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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

“Ron DeSantis, Disney Are Headed Into Untested Legal Waters; Competing lawsuits spotlight First Amendment’s scope and constitutional protections of contracts”: Arian Campo-Flores and Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sacklers Can Be Shielded From Opioid Liability, Appeals Court Rules; The decision gives the Purdue Pharma owners long-sought protection, but it is a major step toward releasing billions of dollars from their fortune to states and communities to help cope with the costs of addiction”: Jan Hoffman of The New York Times has this report.

And Becky Yerak, Alexander Gladstone, and Jonathan Randles of The Wall Street Journal report that “Purdue’s Sacklers Win Appeal to Regain Legal Shield Against Opioid Suits; Bankrupt maker of OxyContin gains court approval to resolve lawsuits against Sackler family owners through the company’s chapter 11 restructuring plan.”

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

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Reason, Rhetoric, and Ethic at the Friendly Medal Ceremony”: Richard M. Re has this post at his blog, “Re’s Judicata.”

Posted at 9:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Right’s War on Abortion Was Never About Legal Doctrine; The justices in the Dobbs majority promised to return abortion ‘to the people’s elected representatives’; For conservative activists, this was just the beginning”: Peter Shamshiri has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Descendants asking US Supreme Court to rename Brown v. Board of Education for SC case”: Jessica Holdman of The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has this report.

Posted at 9:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former MS Supreme Court Justice Kay Cobb, second woman to serve on Court, dies at 81”: Wicker Perlis of The Clarion Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi has this report.

Then-Justice Cobb was the April 2003 participant in this blog’s “20 questions for the appellate judge” feature, and you can read her interview at this link.

Posted at 9:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“Elite High School’s Admissions Plan May Face Supreme Court Test; The justices will soon rule on race-conscious admissions plans at Harvard and U.N.C.; A new appeals court case asks whether schools can use race-neutral tools to achieve racial diversity”: Adam Liptak has this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:56 AM by Howard Bashman