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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

“Texas judge refusing to marry gay couples goes before state supreme court; Texas Supreme Court justices heard arguments Wednesday in the case of a Waco judge who refused to marry same-sex couples; It is unclear when the high court will issue a ruling”: Alejandro Serrano of The Texas Tribune has this report.

The Supreme Court of Texas has posted the video of the oral argument on YouTube at this link. Attorney Jonathan F. Mitchell argued the appeal on behalf of the judge.

Posted at 5:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Thomas’s R.V. Loan Was Forgiven, Senate Inquiry Finds; The justice failed to repay much, perhaps all, of the $267,230 loan; His benefactor wiped the slate clean, with ethical and potential tax consequences”: Jo Becker of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 3:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Government Wins Another Fragile Victory For Key Felony Charge in Jan. 6 Cases; Appeals judges’ acceptance of the government’s positions have been 100-percent correlated with the political party of the judge’s appointer”: Roger Parloff has this post at the “Lawfare” blog.

Posted at 3:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pennsylvania Supreme Court Race Tests Democrats’ Post-Roe Strategy On Abortion Rights; The race between Democrat Daniel McCaffery and Republican Carolyn Carluccio is setting the stage in the latest abortion battleground”: Paul Blumenthal of HuffPost has this report.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Charlie Adelson trial: Attorneys strike potential jurors on Day 3 of jury selection.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman