How Appealing

Monday, July 25, 2022

“Congress Should Codify Same-Sex Marriage; A measure to ensure American families are never torn asunder”: Theodore B. Olson and Kenneth B. Mehlman will have this op-ed in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservatives Are Pretending They’re Not Coming for Marriage Equality Next. We’ve Heard That Before. These are the exact same arguments that right-wingers used to attack abortion rights.” Matt Ford has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 6:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“For Legal Conservatives, Six Decades Of Folding, Followed By Sixteen Years To Draw A Full House; On the plus side, we had Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett; On the down side, we had Roberts, Souter, Kennedy, O’Connor, Powell, Blackmun, Burger, Stewart, Whittaker, Brennan, and Warren”: Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 5:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Harvard Urges Supreme Court to Preserve Affirmative Action in College Admissions”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report. You can access the Brief for Respondent at this link.

Posted at 5:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden judicial nominee on board of prison ‘abolitionist’ group; Biden nominated Roopali Desai to the 9th Circuit Appeals Court”: Houston Keene of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 4:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Conservative Agenda Depends On Judges Being Terrible Historians; By giving lower court judges a task they can’t complete, the Court’s conservatives are setting themselves up as the only amateur historians who matter”: Jacob Hammond has this post at “Balls and Strikes.”

Posted at 1:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Activists protest outside Maine mansion of conservative Supreme Court architect”: Evan Popp of the Maine Beacon has this report.

Posted at 1:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Hosts of ‘5-4’ Never Trusted the Supreme Court; With public confidence in the top judicial body at a record low, a leftist podcast is preaching to a growing choir”: Reggie Ugwu of The New York Times has this report. You can access the podcast via this link.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s abortion ruling puts attention on states’ supreme court elections”: Shaylee Ragar of Montana Public Radio had this audio segment on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gavin Newsom’s plan to save the Constitution by trolling the Supreme Court; A new California gun law should force the Supreme Court to confront the enormity of its worst decision in decades”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Will Wisconsin’s Republicans Make Voting Meaningless, or Just Difficult? Activists are combining voter suppression with election conspiracies to capture the state in 2022 and beyond.” Dan Kaufman has this article in the August 1, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘We, Too, Are Frustrated’: Rehearing Remains Elusive Years After 11th Circuit Banned Class Action Awards; The 2020 opinion from the Eleventh Circuit found incentive awards unlawful, prompting judges across the country to grapple over whether to grant the commonplace awards to class representatives in class action settlements.” Amanda Bronstad of the Daily Business Review has this report.

Posted at 8:10 AM by Howard Bashman