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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

“In Capitols and Courthouses, No End to National Divide Over Gun Policy; After the Supreme Court ruled last year that people could carry guns outside their homes, legal challenges and legislative debates have been playing out across the country”: Shaila Dewan of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Another Failure to Apply the Amended Rule 3(c); Another court of appeals has relied on abrogated caselaw rather than the recently amended Rule 3(c) to limit the scope of an appeal”: Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog.

Posted at 5:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Guns, Trump, and the G.O.P.: The right’s push to loosen restrictions is resulting in a judicial and legislative free-for-all that is intersecting, disastrously, with the 2024 Presidential race.” Amy Davidson Sorkin has this Comment in the Talk of the Town section of the May 29, 2023 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 5:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Guide for How the Legal Press Corps Could Do June Better: The Supreme Court is sure to hand down another scorching set of decisions; Journalists could do a few easy things to cover this more accurately.” Jay Willis has this Jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 4:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice Says Supreme Court Is Working to Address Ethics Questions; In remarks at an awards ceremony, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. also addressed heckling at law schools and security for members of the court”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Roberts says Supreme Court will address ethics issues.”

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “John Roberts says he’s committed to ‘highest standards’ at Supreme Court, considering changes.”

Alex Swoyer pf The Washington Times reports that “Chief Justice John Roberts says putting fence around Supreme Court was ‘hardest decision.’

Martin Pengelly of The Guardian (UK) reports that “Chief justice says US supreme court keeps ‘highest standards’ of conduct; John Roberts speaks on same day lawyers for Harlan Crow decline to cooperate with Senate judiciary committee over gifts scandal.”

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that “Chief Justice Roberts says Supreme Court can do more on ethics, but offers no specifics.”

Jacqueline Thomsen of Reuters reports that “Supreme Court’s Roberts says committed to ‘highest standards of conduct.’

Lawrence Hurley of NBC News reports that “Chief Justice Roberts says building a fence around Supreme Court was the ‘hardest decision’ of his tenure; The Supreme Court has been roiled by the leak of last year’s abortion ruling and claims that justices, including Clarence Thomas, have fallen short of ethics standards.”

Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that “Chief Justice John Roberts seeks to assure the public about the Supreme Court’s ethics.”

Anders Hagstrom of Fox News reports that “SCOTUS can address ethics as ‘independent branch,’ Chief Justice Roberts says amid Clarence Thomas attacks; The Supreme Court is committed to ‘the highest standards of conduct,’ Roberts says.”

And Josh Gerstein of Politico has a report headlined “Roberts: Supreme Court seeks to assure public on justices’ ethics; The chief justice says he’s mulling ways to address worries about ‘standards of conduct.’

C-SPAN has posted online a video titled “Justice Kagan and Chief Justice Roberts at American Law Institute Award Ceremony.”

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court approval rating declines amid controversy over ethics and transparency: Marquette poll.” Devan Cole of CNN has this report.

You can access the detailed poll results via this link.

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lacking courage to talk back, Supreme Court nominee defeated herself”: Online at The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Connecticut, columnist Chris Powell has an essay that begins, “Because she once said something nice about a judge long before that judge made it to the U.S. Supreme Court and ruled that there is no federal constitutional right to abortion, Sandra Slack Glover is not going to be appointed to Connecticut’s Supreme Court.”

Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Skip charter school skirts-only case, U.S. Justice Dept tells Supreme Court”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bernstein returns after mental health care absence”: Arpan Lobo of The Detroit Free Press has this report.

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Missouri Supreme Court restricts access to old documents on Casenet website”: Josh Renaud of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has this report.

Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Iowa Supreme Court ends its term in June. A big abortion ruling still awaits. What else?” William Morris of The Des Moines Register has this report.

Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“DeSantis continues shifting Florida Supreme Court rightward with new appointment”: Zac Anderson of The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has this report.

Michael Moline of Florida Phoenix reports that “DeSantis quietly names Judge Meredith Sasso to the Florida Supreme Court; She’s another conservative with affiliation with Federalist Society.”

And Gary Fineout of Politico reports that “DeSantis installs another conservative on Florida’s Supreme Court; The governor has kept part of the vetting process for state Supreme Court justices relatively quiet.”

Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Professor Concludes 17-Year Run as Director of Supreme Court Clinic”: Mary Wood of the University of Virginia School of Law has a report that begins, “After arguing at the U.S. Supreme Court, then having lunch with students who worked on the case and sometimes other lawyers, Dan Ortiz drives back to Charlottesville and ends his day the way the University of Virginia School of Law professor usually does: with a long swim in the pool.”

Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s worst judge will hear a $1.8 billion attack on Planned Parenthood; Remember that guy who tried to ban mifepristone? He’s back.” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman