How Appealing

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

“Most Federal Employees Face More Oversight Than Clarence Thomas and Supreme Court; Ethics rules at US agencies limit gifts, require disclosure; Chief Justice Roberts says high court standards are sufficient”: David Voreacos of Bloomberg News has this report.

Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court Picks Face Trickier Path as Senate Eyes Red-State Judges”: Zach C. Cohen and Tiana Headley of Bloomberg Law have this report.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears CIAC transgender case again”: Lori Riley of The Hartford Courant has this report.

Laura Kusisto and Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal report that “Transgender Sports Rules Are Considered by Federal Appeals Court; Judges hear argument on Connecticut policy allowing transgender girls to participate in female categories.”

Daniel Wiessner of Reuters reports that “Student athletes’ graduation may doom challenge to Conn. transgender policy.”

And Thomas F. Harrison of Courthouse News Service reports that “Trans athletes face tough referees in Second Circuit; High school female runners who couldn’t defeat transgender girls on the track might yet win a victory in the courtroom.”

Posted at 9:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate hints at subpoena for megadonor Crow amid SCOTUS ethics probe; The real estate magnate has so far resisted the investigation of his ties to Justice Clarence Thomas, framing any scrutiny as unconstitutional”: Benjamin S. Weiss of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Man Convicted of Nonviolent Crime Can Own Gun, U.S. Court Rules; The decision, which national groups had been closely watching, was a potential setback to gun regulations spurred by a Supreme Court ruling last year that vastly expanded the right to bear arms”: Glenn Thrush of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“What is the Significance of an Attorney General’s Confession of Error in a State Capital Case? In my Supreme Court amicus brief for the victim’s family in Oklahoma v. Richard Glossip, I argue that the Oklahoma Attorney General’s unfounded confession of ‘error’ should not dictate the case’s outcome.” Paul Cassell has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy” highlighting a rarely seen amicus brief in opposition to certiorari in a case in which the parties appear to be largely in agreement with each other.

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Explaining Litigation Challenging the ACA’s Preventive Services Requirements: Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra.” Laurie Sobel, Usha Ranji, Kaye Pestaina, Lindsey Dawson, and Juliette Cubanski of KFF recently had this report.

At 3 p.m. central time today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear oral argument on the federal government’s appeal in the case. The oral argument audio will be livestreamed via this link.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Female athletes head to court against Connecticut transgender sports policy”: Kaelan Deese of Washington Examiner has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court in New York is set to consider a closely watched and yearslong legal challenge over transgender girls’ participation in female school sports competitions. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit will consider a decade-old Connecticut policy that permits high school students to compete on teams that correspond with their gender identity, even if it differs from the sex on their birth certificate.”

At 2 p.m. eastern time today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hold reargument en banc in the case. The Second Circuit will livestream the oral argument audio via YouTube.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman