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Thursday, August 10, 2023

“Supreme Court Blocks Purdue Pharma’s $6 Billion Sackler Opioid Settlement; The justices will examine if bankruptcy courts can force claimants to sign away their legal rights in a settlement”: Jess Bravin and Alexander Saeedy of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

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

Posted at 9:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Mississippi case leads US appeals court to strike down lifetime gun ban for drug users”: Margaret Baker of The Biloxi Sun Herald has this report.

Lindsay Whitehurst of The Associated Press reports that “Appeals court rules against longstanding drug user gun ban cited in Hunter Biden case.”

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “Drug user cannot be barred from owning guns, US court rules.”

Devan Cole of CNN reports that “Federal appeals court strikes down law prohibiting users of illegal drugs from possessing firearms.”

Chris Pandolfo of Fox News reports that “5th Circuit deals blow to federal gun statute used in Hunter Biden case; Biden faces charges in Delaware under the same statute declared unconstitutional by the 5th Circuit.”

Zach Schonfeld of The Hill reports that “Appeals court rules for man who challenged ban on illegal drug users possessing firearms.”

Kaelan Deese of Washington Examiner reports that “Federal gun law used in Hunter Biden case voided by appeals court.”

And Matthew Rice of The New York Sun reports that “Court Strikes Down Law Barring Drug Users From Possessing Firearms — the Same Charge Levied Against Hunter Biden; The decision is just one of dozens in which lower court judges have had to use new methods of historical interpretation set forth by the Supreme Court.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Won’t Drop ADA Tester Case, at Least for Now; The justices have denied a request to throw out as moot a pending appeal regarding ‘tester’ standing under the Americans with Disabilities Act”: Jimmy Hoover of The National Law Journal has this report.

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

Posted at 8:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts for ’24? Poll finds chief more popular than Biden, Trump despite Supreme Court woes.” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bill Clinton Abandons Peter Edelman Twice; And Edelman resigns in protest of Clinton’s welfare reform”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative Case Emerges to Disqualify Trump for Role on Jan. 6; Two law professors active in the Federalist Society wrote that the original meaning of the 14th Amendment makes Donald Trump ineligible to hold government office”: Adam Liptak has this new installment of his “Sidebar” column online at The New York Times about a forthcoming law review article written by law professors William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen.

Update: Relatedly, at “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Steven Calabresi has a post titled “Trump Is Disqualified from Being on Any Election Ballots.”

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges Attack Judicial Independence: Members of the Federal Circuit sideline a venerable colleague, Pauline Newman, on false charges and without due process.” Greg Dolin and Philip Hamburger will have this op-ed in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 7:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senior U.S. Judge Rosemary Pooler dies at 85; longtime judge blazed a trail for women”: Fernando Alba of The Post-Standard of Syracuse, New York has this report.

Posted at 3:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Israel’s Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on Its Own Fate; The justices will be scrutinized as never before at a hearing in September on the first part of a judicial overhaul that the government pushed through Parliament, angering many Israelis”: Isabel Kershner of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas’ 38 Vacations: The Other Billionaires Who Have Treated the Supreme Court Justice to Luxury Travel.” Brett Murphy and Alex Mierjeski of ProPublica have this report.

Posted at 9:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“States Back Yacht Owner In High Court Choice-Of-Law Row”: Ganesh Setty of Law360 has this report (subscription required for access).

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman