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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

“Indiana Supreme Court won’t rehear near-total abortion ban ruling, putting law back in effect; The high court’s decision was certified Monday, making the new restrictions enforceable again”: Casey Smith of Indiana Capital Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jennifer Gruda talks about going from Jaffrey to the Supreme Court”: Ashley Saari of The Monadnock (N.H.) Ledger-Transcript has an article that begins, “Former Jaffrey resident Jennifer Gruda was the final speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum series on Friday, giving insights on her trajectory from growing up in a small town to her current position, serving as senior judicial assistant to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.”

And on YouTube, Amos Fortune Forum has posted a video titled “Jennifer A. Gruda ‘A View From Behind The Bench’ at The Amos Fortune Forum in Jaffrey, NH.”

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Says He Has Immunity. Will the Supreme Court Beg to Differ? There are only a few legal precedents, and they leave some wiggle room.” Law professor Kimberly Wehle has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 9:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Emotional support dog banned from N.J. condo fetches Supreme Court review”: S.P. Sullivan of The Newark Star-Ledger has this report.

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alabama Trans Health Care Ruling is a Worrying Omen for a Future SCOTUS Decision; The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pulled from Dobbs v. Jackson to argue trans health care isn’t ‘deeply rooted’ in history”: Natasha Lennard has this essay online at The Intercept.

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Should the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office Have Been Sanctioned for Failing to Protect Crime Victims’ Rights? My amicus brief to the Third Circuit argues that the district court appropriately sanctioned the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office for making misleading representations about whether they had conferred with a crime victims’ family.” Paul Cassell has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy” about an amicus brief he filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Posted at 8:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“Israel’s High Court Rejects Government Request to Delay Hearing on Key Judicial Overhaul Bill; The ruling indicated that the hearing, which is set to begin on September 12, cannot be postponed due to time constraints and the expanded panel of judges designated for the hearing”: Yael Freidson of Haaretz has this report.

Posted at 8:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative activist sues 2 major law firms over diversity fellowships; The American Alliance for Equal Rights, which led the campaign against affirmative action in college admissions, filed lawsuits against Perkins Coie and Morrison & Foerster”: Julian Mark and Taylor Telford of The Washington Post have this report.

Douglas Belkin and Erin Mulvaney of The Wall Street Journal report that “Activist Behind Supreme Court Affirmative Action Cases Is Now Suing Law Firms; Ed Blum’s organization accuses firms offering fellowships for diverse candidates of racial discrimination against straight, white men.”

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “Activist behind US affirmative action cases sues major law firms.”

And Tatyana Monnay of Bloomberg Law reports that “Perkins Coie, Morrison Foerster Sued Over DEI Programs.”

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ticketed for being homeless? Supreme Court asked to weigh if punishment is ‘cruel and unusual.’” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court upholds Alabama’s felony ban on minors’ gender-affirming care; Three Trump appointees reversed an injunction blocking the law, allowing the ban to go into effect; Florida and Georgia rulings now in jeopardy”: Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“US judges’ educational trips resemble ‘paid luxury vacations,’ group says”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Thoughts on the Respondent’s Brief in Great Lakes“: John F. Coyle has this post at the “Transnational Litigation Blog.”

I will be arguing this case on respondent’s behalf at the U.S. Supreme Court on October 10, 2023.

Posted at 9:08 AM by Howard Bashman