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Friday, September 30, 2022

“A Celebration of the Investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court”: The Library of Congress has posted this video on YouTube.

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to grapple with race, elections in new term as battle over abortion lingers; Affirmative action and two major election cases are on the docket — along with a raging debate over just how far the high court’s conservative majority will go”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Plaintiffs looking for court of appeals to erase records of Connecticut transgender high school runners”: Lori Riley of The Hartford Courant has this report.

Maggie Vanoni of The Norwalk Hour reports that “Case seeking to ban transgender athletes from CT girls sports in federal appeals court in New York.”

Anne Branigin of The Washington Post has an article headlined “A battle over Title IX: Can it be used to exclude trans athletes? An appeals court heard arguments Thursday on whether allowing trans athletes to participate in youth sports discriminates against their cisgender classmates.”

And Nina Pullano of Courthouse News Service has a report headlined “School’s out but the records live on: 2nd Circuit tackles battle over trans track stars; A group of female athletes say the issue isn’t moot since a reversal could add four state championships to one teen’s resumé.”

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

Posted at 8:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Stalled for Years, Warren Burger’s Biography Is Back on Track; Chief Justice Warren Burger died in 1995, but efforts to write the biography of his life and legacy have taken time”: Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

Posted at 7:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Anyone who calls the Supreme Court too imposing is a heretic who should perish”: Columnist Alexandra Petri has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 7:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alabama redistricting battle poised to gut Voting Rights Act for good; The Supreme Court begins its new term examining the role of race in redistricting”: Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 5:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“You thought the Supreme Court’s last term was bad? Brace yourself.” Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 3:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Case of man who got high and naked on his first day at work to be heard by Pa. Supreme Court”: Back in August 2021, Matt Miller of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania had an article that begins, “Does kissing someone on the neck without their consent constitute a crime of indecent assault?”

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld the defendant’s conviction by a vote of 5-to-2. The ruling consists of a majority opinion and two dissenting opinions (here and here).

Posted at 3:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“In a Stately Ceremony, Supreme Court Welcomes Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson; The investiture of Justice Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the court, was attended by President Biden and other dignitaries”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes her seat on Supreme Court; Investiture ceremony marks the first time that Jackson, the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice, has taken her place on the bench.”

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson formally welcomed to a Supreme Court she will help to shape; The Supreme Court investiture is a ceremonial affair, but it underscored the historic nature of Justice Jackson’s ascension as the first Black woman justice.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes judicial oath at formal investiture ceremony.”

Posted at 2:48 PM by Howard Bashman