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Thursday, September 7, 2023

“Wisconsin GOP threatens to impeach justice over donations, but conservatives also took party cash”: Scott Bauer and Harm Venhuizen of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 10:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Kavanaugh Sees ‘Concrete Steps’ Ahead to Address Supreme Court Ethics; All nine justices want their ‘respect for the institution to be shared by the American people,’ Kavanaugh tells conference”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “Brett Kavanaugh says he’s hopeful the Supreme Court will take ‘concrete steps’ to address ethics scandals.”

Julie Carr Smyth of The Associated Press reports that “Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh predicts ‘concrete steps soon’ to address ethics concerns.”

And Eric Heisig of Bloomberg Law reports that “Kavanaugh ‘Hopeful’ Supreme Court Will Act Soon on Ethics.”

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“New Article on Final Decisions & Final Judgments; Final decisions and final judgments play distinct roles in the law of federal appellate jurisdiction; Courts should recognize as much.” Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog. You can access the article at SSRN via this link.

And yesterday, Lammon had a blog post titled “New Article on Appeals After Voluntary Dismissals; Voluntary dismissals after adverse interlocutory orders don’t create a jurisdictional problem; They instead implicate waiver.” You can access that article at SSRN via this link.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Was Trump ‘an Officer of the United States’? A careful look at the 14th Amendment’s Insurrection Clause shows that it doesn’t apply to him.” Michael B. Mukasey will have this op-ed in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dianne Feinstein’s frailty, fight for family millions cast shadow on final Senate chapter”: Kevin Rector of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 3:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tiger Mom Turned Novelist: An Interview With Amy Chua; We discuss her great new book, The Golden Gate — as well as Yale Law School controversies, free speech, affirmative action, and more.” David Lat has posted this new episode of his “Original Jurisdiction” Podcast at his Substack site.

Posted at 3:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Fulton County, Fear Not Removal; The issue is complicated, but removal of the Fulton County case to federal court would not be a disaster — and is probably the right answer.” Anna Bower, Alan Z. Rozenshtein, and Benjamin Wittes have this post at the “Lawfare” blog.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Anita Earls Did What Judges Are Supposed to Do; If a sitting state supreme court justice can’t talk honestly about the legal system’s failures, no one can”: Jay Willis has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 1:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Retirements and Judicial Vacancies: Exploring the Rule of 80.” Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 1:27 PM by Howard Bashman