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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

“Justices Thomas and Alito Delay Release of Financial Disclosures; The justices asked for extensions to file annual forms that detail gifts, travel and real estate holdings”: Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Blasting rap at work might count as sex discrimination, court says”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

And in other coverage, Richard Vanderford of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Risqué Music at Work Might Be Illegal, Court Says; A federal appeals court said it would allow to proceed a lawsuit brought by warehouse workers who claimed music from Eminem and others turned their workplace hostile.”

Posted at 8:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“2022 Data Breakdown: Gender Diversity.” At the “High School SCOTUS” blog, Elise Spenner has a post that begins, “Although we are yet to receive opinions from the Court in almost 30 cases, the oral argument phase of the term has officially concluded. While we wait for opinions, I took some time to analyze the gender diversity among advocates at the Court this year.”

Posted at 5:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Jackson reports flowers from Oprah, designer clothing as Thomas delays filing disclosure”: Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press have this report.

Andrew Chung and John Kruzel of Reuters report that “US Supreme Court’s Clarence Thomas delays filing annual financial disclosure.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has reports headlined “Supreme Court Justices’ 2022 Financial Disclosures Released; Disclosures come amid controversy over Justice Clarence Thomas; Critics have accused the Supreme Court of ethics violations” and “Justice Clarence Thomas Gets Extension for Financial Report; Thomas has received criticism over close ties to Harlan Crow; Supreme Court justices’ 2022 financial disclosures released.”

Lawrence Hurley of NBC News reports that “Justice Clarence Thomas delays filing financial disclosure amid increased ethics scrutiny; Oprah Winfrey’s $1,200 flower arrangement given to Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was among the gifts disclosed by justices as part of annual financial disclosure process.”

And Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole of CNN report that “Clarence Thomas gets extension to file financial disclosures amid scrutiny of relationship with GOP megadonor.”

The organization Fix the Court has posted the available financial disclosures at this link.

Posted at 4:41 PM by Howard Bashman

“Free Speech and Trademarks: From Poop-Themed Dog Toys to Anti-Trump-Themed T-Shirts.” Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 4:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Becoming Justice Thomas: Where Clarence Thomas came from, how he rose to power, and how he’s brought the rest of us along with him, whether we like it or not.” That’s the title of Season 8 of Slate’s “Slow Burn” podcast, the first two episodes of which are now available for listening.

Episode one was titled “America’s Blackest Child: How Clarence Thomas went from an aspiring priest to a campus radical.”

And episode two, released today, is titled “Smiling Faces: Racial preferences gave Clarence Thomas a leg up. They also made him feel degraded.”

Posted at 4:28 PM by Howard Bashman