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Thursday, April 13, 2023

“Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s departure from Senate Judiciary Committee isn’t a sure thing”: Joe Garofoli of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 8:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“The 5th Circuit uncorks a travesty on abortion pill case”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Injuries and Illness Slow Senators, as Well as the Senate Itself; High-profile absences have created complications for Democrats as Congress returns and prompted new questions about the future of Republican leadership”: Carl Hulse and Annie Karni of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-C.I.A. Psychologist Re-enacts Interrogation Techniques for Guantánamo Court; Lawyers for a Saudi prisoner had the psychologist show some of his practices in an effort to exclude evidence as derived from torture”: Carol Rosenberg of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal. The transaction is the first known instance of money flowing from Crow to the Supreme Court justice. The sale netted the GOP megadonor two vacant lots and the house where Thomas’ mother was living.” Justin Elliott, Joshua Kaplan, and Alex Mierjeski of ProPublica have this report.

Posted at 5:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why You’ve Never Heard of the Company Behind the Abortion Pill; Danco doesn’t disclose CEO, board or investors due to threats; Texas ruling could pull mifepristone from US marketplace”: Fiona Rutherford of Bloomberg News has this report.

Posted at 5:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Florida Legislature Passes Six-Week Abortion Ban; The prohibition would be among the most restrictive in the country, and Florida would no longer be a destination for women from across the Deep South seeking abortions”: Patricia Mazzei, David W. Chen, and Alexandra Glorioso of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 4:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mifepristone and the rule of law, part III; The Fifth Circuit’s decision is wrong too”: Adam Unikowsky has this post at his “Adam’s Legal Newsletter” Substack site.

Posted at 3:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘No Forecasts, No Hints’: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s gift to future Supreme Court nominees.” Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 2:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court showdown over Sabbath could change workplaces across US; A former postal worker wants a ruling to balance work and worship, he says”: Devin Dwyer and Isabella Meneses of ABC News has this report.

Posted at 1:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Reynolds was in Supreme Court’s secure office area prior to oral arguments on abortion case”: Clark Kauffman of the Iowa Capital Dispatch has this report.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Which Conservative Justices Ponder Just How Far They Will Go”: Columnist Carlos Lozada has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Judge Moore Said to Be Petitioning to Oust Judge Newman from Federal Circuit”: Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog has this post.

Posted at 1:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“DOJ to Ask Supreme Court to Intervene in Abortion-Pill Case; Garland says administration will seek emergency action on drug; Lower court order would restrict availability of mifepristone”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Thomas, Frederick Douglass, and Constitutional Misinformation”: Eric Segall has this post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“The original Comstock Act doesn’t support the new antiabortion decision; Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk rationalized his medication abortion opinion through a distorted reading of the long-dormant 1873 law”: Professor Lauren MacIvor Thompson has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court Says Abortion Pill Can Remain Available but Imposes Temporary Restrictions; The judges blocked the drug from being sent to patients through the mail and rolled back other steps the government had taken to ease access”: Pam Belluck of The New York Times has this report.

Perry Stein, Ann E. Marimow, and Niha Masih of The Washington Post report that “Appeals court temporarily keeps abortion pill available but limits access.”

Laura Kusisto of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Appeals Court Allows Abortion Pill to Remain on Market With Restrictions; Decision means abortion pill will remain available for now but only for use earlier in pregnancies.”

John Fritze and Christine Fernando of USA Today report that “Appeals court revives FDA approval of abortion pill mifepristone, allows some restrictions to stand.”

Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Federal appeals court limits use of abortion pill, but doesn’t ban its FDA approval.”

And at his “One First” Substack site, Steve Vladeck has a post titled “Bonus 22: The Mifepristone Mess, Continued; The Fifth Circuit kinda sorta froze part of Judge Kacsmaryk’s deeply flawed mifepristone ruling in a deeply flawed ruling of its own, one that puts the Supreme Court in a very awkward position.”

You can access last night’s ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman