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Friday, August 4, 2023

“US appeals judge accused of ‘serious misconduct’ in deepening fitness probe”: Blake Brittain of Reuters has this report.

Michael Shapiro of Bloomberg Law reports that “96-Year-Old Judge Newman Faces Suspension After Panel Vote.”

Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has an article headlined “‘Serious Matter’: Panel Suggests Suspending Newman Over Noncooperation in Fitness Probe; Judicial misconduct committee discounts neurologist’s finding of ‘no significant cognitive defects.’

Eileen McDermott of has a post titled “Special Committee Charges Newman with ‘Serious Misconduct’, Blames Her for Delayed Transcript.”

In commentary, online at The New York Sun, Dean Karayanis has an essay titled “Political Intrigue Swirls as Reagan-Appointed Judge, 96, Is Told ‘Go Quietly’ or Else; ‘I was told, “Just go quietly or we will make your life miserable,”’ says Judge Newman, who’s been recommended for suspension by a judiciary panel after she refused to submit to cognitive testing.”

The New Civil Liberties Alliance, which represents Judge Newman in this proceeding, today issued a news release titled “Fed. Circuit Special Committee’s Actions Once Again Undermine Due Process for Hon. Pauline Newman.”

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit posted online a redacted copy of the Report and Recommendation of the Special Committee, which, with exhibits, totals 319 pages.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alito’s Wall Street Journal interviews and commentary raise a big recusal question; Law Dork looks into the timeline of a major tax case for next term & Alito’s three recent WSJ opinion page appearances — and comes away with questions”: Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“2nd Circuit affirms Connecticut repeal of religious vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren; The panel ruled 2-1 affirming Connecticut’s decision to end religious exemptions from mandatory immunizations for students”: Josh Russell of Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Founders Anticipated the Threat of Trump: This week’s indictment of the former president outlines the sort of demagogic challenge to the rule of law that the Constitution’s architects most feared.” Jeffrey Rosen will have this installment of “The Saturday Essay” in tomorrow’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:05 PM by Howard Bashman