How Appealing

Friday, July 15, 2022

“Groups that aid abortion patients pull back, fearing legal liability; Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, low-income people in some states with abortion bans are facing shrinking financial options”: Christopher Rowland of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“More Republicans push for abortion bans without rape, incest exceptions; Despite opposition from most Americans, many conservatives are pushing abortion bans that do not include exceptions in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade”: Michael Scherer and Rachel Roubein of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden Drops Plan to Name Anti-Abortion Lawyer Backed by McConnell as Judge; The White House quietly agreed with the Senate Republican leader to nominate Chad Meredith for a federal judgeship, but opposition from his fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul scuttled the deal”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this report.

And Karla Ward of The Lexington Herald Leader reports that “Biden declines to nominate conservative Western Kentucky attorney for federal judgeship.”

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“This sleeper Supreme Court case could be a nightmare for corporations”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 5:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas hospitals are putting pregnant patients at risk by denying care out of fear of abortion laws, medical group says; Medical professionals across the state have expressed confusion over what care they can provide amid Texas’ abortion ban, leading to some patients allegedly receiving delayed care or being turned away”: Reese Oxner and María Méndez of The Texas Tribune have this report.

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Oh, God, no’: Republicans fear voter backlash after Indiana child rape case; The case of a 10-year-old rape victim is highlighting the election downsides of the new wave of abortion bans.” David Siders, Adam Wren, and Megan Messerly of Politico have this report.

And at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine, Sarah Jones has a post titled “The False Piety of the Anti-Abortion Movement; They preached about a moral crisis and were unprepared for what they unleashed.”

Posted at 3:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“The leader of the Pa. House Republicans is appealing the state legislative maps to the U.S. Supreme Court; Pennsylvania Republicans aren’t done fighting the new state House map”: Jonathan Lai of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

Posted at 3:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Byron White, Supreme Court Justice and Basketball Star; The late Justice Byron White was a famed football player in his younger days, but his basketball skill made a mark inside and outside the court”: Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

Posted at 3:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Has Ushered In a New Era of Religion at School; For two centuries, America had kept questions of church and state at bay; The country is not ready for the ones to come”: Professor Adam Laats has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Flouting public opinion by overturning Roe, the Supreme Court could be risking its legitimacy”: Tal Kopan — now with The Boston Globe — has this front page article in today’s edition of that newspaper.

Posted at 10:36 AM by Howard Bashman

“How Supreme Court reform unites Canadian conservatives and American liberals”: Columnist J.J. McCullough has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Stephen Breyer returns to Harvard Law School”: Harvard Law Today has a report that begins, “Justice Stephen Breyer ’64 has been named the Byrne Professor of Administrative Law and Process at Harvard Law School, effective immediately.”

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Big Law Mostly Quiet on Abortion Aid as Texas Battle Rages”: Meghan Tribe and Maia Spoto of Bloomberg Law have a report that begins, “Texas has emerged as ground zero in the fight over abortion rights, but many major law firms in the state are so far staying on the sidelines.”

Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh Wants You to Know It’s Not About Abortion; The Supreme Court justice tries to distinguish himself as the un-Alito, somehow softer, more nuanced, and nicer; It’s a master class in gaslighting”: Columnist Vivia Chen has this essay online at Bloomberg Law.

Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans Are Already Threatening the Right to Travel”: Columnist Jamelle Bouie has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 9:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Can pharmacists refuse to fill prescriptions for drugs that can be used in abortions? Under this Supreme Court, patients could struggle to obtain lifesaving drugs like methotrexate.” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Is the Supreme Court standing as a beacon for democracy or plotting its downfall? Court watchers question the conservative majority’s logic that, after years of erosion of voter rights, constitutional protections are supposed to get decided at the ballot box.” Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 9:37 AM by Howard Bashman