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Thursday, October 26, 2023

“‘Get the right cases to the supreme court’: inside Charles Koch’s network; Billionaire’s web of rightwing groups works to bring cases to court that could undermine core functionings of the US government.” Ed Pilkington and Nick Surgey of The Guardian have this report.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trudeau nominates Alberta judge Mary Moreau to fill Supreme Court vacancy”: Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has this report.

And Jonny Wakefield of The Edmonton Journal reports that “Alberta Court of King’s Bench chief justice nominated to Supreme Court of Canada; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday that Alberta Court of King’s Bench Chief Justice Mary Moreau is his nominee to fill the Supreme Court post left vacant by Russell Brown.”

Posted at 9:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Black lawyer denied law license in 1857 wins posthumous admission to Maryland bar”: David Thomas of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 9:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas loan report spurs new ethics criticism of US Supreme Court”: Andrew Chung and John Kruzel of Reuters have this report.

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fifth Circuit’s Ho Calls on Judges to Embrace ‘Harsh Criticism’; Judge said courts should ‘get comfortable’ with criticism; Ho alleged ‘viewpoint discrimination’ against religious conservatives”: Jacqueline Thomsen of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“This conservative appeals court’s rulings are testing the Supreme Court; The 5th Circuit’s work is drawing more Supreme Court review this term than that of any other regional appeals court”: Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Televise Trump’s federal trials? Judicial panel says its hands are tied. A courts committee says it lacks authority to modify a broadcasting ban in time for the historic criminal cases against the former president.” Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.

Posted at 5:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Charlie Adelson trial Day 1: State’s case consistent, defense floats puzzling conspiracy theory.” Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics has this report.

Posted at 5:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Texas, Local Laws to Prevent Travel for Abortions Gain Momentum; Lubbock County, home to more than 300,000 near the New Mexico border, has become the fourth and largest Texas county to bar travel assistance for abortions”: J. David Goodman of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 4:20 PM by Howard Bashman