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Friday, June 16, 2023

“A Supreme Court blunder endangers Native American children”: Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal ruling in controversial whale lawsuit gives big win to Maine lobster industry; The ruling vacates a biological-based decision — the government’s 10-year plan to reduce the risk posed by fishing gear to endangered North Atlantic right whales”: Hannah LaClaire of The Portland Press Herald has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Posted at 10:19 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa Supreme Court deadlocks 3-3 on ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban. It won’t go into effect.” William Morris, Katie Akin, and Stephen Gruber-Miller of The Des Moines Register have this report.

John Wagner of The Washington Post reports that “Bid to ban abortions in Iowa after six weeks blocked by state Supreme Court.”

Hannah Fingerhut and Scott McFetridge of The Associated Press report that “Iowa Supreme Court declines to reinstate strict abortion limits, but a new law could be coming.”

Brendan Pierson of Reuters reports that “Abortion remains legal in Iowa as top court refuses to revive ban.”

Rox Laird of Courthouse News Service reports that “Divided Iowa Supreme Court leaves block on abortion ban; Because of a 3-3 split decision by the state’s high court, Iowa’s fetal heartbeat abortion law cannot be enforced.”

And Katarina Sostaric of Iowa Public Radio reports that “Deadlocked Iowa Supreme Court will not reinstate 6-week abortion ban.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in two argued cases.

1. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Lora v. United States, No. 22-49. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in United States ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, Inc., No. 21-1052. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined. And Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman