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Friday, December 9, 2022

“Box around Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia must be removed, Commonwealth Court rules; It’s the latest development in the lengthy battle over the statue, which became a flash point and was covered with plywood amid racial justice protests in June 2020”: Jesse Bunch of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued today.

Posted at 5:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Raniere, Bronfman lose federal appeals in NXIVM case; Raniere, the cult leader and convicted sex trafficker, will continue to serve 120-year sentence; Bronfman will serve nearly 7-year sentence”: Robert Gavin of The Times Union of Albany, New York has this report.

And Ben Feuerherd of The New York Post reports that “Appeals court upholds sentences for NXIVM sex cult leaders Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Posted at 3:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Doctor Who Violated Abortion Law Wins Dismissal of Suit; Suit was filed under law allowing private policing of statute; San Antonio doctor wrote op-ed detailing his violation of law”: Madlin Mekelburg of Bloomberg News has this report.

And Eleanor Klibanoff of The Texas Tribune reports that “Texas state court throws out lawsuit against doctor who violated abortion law; The court’s ruling does not overturn the 2021 law, which banned abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy; It also does not impact the near-total ban on abortion that went into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.”

Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Respect for Marriage Act Is Also a Victory for Same-Sex-Marriage Opponents; It favors the rights of religious groups over those of gay couples — and, if Obergefell were to be overruled, it would create two classes of marriage”: Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this Daily Comment online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“Progressives Need to Support Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson”: At the “Balkinization” blog, Lawrence B. Solum has a guest post that begins, “A third wave of progressive originalism is now well underway.”

Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman