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Thursday, June 22, 2023

“‘Incalculable’ impact: Three ways the Supreme Court abortion decision changed the USA.” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Geoff Mulvihill, Kimberlee Kruesi, and Claire Savage of The Associated Press have a report headlined “A year after fall of Roe, 25 million women live in states with abortion bans or tighter restrictions.”

And Susan Ferrechio of The Washington Times has a report headlined “A year after Supreme Court ruling on abortion, Republicans look to quell political backlash.”

Posted at 9:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Samuel Alito, Paul Singer and Obergefell v. Hodges; If the Supreme Court justice really wanted to curry favor with the billionaire, he would have supported gay marriage”: Ira Stoll will have this op-ed in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“The People’s Justice: Clarence Thomas and the Constitutional Stories that Define Him.” The Heritage Foundation has posted on YouTube this video of this event from yesterday.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court says former judge Posner should face some claims in wage case”: Jacqueline Thomsen of Reuters has a report that begins, “Former U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner should have to face some claims in a lawsuit filed by an Indiana man who says he is owed $170,000 for working at a short-lived center for self-represented litigants founded by the prominent jurist, a magistrate judge said.”

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion in Florida remains in limbo until conservative state high court ruling; The state’s Supreme Court will act on a legal challenge that will decide the fate of abortion access”: Gary Fineout of Politico has this report.

Posted at 7:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Race-Based Affirmative Action Is Over. Corporate Diversity Could Be Next. The Supreme Court’s imminent ruling will directly affect only colleges, but companies will feel the consequences, too.” Kelsey Butler of Bloomberg Businessweek has this report.

Posted at 7:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“Samuel Alito and the Billionaire: Pre-butting his bought-and-paid-for Alaskan fishing adventure story in the Wall Street Journal is . . . a choice.” Slate released this bonus episode of its “Amicus” podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick yesterday.

Posted at 2:51 PM by Howard Bashman

“An Aggressive Supreme Court Reshapes the US as Its Standing Erodes; A conservative supermajority is remaking US laws on the environment, health and firearms, even as public confidence declines and ethical questions grow”: Greg Stohr, Zoe Tillman, Jennifer A Dlouhy, and Jordan Fabian of Bloomberg News have this report.

Posted at 1:49 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court controversy over Alito, Thomas free trips began with Justice Scalia”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

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“After Roe v. Wade fell, this father-daughter duo left Texas to go on providing abortions”: Gabriella Borter and Evelyn Hockstein of Reuters have this report.

Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“The return of joint and several liability: Minimally negligent defendants may be held liable for entire award in Pennsylvania.” Ben Wilkoff and Gabriella Scott have this essay online at Reuters.

It is worth noting that the defendant(s) opted to settle the case described in this essay after the Pa. Superior Court — an intermediate appellate court — denied full court review of a three-judge panel’s ruling. Determining whether the Pa. Supreme Court will or will not agree with that holding thus must await another day (and another case).

Posted at 10:37 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Struggle to Spot Conflict Laid Bare in Alito Trip”: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson and Lydia Wheeler of Bloomberg Law have this report.

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

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

1. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh delivered the opinion of the Court in Arizona v. Navajo Nation, No. 21-1484. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Kavanaugh also delivered the opinion of the Court in Pugin v. Garland, No. 22-23. Justice Jackson issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Gorsuch joined in full and Justice Kagan joined in large part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Yegiazaryan v. Smagin, No. 22-381. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined in full and Justice Gorsuch joined in part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

4. And Justice Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Jones v. Hendrix, No. 21-857. Justices Sotomayor and Kagan issued a joint dissenting opinion. And Justice Jackson issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman

“Alito in the hot seat over trips to Alaska and Rome he accepted from groups and individuals who lobby the Supreme Court”: Devan Cole and Audrey Ash of CNN have this report.

Posted at 9:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“How It Feels to Have Your Life Changed By Affirmative Action; Black and Hispanic college graduates, whose lives were directly shaped by race-conscious college admissions, have complicated thoughts about the expected Supreme Court decision”: Amy Harmon has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:56 AM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas Went After My Work. His Criticisms Reveal a Disturbing Fact About Originalism. If judges are going to use history as their guide, they should probably try to get the history right.” Law professor Gregory Ablavsky has this Jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 9:53 AM by Howard Bashman