How Appealing

Thursday, July 14, 2022

“The abortion decision — ‘concern about the public’s reaction’ and what difference Clinton’s election might have made”: Russell Wheeler has this post at the “FixGov” blog of the Brookings Institution.

Posted at 7:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Would-be Kavanaugh attacker moves to block statements to law enforcement from trial”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 4:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Access to Emergency Medical Abortions; Recent administrative guidance to hospitals said they had to allow the termination of a pregnancy in emergency situations if complications posed a threat to the health or life of the woman”: J. David Goodman of The New York Times has this report.

Katie Shepherd of The Washington Post reports that “Texas sues Biden administration for requiring abortions in medical emergencies.”

And Reese Oxner of The Texas Tribune reports that “Texas sues after Biden administration issues guidance saying doctors can perform abortions in emergencies; Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues the Biden administration is violating the state’s ‘sovereign interest’ by reassuring the nation’s doctors they can perform abortions in medical emergencies.”

You can view the complaint initiating suit at this link.

Posted at 4:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“National Right to Life official: 10-year-old should have had baby; The story has sparked a national conversation over the consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and how far some states are willing to go to prohibit abortions.” Megan Messerly and Adam Wren of Politico have a report that begins, “The 10-year-old Ohio girl who crossed state lines to receive an abortion in Indiana should have carried her pregnancy to term and would be required to do so under a model law written for state legislatures considering more restrictive abortion measures, according to the general counsel for the National Right to Life.”

Posted at 3:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prison Labor Rights in Focus as 3rd Cir. Hears $5-a-Day Pay Case”: Robert Iafolla of Bloomberg Law has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court in Philadelphia will hear oral argument Thursday over whether to revive a class lawsuit alleging a Pennsylvania county prison’s work program amounts to forced labor in violation of state and federal law and the US Constitution.”

I will add a link to the archived oral argument audio once the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit posts it online. [Update: You can access the oral argument audio via this link. The argument lasted over one hour and ten minutes. Circuit Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., who presided over the oral argument, began by musing whether this appeal had the most briefs filed of any appeal he had ever been assigned to decide.]

Posted at 3:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion advocates see opportunity in ascent of religious liberty; Religion can be as strong a basis to safeguard abortion access as to ban the procedure”: Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 2:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Right to Travel in a Post-Roe World; In a concurring opinion last month, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh said the Constitution did not allow states to stop women from traveling to get abortions; But the issue is more complicated than that”: Adam Liptak had this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 2:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Which ‘Liberal Case’ For a Conservative Supreme Court Nominee Aged Worst? Presenting the ‘liberal’s case’ for never listening to Neal Katyal again.” Adam Rust has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 2:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Twitter suspends group responsible for publishing home addresses of Supreme Court justices; The Ruth Sent Us group has aggressively pushed pro-abortion protests”: Anders Hagstrom of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Vindication of Stephen Breyer; In a 2015 dissent, the justice warned that the death penalty was cruel and unusual; The story of the man at the center of that Supreme Court case explains why”: Jeremy Stahl has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“LGBTQ Activists Are Quietly Preparing For A Nightmare: The Supreme Court Undoing Marriage Equality; ‘It’s exhausting to even think about trying to do this again in the environment that we’re in now,’ one LGBTQ campaigner said.” David Mack of BuzzFeed News has this report.

Posted at 12:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Amy Coney Barrett Is in Over Her Head; Even as her votes enabled the court’s hard-right turn, the newest justice has floundered on the intellectual sidelines”: Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 8:07 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s pro-Second Amendment ruling will create ‘a tsunami’ of gun control challenges”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 8:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Many SCOTUS Friends with Ideological Interests in OT 2021”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 8:00 AM by Howard Bashman