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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

“Will the Supreme Court give state houses total control over federal elections? In Moore v. Harper, the court could rule that state legislatures — and only state legislatures — have a say over how federal elections are run.” Kaila Philo of Grid has this report.

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“Can a state block access to online information about abortion services?” John Villasenor has this post at the “TechTank” blog of the Brookings Institution.

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“With three vacancies on state Supreme Court, Murphy still has ‘no news to make’; Albin reached retirement age on July 7”: Joey Fox of the New Jersey Globe has this report.

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“Court may pare back secrecy in campus sexual misconduct suits; At issue is a lower-court judge’s denial of a former MIT student’s request that he and his accuser, another student, be identified by pseudonyms in court filings”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report on an appeal argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

You can access the oral argument audio via this link.

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“Gov. Kim Reynolds appoints appeals court Judge David May to Iowa Supreme Court”: Ian Richardson and Stephen Gruber-Miller of The Des Moines Register have this report.

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“The Supreme Court Has Too Much Power and Liberals Are to Blame; The idea that the court has ultimate say on constitutional matters didn’t arise with modern conservatives. You can thank the Warren Court”: Law professor Brad Snyder has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

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“FBI search warrant application shows chilling online postings from Kavanaugh assassination suspect; Nicholas Roske, 26, has been charged with attempted murder”: Andrew Mark Miller, Shannon Bream, and Bill Mears of Fox News have this report.

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“Courts deliver mixed rulings on pro-life laws after Supreme Court upends Roe”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

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“Biden D.C. Circuit nominee Garcia, 36, defends experience”: Mike Scarcella of Reuters has this report.

Madison Alder of Bloomberg Law reports that “D.C. Circuit Nominee’s O’Melveny Work Draws Republican Focus.”

And Rose Wagner of Courthouse News Service reports that “Record on gun, abortion cases muddies confirmation waters for DC Circuit pick; The appeals court nominee was one of five prospective federal judges grilled by senators Wednesday.”

You can view the video of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for judicial nominees via this link.

Posted at 3:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“California Supreme Court chief justice will not seek re-election, plans to retire in January”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Kevin Rector of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Chief justice of California Supreme Court won’t seek second term.

And Don Thompson of The Associated Press reports that “California chief justice won’t seek a second 12-year term.”

Today, Cathal Conneely of California Courts Newsroom issued a news release titled “Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye announces that she will not seek re-election; State’s top jurist to leave bench after 32 years — 12 as chief justice — and 38 years of public service.”

Posted at 3:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Barrett’s ‘Austere and Desert-Like’ Writing Style; In her nearly two years on the Supreme Court bench, Amy Coney Barrett has developed her own terse way of writing opinions”: Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

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“The Constitutionality of a Federal Law Mandating Marriage Equality”: Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.”

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“Jill Pohlman on track to become Utah’s next Supreme Court justice; If Judge Jill Pohlman is confirmed by the full Utah Senate, the Utah Supreme Court would see its first female majority”: Emily Anderson Stern of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.

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“Supreme Court officially transmits its judgment overturning Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for state restrictions”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this report.

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