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Friday, July 7, 2023

“No One Can Stop Talking About Justice John Marshall Harlan”: Columnist Jamelle Bouie has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“1849 Wisconsin law doesn’t ban abortions, Dane County judge rules”: Alexander Shur of The Wisconsin State Journal has this report.

Molly Beck of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that “Dane County judge allows abortion lawsuit to proceed, says 1849 law does not ban abortions.”

And Todd Richmond of The Associated Press has a report headlined “Wisconsin judge: Lawsuit to repeal abortion ban can continue.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Circuit Court of Dane County, Wisconsin via this link.

Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“I won my fight for free speech at the Supreme Court, but it’s a victory for all of us; My Supreme Court case is a huge reminder, if we want free speech, we must defend it for others”: Lorie Smith has this essay online at Fox News.

Posted at 9:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Reasons for ambivalence about the ruling on web design and same-sex marriage”: Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the Supreme Court’s Idea of Religious Freedom Could Resegregate the Country; The court once held that the Civil Rights Act trumped religious freedom; After these recent decisions, that’s over; The consequences could be enormous”: Brynn Tannehill has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Most Baffling Argument a Supreme Court Justice Has Ever Made; An opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas exposed the limits of originalism”: Adam Serwer has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 9:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“How long will Americans put up with the court’s originalism?” Online at The Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus has an essay that begins, “Lower-court judges are bound to follow the law as decreed by the Supreme Court. They aren’t bound to like it. And so, lost amid the end-of-term flurry at the high court, came another remarkable ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves of Mississippi.”

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Her First Term, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘Came to Play’; The first Black female member of the Supreme Court wasted no time in finding her footing, asserting herself in dissents, alliances and questions from the bench”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court upholds but narrows sex-trafficking statute; Activists claimed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act violated the First Amendment”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.

Isaiah Poritz of Bloomberg Law reports that “Online Sex Trafficking Law is Constitutional, D.C. Cir. Says.”

And at the “Lawfare” blog, Gia Kokotakis has a post titled “DC Circuit Court Upholds but Narrows FOSTA; The court found that the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act is not overbroad or unconstitutionally vague.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wisconsin’s Governor Just Pulled Off the Strangest Veto of the Year; Striking a few digits and tweaking punctuation allowed him to create a 400-year spending measure; the ‘Vanna White’ maneuver”: Ben Kesling and Mariah Timms will have this front page article in Saturday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh Are Now the Supreme Court’s Swing Votes; Chief justice moves to counter the perception the court is partisan”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“2 Big Supreme Court Cases — But Not the Ones You Think — With Implications for Public Schools”: Mark Walsh of Education Week has this report.

Posted at 6:02 PM by Howard Bashman

Dobbs Comes to Maryland; The state and localities are wrestling with post-Roe realities”: George Liebmann has this essay online at The American Conservative.

Posted at 6:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“By The Numbers: Vote Breakdown Is a Tale of Two Supreme Courts.” Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appellate Judges Reject Challenge to Pennsylvania State Damages Cap; The ruling upholds an order reducing a $7 million verdict against SEPTA to $250,000; The case, which is likely bound for the Supreme Court, is part of a broader effort to dismantle liability caps”: Aleeza Furman of The Legal Intelligencer has this report on an unpublished opinion that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued yesterday.

Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mallory, Consent, and Political Economy”: Zachary D. Clopton has this post at the “Transnational Litigation Blog.”

Posted at 12:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Had A Few Surprises This Year. That Doesn’t Make It Moderate.” Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Holly Fuong of FiveThirtyEight have this report.

Posted at 12:33 PM by Howard Bashman