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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

“Zero-Sum Justice: Joel Anderson on Justice Clarence Thomas’ journey to his worldview, and Heather McGhee on what her work in The Sum of Us can tell us about the Supreme Court.” You can access this week’s new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast with Dahlia Lithwick via this link.

Posted at 9:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Illinois Supreme Court upholds law eliminating cash bail, sets Sept. 18 as start date for new system”: Dan Petrella, Jeremy Gorner, and Madeline Buckley of The Chicago Tribune have this report.

Matthew Hendrickson and Andy Grimm of The Chicago Sun-Times report that “Illinois set to be first state to end cash bail after state Supreme Court ruling; Landmark criminal justice reform isn’t unconstitutional, should take effect in September, justices rule Tuesday.”

Mitch Smith of The New York Times reports that “Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Measure Designed to End Cash Bail; A law ending cash bail was supported by Democratic legislators and Gov. J.B. Pritzker but challenged by prosecutors who said it would make the state less safe.”

And Mariah Timms of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Illinois Supreme Court Allows Elimination of Cash Bail; Nation’s broadest overhaul of bail rules now set to take effect in September.”

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

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gun Rights Battles Brew in Massachusetts in Supreme Court’s Wake; Gun rights advocates call for ‘guardrails’ on state law; Courts split on how to apply Supreme Court test”: Allie Reed of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 8:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Harlan Crow Remains Major Republican Donor Despite Supreme Court Controversy; Crow and his wife donated the maximum amount to DeSantis; His political influence continues amid Supreme Court scandal”: Shelly Hagan and Laura Davison of Bloomberg News have this report.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ramaswamy’s court stunt will harness future justices to partisan goals”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:28 PM by Howard Bashman