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Monday, June 12, 2023

“Why Supreme Court voting rights decision shocked legal, political worlds”: Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 10:13 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Clerical error’ cuts judges’ pay in Louisiana Legislature’s chaotic budget approval”: Julie O’Donoghue of the Louisiana Illuminator has this report.

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“SJC justice to retire early, giving Healey first chance to name member of state’s highest court”: Matt Stout of The Boston Globe has this report.

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown retires early, ending probe into alleged drunk and obnoxious behaviour; Brown’s sudden retirement was announced by the Canadian Judicial Council, which was investigating a complaint filed by an American man”: Tonda MacCharles of The Toronto Star has this report.

Sean Fine of The Globe and Mail of Toronto reports that “Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown resigns before start of inquiry into alleged harassment.”

Christopher Nardi of National Post reports that “Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown resigns amid probe into altercation, citing ‘strain’ and length of investigation; A statement said the resignation effectively ends an investigation into his alleged conduct during a banquet in Arizona.”

David Fraser of The Canadian Press reports that “Justice Russell Brown retires from Supreme Court, ending judicial conduct review.”

Brian Platt of Bloomberg News reports that “Canada Supreme Court Judge Quits Over Alleged Drunken Incident at Arizona Spa; Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown was under investigation; Resignation gives Trudeau chance to appoint a sixth judge.”

Chloe Kim of BBC News reports that “Canadian Supreme Court justice steps down amid probe into misconduct claim.”

John Paul Tasker of CBC News reports that “Russell Brown steps down from Supreme Court, halting probe into misconduct claim; Canadian Judicial Council began looking into misconduct claim linked to incident in U.S.

And Rachel Aiello of CTV News reports that “Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown retires, ending judicial review.”

Posted at 8:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Codifiers’ Errors and 42 U.S.C. 1983; with relevance to both a 1980 precedent and a recent article by Alex Reinert”: Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 3:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Addresses Latin American Judges at Justice Department’s Judicial Studies Institute”: The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs issued this news release Friday.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Isn’t as Divided as You Think; Look closely and you’ll start to see the justices as individuals with their own idiosyncrasies, backgrounds, and approaches to the law”: Elizabeth Slattery has this essay online at National Review.

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Thomas and Sotomayor, who say they benefitted from affirmative action, divide on its future; Sotomayor, who has praised Thomas, described their differences as philosophical”: Devin Dwyer and Patty See of ABC News have this report.

Posted at 1:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Do People Subject to Domestic Abuse Orders Have the Right to Be Armed? The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to hear an appeal of a ruling striking down a domestic-violence law under the Second Amendment.” Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 1:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“DeSantis pledges to ‘do better’ than Trump on picking Supreme Court justices”: Zach Schonfeld of The Hill has this report.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts isn’t an institutionalist. He’s a weather vane.” Columnist Jennifer Rubin has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“31. Emergency Applications and the Merits: A common defense of the Supreme Court’s aggressive granting of emergency relief is that the justices are just previewing the merits; Thursday’s Alabama redistricting ruling was another counterexample.” Steve Vladeck has this post at his “One First” Substack site.

Posted at 9:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (06.10.23): Get Outta Here; A noisy withdrawal from Biglaw, a familiar face on the Trump case, Cravath’s uncertain future, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 9:56 AM by Howard Bashman

“Will the Judge in Trump’s Case Recuse Herself — or Be Forced To? Federal law requires a judge to step away from a case in which her impartiality ‘might reasonably be questioned.'” Isaac Chotiner has this “Q. & A.” online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 9:42 AM by Howard Bashman