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Thursday, October 19, 2023

“An Arizona Supreme Court justice openly opposes abortion. He’ll hear a case deciding its legality anyway. Justice Bill Montgomery blamed Planned Parenthood — which is suing the state over its abortion ban — for ‘the greatest genocide known to man.’” Shefali Luthra of The 19th has this report.

Posted at 3:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“US judiciary walks away from proposal to bar midnight court filings”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has a report that begins, “The federal judiciary is abandoning a judge’s proposal to improve work-life balance among attorneys by rolling back filing deadlines and barring lawyers nationwide from submitting legal briefs and other documents electronically as late as midnight.”

And Suzanne Monyak of Bloomberg Law reports that “US Judiciary Rejects Proposal for Earlier Filing Deadlines.”

Unfortunately, the Third Circuit‘s 5 p.m. e-filing deadline, to be enforced beginning in 2024, will remain in effect for the time being.

Posted at 1:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“US appeals judge urges new standard on ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment; 3rd Circuit Judge Thomas Hardiman says 8th Amendment should be interpreted under ‘original meaning’; Judge targets ‘evolving standards of decency’ test”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“The US Supreme Court notched big conservative wins; It’s a key issue in Pennsylvania’s fall election”: Marc Levy of The Associated Press has this report.

Posted at 9:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Section 3, Originalist Chaos, and Why Donald Trump Should Not Be Constitutionally Disqualified from the Presidency”: Eric Segall has this blog post at “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“AG Yost Announces Pick for Next Solicitor General”: Ohio’s Attorney General has issued a news release that begins, “Attorney General Dave Yost has selected an ‘appellate ace’ to serve as Ohio’s 11th Solicitor General, the state’s lead attorney for appeals in state and federal courts. Elliot Gaiser, an Ohio native, will start in the position on Nov. 20.”

In news coverage, Eric Heisig of Bloomberg Law reports that “Ohio Solicitor General Pick Named in Jan. 6 Panel Testimony.”

Gaiser currently works as an associate at Jones Day’s Columbus, Ohio office.

Posted at 9:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ninth Circuit abortion care case highlights Trump judicial appointees’ power; Even on ‘liberal’ courts; For nearly two weeks recently, a trio of Trump appointees expanded the reach of Idaho’s criminal abortion law”: Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 9:24 AM by Howard Bashman