How Appealing

Monday, June 26, 2023

“Justices Who Benefited From Affirmative Action May Decide Its Fate; Supreme Court’s Thomas and Sotomayor were aided by such programs and look back on them very differently”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Timing of Alito’s Private Jet Scandal Couldn’t Be More Damning; Cast in light of a recent ruling, the justice’s self-serving duplicity looks even worse”: Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern have this Jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 8:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Liberal Giant Who Doomed Roe: His work underpins the Dobbs decision; His legacy matters enormously to what’s next for constitutional law.” Caitlin B. Tully has this Jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Isolated Guam, Abortion Is Legal. And Nearly Impossible to Get. The tiny U.S. territory in the western Pacific Ocean is thousands of miles from the nearest state, and has no resident doctors who perform abortions. Court decisions could cut access to pills, the only legal option left.” David W. Chen of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Coinbase Holds that §16 Appeals Require a Stay; The Supreme Court held that the filing of a §16 appeal from the denial of arbitration requires staying district court proceedings”: Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog.

Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Behind the Scenes of Justice Alito’s Unprecedented Wall Street Journal Pre-buttal: The Journal editorial page accused ProPublica of misleading readers in a story that hadn’t yet been published.” Jesse Eisinger and Stephen Engelberg of ProPublica have this report.

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative Fifth Circuit Is Stumbling at US Supreme Court”: Lydia Wheeler and Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law have this report.

Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“A son died, his parents tried to sue. How U.S. courts protect Big Pharma. Merck’s best-selling asthma medicine, Singulair, has been linked for years to suicides and psychiatric problems, often in children. But lawsuits over the drug are stymied by one of Corporate America’s most effective liability shields: the doctrine of federal preemption.” Dan Levine, Robin Respaut, Kristina Cooke, Mike Spector, and Benjamin Lesser of Reuters have this special report.

Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Fighting for trust: The painful journey of the Supreme Court after Dobbs; Threats abounded as the high court faced constant security challenges, a blistering leak investigation and wounding ethics scandals while struggling to find a new balance.” Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.

Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in two cases.

And in Waleski v. Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, No. 22-914, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissent, in which Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett joined, from the denial of certiorari.

Posted at 9:32 AM by Howard Bashman