And Kevin Winter of Courthouse News Service reports that “Newsom signs law allowing civil suits against gun dealers, manufacturers; The bill allows anyone to sue a gun dealer or manufacturer that sells or makes a gun already illegal under California law.”

Posted at 7:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“New York’s Top Judge Resigns Amid Misconduct Proceeding; Attorney for Court of Appeals Judge Janet DiFiore said her resignation wasn’t related to a claim that she improperly attempted to influence a disciplinary hearing”: Jimmy Vielkind and Corinne Ramey of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Posted at 7:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The latest battle over abortion rights in Pa. is all about the state constitution. Here’s what to know. Two competing efforts underscore the importance the state’s founding document will play in what comes next.” Jonathan Lai and Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.

And Ximena Conde of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs executive order to protect abortion seekers traveling from other states; Pennsylvania has joined New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in offering protections for out-of-state women seeking reproductive health services, including abortion.”

Posted at 5:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ill-Considered Decision Revives Judicial Misconduct Complaint”: Richard Samp has this post at the blog of the New Civil Liberties Alliance.

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former judge Richard Posner seeks dismissal of $170,000 wage case”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has a report that begins, “Lawyers for former U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit by an Indiana man who says he is owed $170,000 for working at the prominent jurist’s short-lived assistance project for pro se litigants.”

Reuters has posted the brief in support of the motion to dismiss at this link.

Posted at 4:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court threw a ‘punch to the gut,’ PNW Native leaders say”: Daniel Beekman and Omar Shaikh Rashad of The Seattle Times have this report.

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court turns to history: How does past speak to the present?” Henry Gass of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Heartland/Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Democrats Would Abolish Supreme Court, Call It ‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist.'” Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal, Jack McPherrin, and Jim Lakely of The Heartland Institute have this report.

Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts’s Moderate Gambit; John Roberts hasn’t entirely lost his fight for judicial moderation”: Andy Smarick has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

Posted at 12:43 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Same-Sex Marriage May Not Be Doomed; Alito’s opinion matters more than that of Thomas”: Jay Michaelson has this post at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Reform group urges U.S. judiciary to bar judges from picking successors”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has a report that begins, “A prominent court reform group is calling on the federal judiciary to put a stop to judges conditioning their decisions to retire or step down from active service on presidents nominating specific candidates to succeed them.”

Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman