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Monday, October 9, 2023

“New Article on Manufactured Finality: I have a new article on the variables that go into manufactured finality, its various forms, and its likely future.” Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog about a paper he recently posted to SSRN titled “Manufactured Finality.”

Posted at 7:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s Animal House: From tortoises to dolphins, lions to owls, the Supreme Court building is sprinkled with animal sculptures; A curator’s booklet tells what they mean.” Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

Posted at 4:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court can rein in appeals court extremism — or encourage it; Is the Fifth Circuit’s lawlessness a bug — or a feature — to the Roberts court?” Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 4:51 PM by Howard Bashman

“Religion vs. LGBTQ+ rights: Supreme Court weighs ‘conversion therapy’ bans for minors; The issue of banning ‘therapy’ to make a gay or lesbian person straight has reemerged as the Supreme Court has become more conservative and receptive to appeals dealing with religious freedom.” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 4:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Christian baker faces new lawsuit over gender-transition cake after Supreme Court; Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips says he hopes latest court date is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ of an 11-year legal battle”: Brianna Herlihy of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 4:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Impact: How an Ohio think tank is shaping the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda.” Anna Staver of The Columbus Dispatch has a report that begins, “Buckeye Institute, an Ohio conservative think tank, has quietly become one of the most prominent players shaping the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda.”

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Does the Supreme Court’s Cherry-Picking Inject Politics Into Judging? By choosing among and sometimes writing the questions the court agrees to answer, recent studies say, the justices have distorted the judicial process.” Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 4:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pair of Wisconsin Supreme Court developments set the stage for a political power struggle”: Molly Beck and Jessie Opoien of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report.

Posted at 4:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Value of Moot Courts in Preparing for Appellate Oral Argument”: This month’s installment of my “Upon Further Review” column will appear in tomorrow’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia’s daily newspaper for lawyers.

Posted at 4:18 PM by Howard Bashman