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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

“Most abortions stop in West Virginia after lawmakers pass near-total ban”: Katie Shepherd and Dan Heyman of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds; By a 5-to-4 vote, the court refused to block a trial judge’s ruling that required the university to recognize the group under New York City’s anti-discrimination law”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court reverses course on religious school’s LGBTQ club in 5-4 vote.”

And Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Declines Yeshiva University’s Bid to Deny Recognition of Gay Student Group; Divided court says university must direct additional legal requests to New York’s courts.”

You can access this evening’s 5-to-4 order of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.

Posted at 9:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Temple professor falsely accused of spying for China urges court to revive his suit against the FBI; The case against Xiaoxing Xi, his attorneys say, was part of a pattern of bungled and discriminatory prosecutions against Chinese-American scientists”: Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

And Alexandra Jones of Courthouse News Service reports that “Appeals court weighs case over China-born physicist’s wrongful espionage charges; After being falsely tagged as a Chinese spy by the FBI, a professor seeking to revive his malicious prosecution claim appeared to garner sympathy from a Third Circuit panel.”

You can access via this link the audio of today’s oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Kagan warns Supreme Court can’t be seen as political; Speaking at Northwestern Law School, Kagan said the Supreme Court’s legitimacy can be questioned if it is seen as ‘spoiling for trouble'”: Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times has this report.

Nate Raymond and Andrew Chung of Reuters report that “U.S. Supreme Court risks its legitimacy by looking political, Justice Kagan says.”

Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “Kagan repeats warning that Supreme Court is damaging its legitimacy; The justice’s pointed comments follow Chief Justice John Roberts’ recent lament that unpopular decisions shouldn’t undercut the court.”

And Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has an article headlined “With jabs at her colleagues, Justice Kagan warns the court ‘needs to act like a court’; In a wide-ranging talk, the Obama appointee remarked on issues driving the court’s legitimacy problems.”

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Nina Totenberg was friends with RBG. Got a problem with that? The NPR correspondent recounts their longtime, controversial relationship in her new memoir ‘Dinners With Ruth.'” Roxanne Roberts of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Democrats Struggle to Get Republican Support on Same-Sex Marriage Bill; A lack of GOP backing could push a vote that proponents had hoped to begin soon off for weeks or months”: Natalie Andrews of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Word Choice Matters.’ Appellate Judges Talk Collegiality on the Courts; The three federal judges also dove into the public’s perception of the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial philosophies.” Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has this report on a new episode of the American Law Institute’s “Reasonably Speaking” podcast that featured Second Circuit Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., Sixth Circuit Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, and Seventh Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood as guests.

Posted at 5:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Baltimore prosecutors move to vacate Adnan Syed conviction in 1999 murder case brought to national fame in ‘Serial’ podcast”: Alex Mann and Lee O. Sanderlin of The Baltimore Sun have this report.

Posted at 4:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ohio Supreme Court: Motorists don’t violate OVI suspension unless vehicle is moving.” Jeremy Pelzer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.

Laura A. Bischoff of The Columbus Dispatch has an article headlined “Sleeping in a car after party leads to ticket. Sloppy law wording helps woman beat case.”

And Dan Trevas of Court News Ohio has a summary of the ruling titled “Driving Under Suspension Charge Requires Moving Vehicle.”

You can access today’s 4-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of Ohio, which failed to produce a majority opinion, at this link.

Posted at 4:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s Latest Native Adoption Case Is About Much More Than Native Adoption; How conservative lawyers turned an obscure state adoption case into a vehicle that could allow the justices to throw centuries of well-settled Tribal law out the window”: Yvette Borja has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:45 PM by Howard Bashman