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Friday, September 29, 2023

“Ohio’s solicitor general moves on after arguing big cases involving abortion, other state policy”: Karen Kasler of The Statehouse News Bureau has this report.

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to State Laws on Social Media; The tech industry argues that laws in Florida and Texas, prompted by conservative complaints about censorship by tech platforms, violate the First Amendment”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Ann E. Marimow and Cat Zakrzewski of The Washington Post report that “Landmark Texas, Florida social media cases added to Supreme Court term; The justices announced Friday which cases they will add to their calendar for the term that begins Monday.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court will decide if Texas and Florida can regulate social media to protect ‘conservative speech.’

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Takes Case on Social-Media Content Moderation; Justices to consider whether Texas and Florida laws restricting platforms from blocking some speech are constitutional.”

John Fritze of USA Today has an article headlined “Supreme Court takes on social media: First Amendment fight over ‘censorship’ is on the docket; Groups representing social media companies say the state laws at issue would ‘transform speech on the internet as we know it today’; Has social media been quick to squelch conservative views?

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court to hear First Amendment challenge over state laws targeting social media censorship.”

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

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Throwback Thursday: Eighty Years of Ex Parte Republic of Peru.” Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk has this post at the “Transnational Litigation Blog.”

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“First-Time Advocates Dominate High Court’s Fall Schedule”: Katie Buehler of Law360 has an article (subscription required for full access) that begins, “Solo practitioner Howard Bashman had almost given up all hope on his goal of arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, but then the justices agreed in March to hear an admiralty law case over choice-of-law provisions in which he represents a yacht owner challenging the denial of an insurance claim.”

According to the article, “Bashman is one of 25 first-time advocates slated to argue before the high court so far this term.”

Posted at 2:56 PM by Howard Bashman