How Appealing

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

“State supreme courts could soon decide on abortion, raising stakes of their midterm races”: James Bikales and Praveena Somasundaram of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 4:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden to nominate SC Judge DeAndrea Gist Benjamin to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals”: John Monk of The State of Columbia, South Carolina has this report.

Seanna Adcox of The Post and Courier of Columbia, South Carolina reports that “President Biden to nominate SC Judge DeAndrea Benjamin to 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals.”

And Daniel Desrochers of The Kansas City Star reports that “President Biden nominates Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s son-in-law to federal circuit court.”

The White House today issued a news release titled “President Biden Names Twenty-Fifth Round of Judicial Nominees.”

Posted at 3:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion bans complicate access to drugs for cancer, arthritis, even ulcers; Some chronically ill women face questions about critical medications that could be used to end a pregnancy”: Katie Shepherd and Frances Stead Sellers of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump tax returns must be given to Congress, federal appeals court says in new ruling”: Dan Mangan of CNBC has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Elizabeth Wasserman and Laura Davison of Bloomberg News report that “Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns to House Panel, Court Rules.”

And Harper Neidig of The Hill reports that “Appeals court rules IRS must provide Trump’s tax returns to House committee.”

Posted at 12:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Minimalism and Formalism in Dobbs; The limitations of John Roberts’s minimalist approach”: Eric R. Claeys has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Biden deserves kudos for diverse judges. But White men still dominate.” Columnist Jennifer Rubin has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman

Jurisdiction-stripping the Fourth Circuit as payback for its rulings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline project? Last Friday, Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post reported that “Controversial federal court changes debated in Manchin negotiations.”

Earlier, Niina H. Farah of EnergyWire reported that “Manchin permitting deal could handcuff courts.”

Ken Ward Jr. and Alexa Beyer of Mountain State Spotlight (via ProPublica) had a report headlined “Joe Manchin’s Price for Supporting the Climate Change Bill: A Natural Gas Pipeline in His Home State; To accommodate the West Virginia senator, Democratic leadership agreed to legislation streamlining permits for the often-stalled Mountain Valley Pipeline and removing jurisdiction from a court that keeps ruling against the project.”

And Daniel Moore of Bloomberg News reported that “Mountain Valley Pipeline Shield in Manchin Deal Raises Hackles.”

Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Clarence Thomas’ America: Straight, Color-Blind, Religious, and Heavily Armed.” Eric Segall has this blog post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman

“Biden pick for New York federal judgeship in limbo; In a July 14 letter to President Joe Biden obtained by Law Beat, 85-year-old U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd was firm that his successor must preside over cases in Utica, the Mohawk Valley city located some 95 miles west of Albany”: Robert Gavin of The Times-Union of Albany, New York has this report, along with a follow-up article headlined “Gillibrand’s office says Biden pick ‘committed’ to holding court in Utica; Clifton Park-based attorney nominated by President Joe Biden for a federal judgeship is ‘committed’ to presiding over the bench in Utica.”

Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who dissented in abortion ruling, accepts award in Chicago: ‘Overall, I’m still an optimist.'” Adriana Pérez of The Chicago Tribune has this report.

Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that “Breyer, in first appearance since Roe v. Wade was overturned, says ‘I’m still an optimist.’

And Amanda Robert of ABA Journal reports that “Lawyers ‘have to stand up and say something,’ Breyer tells ABA assembly.”

Posted at 9:42 AM by Howard Bashman