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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

“A Look at How Local Appellate Courts Handle Requests to Reschedule Oral Argument”: This month’s installment of my “Upon Further Review” column appeared in Tuesday’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia’s daily newspaper for lawyers.

Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Summer of ‘luxury junkets’? Senate Dems press Supreme Court to shore up ethics this month.” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

And Devan Cole of CNN reports that “Senate panel puts spotlight on Supreme Court ethics reform proposal.”

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcomittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, & Federal Rights held a hearing titled “Ensuring an Impartial Judiciary: Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2023.” You can access the video of the hearing via this link.

Posted at 9:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Slave cases are still cited as good law across the U.S. This team aims to change that.” Rachel Treisman of NPR has this report.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate confirms ACLU lawyer to NY federal court after GOP backlash”: Andrew Goudsward of Reuters has this report.

Tiana Headley and Madison Alder of Bloomberg Law report that “ACLU’s Dale Ho Confirmed to New York-Based US District Court; GOP called Ho radical over progressive legal career; Ho said he regretted tone on social media.”

Jennifer Bendery of HuffPost reports that “In Big Win For Progressives, Senate Confirms Dale Ho To Be A Federal Judge; Ho, one of the nation’s leading voting rights attorneys, squeaked through without any GOP support.”

Al Weaver of The Hill reports that “Senate confirms Dale Ho to Southern District New York court seat.”

And Ryan Tarinelli of Roll Call reports that “Senate confirms voting rights lawyer as New York federal judge; Dale Ho argued at the Supreme Court on a successful challenge to the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.”

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dale E. Ho to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by a vote of 50-to-49.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is a U.S. Wealth Tax Constitutional? A bad Ninth Circuit ruling needs Supreme Court review.” This editorial will appear in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge in Trump Documents Case Has Scant Criminal Trial Experience; Judge Aileen M. Cannon, under scrutiny for past rulings favoring the former president, has presided over only a few criminal cases that went to trial”: Michael S. Schmidt and Charlie Savage of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 3:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“If Democrats Win Back the House, They Will Have John Roberts to Thank”: Columnist Thomas B. Edsall has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Liberal Supreme Court journalists admit incompetence, prescribe propaganda and harassment of justices”: Mark Judge has this essay online at the Washington Examiner.

Posted at 1:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Risk of ‘Colorblind Absolutism’; If the Supreme Court decides to end affirmative action, even race-neutral efforts to redress racial inequality could be next”: Law professor Sheryll Cashin has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Military academies use affirmative action. Will the Supreme Court stop them? Its ruling on race-conscious admissions will reverberate at West Point and Annapolis.” Nick Anderson has this front page article in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman