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Monday, August 7, 2023

“Former Colorado chief justice receives unprecedented public censure; An independent investigation previously found Nathan Coats’ lack of administrative training and poor judgment contributed to the ill-advised award of a contract to a judicial employee”: Michael Karlik of Colorado Politics has this report.

And Amanda Pampuro of Courthouse News Service reports that “Colorado ex-chief justice censured over $2.7M contract for former employee who fudged numbers; Former Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats failed to ‘perform judicial and administrative duties competently and diligently,’ a special tribunal found.”

You can access today’s decision of the Special Tribunal of the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado at this link.

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fourth Circuit overturns 21-year precedent on awarding legal fees; The Fourth Circuit’s ban on considering plaintiffs who won preliminary injunctions to be the prevailing party for the purposes of attorney’s fees made the circuit an outlier”: Joe Dodson of Courthouse News Service has this report.

You can access today’s 7-to-4 en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why does Justice Alito keep making things worse for the Supreme Court?” Columnist Jackie Calmes has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Gambit to Duck Supreme Court Review: You won’t believe this tale of ‘tester’ lawsuits, ‘mootness,’ and legal shenanigans in Acheson Hotels v. Laufer.” This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:18 PM by Howard Bashman

Further update regarding Great Lakes v. Raiders Retreat, No. 22-500 (U.S.): Today is the deadline for filing amicus brief in support of respondent Raiders in this U.S. Supreme Court case.

You can access the amicus briefs filed today via this link.

Posted at 4:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Solicitor General Prelogar Walks Fine Line With Skeptical Court”: Lydia Wheeler and Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law have this report.

Posted at 2:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump and his new lawyer are not on the same page about judge’s recusal; The former president’s public statements are already diverging from the advice of his newest lawyer, John Lauro”: Kyle Cheney of Politico has this report.

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Eastman, awaiting potential indictment, asks judge to postpone his disbarment proceedings; The lawyer who advised Donald Trump in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6 is known as ‘co-conspirator 2’ in the special counsel’s newest case”: Kyle Cheney of Politico has this report.

Posted at 2:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“US Supreme Court Report Card: How Third Circuit Fared in 2022-23 Term, Part 2.” This month’s installment of my “Upon Further Review” column will appear in tomorrow’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia’s daily newspaper for lawyers.

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“What’s expected when Utah’s high court considers challenge to abortion trigger ban”: Bridger Beal-Cvetko of KSL-TV of Salt Lake City has this report.

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Florida Supreme Court hears dispute about UF’s 2020 COVID-19 shutdown; A potential class-action case may be brought against UF”: Sally Brown of The Independent Florida Alligator has this report.

Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Internet Speech Case That the Supreme Court Can’t Dodge: Forget Gonzalez v. Google; There’s another dispute that will come before the justices in the next year and this time they will have to directly deal with issues involving platforms and speech.” Jeff Kosseff has this essay online at Wired.

Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“How I ‘bribed’ a justice to take a no-expenses-paid trip to Mississippi”: Margaret McMullan has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman