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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

“Newsom nominates state Supreme Court’s first Latina justice to take over as chief”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Kevin Rector of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Gov. Newsom nominates Justice Patricia Guerrero as California’s next chief justice.”

And Andrew Sheeler of The Sacramento Bee reports that “Newsom names first Latina to serve as chief justice of the California Supreme Court.”

Today, the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a news release titled “Governor Newsom Announces Historic Supreme Court Nominations.”

Posted at 7:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ninth Circuit unlikely to release covert footage from abortion industry conferences; An anti-abortion activist wants an appellate court to lift an injunction blocking the release of over 500 hours of surreptitious footage of abortion industry conferences that a jury found activists had illegally obtained”: Maria Dinzeo of Courthouse News Service has this report on an oral argument that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard yesterday.

The Ninth Circuit has posted the video of the oral argument on YouTube at this link.

Posted at 5:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“The cognitive dissonance of watching the end of Roe unfold online; People learned about the decision on the same devices they’ll use to help those in need circumvent it”: Melissa Gira Grant has this essay online at MIT Technology Review.

Posted at 3:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Elena Kagan’s Disavowal of Textualism Came Way Too Late; Many liberals — Supreme Court justices and otherwise — have lost sight of what textualism was created to do: reach conservative policy outcomes.” Yvette Borja has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Historical Tradition: A Vague, Overconfident, and Malleable Approach to Constitutional Law.” Law professor Michael L. Smith has posted this article at SSRN.

And at his “Michael Smith’s Law Blog,” he has a related post titled “Choosing History” that begins, “Will Baude has written a column in the Washington Post, entitled Of Course the Supreme Court Needs to Use History. The Question is How.”

Posted at 2:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Norfolk mother and daughter accused of illegal abortion, burning and burying body”: Peter Salter of The Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star has this report.

The Norfolk (Neb.) Daily News has been covering this matter for weeks. Austin Svehla has had articles (subscription required for full access) headlined “Two Face Felony Charge Related to Alleged Burial of Stillborn Infant“; “Teenage Mother of Baby Alleged to Have Been Aborted has Case Transferred to Adult Court“; and “Mother, Daughter Plead Not Guilty in Case Involving Alleged Abortion, Disposal of Body.”

Theo Wayt of The New York Post reports that “Facebook gave teen’s private messages about alleged abortion to Nebraska police.”

Josh Funk of The Associated Press reports that “Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion.”

Kevin Collier and Minyvonne Burke of NBC News report that “Facebook turned over chat messages between mother and daughter now charged over abortion; The company was served with a warrant for the messages, which experts worry could become common.”

Ashley Belanger of Ars Technica reports that “Teen’s jailing shows exactly how Facebook will help anti-abortion states; A teen shared one message, then cops requested all her data without her consent.”

Pilar Melendez and Decca Muldowney of The Daily Beast report that “Facebook Turned Over Messages in Disturbing Abortion Case Against Teen and Mom; Cops say they got a tip about a secretly buried fetus, launching a case rife with lurid allegations — and a cameo from a tech giant.”

And Jason Koebler and Anna Merlan of Vice have an article headlined “This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion; Motherboard has obtained court documents that show Facebook gave police a teenager’s private chats about her abortion; Cops then used those chats to seize her phone and computer.”

Posted at 1:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas anti-abortion protesters set sights on New Mexico, where the procedure is still protected; As Texans seek abortions in the only neighboring state to allow them, opponents of the procedure follow them across the border, hoping to create more ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn'”: William Melhado of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Garland Becomes Trump’s Target After F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Search”: Katie Benner and Glenn Thrush have this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Republicans rigged Texas’s federal courts against Biden; It’s easy to secure court orders blocking major policies when you can choose your own judges”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

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“The Supreme Court Wants to End the Separation of Church and State. Justice Alito doesn’t think society is Christian enough. Recent court decisions show how he intends to remedy that.” Law professor Kimberly Wehle has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 6:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Garland vowed to depoliticize Justice. Then the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago. Monday’s search of Donald Trump’s property triggered a political firestorm that Garland, a former federal judge, had wanted to avoid.” Perry Stein has this article in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 6:50 AM by Howard Bashman