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Monday, July 17, 2023

“Democrats to Press Supreme Court Ethics Rules Over G.O.P. Opposition; The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to approve new disclosure requirements, although the legislation is unlikely to advance”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pa. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments in Two Diverging COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases; According to the orders granting allocatur, the justices will hear arguments simultaneously in the two cases, in which the Pennsylvania Superior Court reached opposite conclusions regarding coverage”: Marianna Wharry of The Legal Intelligencer has this report on two orders (here and here) that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued last week.

Posted at 9:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Georgia’s top court rejects Trump’s bid to quash grand jury report”: Bill Rankin and Tamar Hallerman of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution have this report,

Danny Hakim of The New York Times reports that “Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to Quash Investigation; With indictment decisions imminent, the court refused to scuttle an investigation into whether the former president and his allies interfered in the 2020 election.”

Holly Bailey of The Washington Post reports that “Georgia Supreme Court rejects Trump petition to block election probe; The unanimous opinion says Trump had not proved the ‘extraordinary circumstances’ that warranted intervention by Georgia’s top court.”

Jan Wolfe and Cameron McWhirter of The Wall Street Journal report that “Georgia Supreme Court Denies Trump Motion to Block Election-Interference Investigation; Dismissal is legal win for DA’s office, which can proceed with presenting case to grand jury.”

You can access today’s order of the Supreme Court of Georgia at this link.

Posted at 8:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alabama Wants to Kill Jimi Barber: After a year of botched executions, the state is eager to prove that it can kill someone without incident.” Elizabeth Bruenig has this article online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 7:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge temporarily blocks Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban as court challenge continues”: Stephen Gruber-Miller of The Des Moines Register has this report.

Posted at 5:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s Judges: More Religious Ties and More N.R.A. Memberships; A new study also found that judges appointed by the former president were more likely to vote for claims of religious freedom — unless they came from Muslims.” Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 10:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“How Harlan Crow Slashed his Tax Bill by Taking Clarence Thomas on Superyacht Cruises; In lavishing gifts on the Supreme Court justice, the billionaire GOP donor may have violated tax laws, according to tax experts”: Paul Kiel of ProPublica has this report.

Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman