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Friday, October 20, 2023

“Justices Reject, for Now, Missouri’s Effort to Override Federal Gun Laws; The move blocked an expansive state law, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, and let stand a ruling that it was an unconstitutional attempt to nullify federal laws”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report on an order that the U.S. Supreme Court issued today.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former Convict Who Became Respected Law Professor Faces Domestic Violence Charge; Shon Hopwood, whose path from prison bars to the Supreme Court Bar made national news, is again a criminal defendant”: Jimmy Hoover of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court considers whether a very stupid gun law is also unconstitutional; What should the Supreme Court do when gun laws are written by incompetent trolls?” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 2:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court upholds broad use of obstruction law that prosecutors have deployed against Trump; In a divided ruling, the court said there are numerous ways for the government to prove that Jan. 6 defendants acted ‘corruptly’”: Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein of Politico have this report.

You can access today’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Posted at 2:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Looks Set to Deliver Another Blow to the Environment; Two upcoming cases take aim at the government’s power to regulate”: Elizabeth Kolbert has this Daily Comment online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ninth Circuit Contender Is Exposed As Pretender; The collapse of Bill Clinton’s nomination of James Ware”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 2:27 PM by Howard Bashman