How Appealing

Monday, August 22, 2022

“Women are registering to vote in Pa. in numbers far exceeding men since the Supreme Court abortion decision; Of the women who have registered since the decision, there are four Democrats for every Republican”: Julia Terruso and Jonathan Lai of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Sonia Sotomayor Became the Conscience of the Supreme Court: The former prosecutor was never a liberal firebrand; But now it is she, more than any other justice, who puts progressive outrage into words.” Elie Mystal has this article in the September 5, 2022 issue of The Nation.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“1 in 3 American women have already lost abortion access. More restrictive laws are coming.” Katie Shepherd, Rachel Roubein, and Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats Designed the Climate Law to Be a Game Changer. Here’s How. In a first, the measure legally defines greenhouse gases as pollution. That’ll make new regulations much tougher to challenge in court.” Lisa Friedman of The New York Times has an article that begins, “When the Supreme Court restricted the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to fight climate change this year, the reason it gave was that Congress had never granted the agency the broad authority to shift America away from burning fossil fuels. Now it has.”

Posted at 8:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is a Fetus a Person? An Anti-Abortion Strategy Says Yes. Fetal personhood, which confers legal rights from conception, is an effort to push beyond abortion bans and classify the procedure as murder. In Georgia, it also means a $3,000 tax credit.” Kate Zernike has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 6:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“An Unusual $1.6 Billion Donation Bolsters Conservatives; A low-profile Republican financier donated his company to a new group run by the influential operative Leonard A. Leo”: Kenneth P. Vogel and Shane Goldmacher of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 5:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pennsylvania Supreme Court spends taxpayer dollars on lavish 300th birthday celebration”: Brad Bumsted has this report at Lancaster Online.

Posted at 1:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Professors Can Teach Constitutional Law While the Supreme Court Is Wrecking It; The law school version of constitutional law taught students that lawyers and judges are at the vanguard of protecting people who lack political power; As the Court’s most recent term has demonstrated, they are not”: G.S. Hans has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman