How Appealing

Thursday, July 21, 2022

“Appeal opens new chapter in Depp-Heard court battle; Attorneys for the ‘Aquaman’ actress are fighting the $10.3 million defamation verdict a Virginia jury awarded to her ex-husband Johnny Depp”: Joan Hennessy of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Longest SCOTUS Oral Argument; In a Supreme Court oral argument this past term, something unusual happened: The longest argument by a single advocate in decades; Here is how it came about.” Tony Mauro has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

Posted at 7:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Showing Off or Making a Point? Spate of Self-Concurrences Catch Eye of Legal Community; Aspirations for elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court could drive judges to go beyond the assignment, experts said.” Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 1:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he is a ‘wonderful’ person with ‘originalist’ views, but ‘he will be judged for what he does as a justice'”: Taiyler Simone Mitchell of Business Insider has this report.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“As Pete Williams Retires, NBC News Has Plans for DOJ, Supreme Court Coverage”: Brian Steinberg of Variety has this report.

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sixth Circuit urged to overturn block on federal contractor vaccine mandate; The appeals court is weighing whether to lift an injunction in three states barring enforcement of a mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors to be vaccinated against Covid-19”: David Wells of Courthouse News Service has this report on an oral argument that occurred today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

I will post a link to the archived oral argument audio once it becomes available online. [Update: You can access the oral argument audio via this link.]

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“This Court Has Revealed Conservative Originalism to Be a Hollow Shell; The Supreme Court’s right-wing justices claim to be originalists, but then they pick and choose the history that fits their ideological preferences”: David H. Gans has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden’s pick to succeed U.S. Supreme Court’s Jackson on D.C. Circuit advances in Senate”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“NY’s new law returns fire at Supreme Court: Guns are now banned almost everywhere.” Douglass Dowty of The Post-Standard of Syracuse has this report.

Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“The rightwing supreme court has another target: Native American rights; In last month’s Oklahoma v Castro-Huerta, the court tore up centuries of legal precedent and Native sovereignty.” Nick Estes has this essay online at The Guardian (UK).

Posted at 8:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“The end of affirmative action at colleges could be a good thing”: Columnist David Von Drehle has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:12 AM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court welcomes new crop of clerks in fraught year”: Karen Sloan and David Thomas of Reuters have this report.

Posted at 8:08 AM by Howard Bashman