How Appealing

Saturday, August 5, 2023

“After Supreme Court victory, anti-affirmative action group turns to military academy exemption”: Rachel Nostrant of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Sales Numbers on Books by Supreme Court Justices; Books by Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are the most popular among those by Supreme Court justices”: Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly has this report.

Posted at 8:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Judge Says Doctors Can Use ‘Good Faith Judgment’ in Providing Abortions; The ruling sought to clarify the medical exceptions in the state’s bans, and was in a response to a lawsuit from women who were denied abortions despite medical emergencies”: Kate Zernike of The New York Times has this report.

And William Melhado of The Texas Tribune reports that “Texas AG appeals judge’s order that allows women with complicated pregnancies to get abortions; State District Court Judge Jessica Mangrum on Friday issued a temporary exemption to Texas’ abortion ban; Hours later, the attorney general’s office filed an appeal, which blocked the order.”

Posted at 5:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court Overturns Mississippi’s Lifetime Ban on Voting for Former Felons; A federal appeals court said that barring people convicted of certain felonies from voting pointlessly denied them access to ‘the democratic core of American citizenship’”: Michael Wines of The New York Times has this report.

Bobby Harrison of Mississippi Today reports that “5th Circuit panel strikes down Mississippi’s lifetime felony voting ban.”

Ashton Pittman of Mississippi Free Press reports that “Mississippi’s Lifetime Felony Voting Ban Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules.”

Emily Wagster Pettus of The Associated Press reports that “Court blocks Mississippi ban on voting after some crimes, but GOP official will appeal ruling.”

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “Mississippi cannot strip convicts of right to vote, court rules.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 5:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“I Don’t See a ‘Rogue’ Supreme Court”: Columnist David French will have this essay in the Sunday Review section of tomorrow’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 3:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas’s $267,230 R.V. and the Friend Who Financed It; The vehicle is a key part of the justice’s just-folks persona; It’s also a luxury motor coach that was funded by someone else’s money”: Jo Becker and Julie Tate of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 1:07 PM by Howard Bashman