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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

“Republican Supreme Court to Decide If Democrats Are Allowed to Win Elections Anymore; The independent state legislature theory has been picking up steam on the right; Moore v. Harper could be its next big break”: Yvette Borja has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“An unsung hero of our Supreme Court: Retired justice David Souter, who turned 83 a few days ago, exemplifies the kind of humility and grace that receives scant attention in our celebrity-driven, 24/7 news-cycle world.” Timothy P. O’Neill has this essay online at The Chicago Sun-Times.

Posted at 9:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court could revisit ‘archaic’ citizenship cases. The Biden administration is urging it to pass.” Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 8:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“The most powerful conservative Court of all time?” Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 5:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court can’t escape the 2020 presidential race and is already involved in 2024 politics”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this report.

Posted at 4:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Scientist renews bid to name artificial intelligence as U.S. patent holder”: Blake Brittain of Reuters has this report.

And at his “Patently-O” blog, Dennis Crouch has a post titled “A.I.Nventor.”

You can access the rehearing petition at this link.

Posted at 4:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mitch McConnell’s Refusal to Seat Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court Is Coming Back to Haunt Him; The right-wing court’s abortion decision could cost the Republicans the Senate — and thus deny McConnell another term as majority leader”: Walter Shapiro has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 4:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative Law Professors Keep Testing the Limits of the Human Capacity For Shame; Jonathan Turley continues his doomed pursuit of the federal judicial appointment that will never come”: Elie Mystal has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts’s Long Game: Is this the end of the Voting Rights Act?” Linda Greenhouse has this article in the October 2022 issue of The Atlantic.

Posted at 2:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judiciary Repeats Call for Improved Security for Judges, Acts on Administrative Issues”: The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today.

Posted at 2:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“The 5th Circuit Puts the 1st Amendment in a Blender & Whips Up a Terrible #MAGA Kool-Aid — NetChoice v. Paxton”: Eric Goldman has this lengthy post at his “Technology & Marketing Law Blog.”

Posted at 1:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Fifth Circuit’s Social Media Decision: A Dangerous Example of First Amendment Absolutism.” Alan Z. Rozenshtein has this post at the “Lawfare” blog.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice John Paul Stevens Courtyard Dedication Ceremony and Honorary Chicago Avenue Street Naming”: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has posted this video on YouTube. The event featured remarks from Justice Elena Kagan, attorney Carter G. Phillips, and attorney/grandchild of the honoree Hannah Mullen, among others.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Kagan warns against court involvement in politics at Salve talk”: Zane Wolfang of The Newport (R.I.) Daily News has this report.

Edward Fitzpatrick of The Boston Globe reports that “Supreme Court shouldn’t be ‘inserting itself into every hot-button issue in America,’ Justice Kagan says; Speaking at Salve Regina University, Kagan rejects the idea that ‘law is politics,’ saying a court does best when it doesn’t allow personal political views to affect or infect its judging.”

And SALVEtoday has a report headlined “Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan covers wide range of topics during Salve Regina University conversation.”

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman