How Appealing

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

“After Supreme Court Forces Its Hand, E.P.A. Curbs Wetlands Protection; The agency curtailed pollution protections for millions of streams, wetlands and other bodies of water to comply with a Supreme Court decision”: Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump’s Free Speech Runs Up Against Courtroom Decorum; Judges face uncharted territory in deciding whether a presidential candidate’s remarks flout rules protecting a fair and orderly trial”: Byron Tau of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 9:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Challengers to Alabama’s felony ban on trans care for minors will seek full appeals court review; The decision puts off going to the Supreme Court immediately; It also means the district court injunction barring enforcement of the hormone therapy ban will remain in effect for now”: Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Over 100 former clerks of Justice Thomas sign open letter defending his integrity, independence; 112 of Justice Thomas’ former clerks say news stories attacking him are ‘part of larger attack on the Court’ and its ‘legitimacy’”: Brianna Herlihy of Fox News has this report.

You can view the letter at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Zoë Richards and Lawrence Hurley of NBC News report that “Recently indicted John Eastman is among those vouching for Clarence Thomas’ integrity; Eastman was indicted in Georgia in connection with efforts to keep former President Donald Trump in office after his 2020 election loss; He also faces disbarment proceedings.”

Posted at 8:34 PM by Howard Bashman