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Monday, August 14, 2023

“Why Alabama’s Congressional Maps May Need to Be Redrawn, Again; A panel of federal judges will soon decide whether Alabama Republicans complied with a court mandate to create a map that gives Black voters more power”: Emily Cochrane of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Colleges Can Still Consider Race in Admissions Within Limits, Biden Administration Says; Education, Justice departments highlight the ways schools may pursue a diverse student population in wake of Supreme Court ruling”: Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

And Anemona Hartocollis of The New York Times reports that “Administration Urges Colleges to Pursue Diversity Despite Affirmative Action Ban; In its first guidance since the Supreme Court decision, the administration says many recruitment programs are still allowed, but other questions are left unanswered.”

Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“No Catholics Need Adopt: A Massachusetts couple is denied a foster child because of religious views.” Columnist William McGurn will have this op-ed in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court is taking a wrecking ball to the wall between church and state; The Court’s Republican majority has ground the Constitution’s establishment clause down to a nub”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

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“Wisconsin’s Supreme Court must resolve issues with infighting ahead of crucial cases”: This audio segment appeared on yesterday’s broadcast of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday.”

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Of Insurrections, Presidents, and the Utter Failure of Constitutional Law to Address the Real Issues”: Eric Segall has this blog post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Social Media Laws Violate Speech Rights, DOJ Tells Supreme Court; Biden administration urges review of laws in Texas, Florida; Filing largely backs social media challenges to state laws”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

You can view the Solicitor General’s invitation brief at this link.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“40. Ex parte McCardle and Congress’s Power over the Court’s Appellate Jurisdiction; The Supreme Court’s 1869 ruling allowing Congress to take away its jurisdiction over a pending case is quite a story in its own right, and has important separation-of-powers implications for today.” Steve Vladeck has this post at his “One First” Substack site.

Posted at 9:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Are So Many of Trump’s Alleged Co-Conspirators Lawyers?” Law professor Deborah Pearlstein will have this guest essay in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the Late RBG’s Collar Tells a Powerful Message; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s metallic Pegasus collar has become an iconic portrayal of her strength and power in her final days.” Tony Mauro has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog” via The National Law Journal.

Posted at 9:20 PM by Howard Bashman