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Sunday, October 29, 2023

“Can Police Simply Take Your Car? Due-process principles require the Supreme Court to impose limits on the practice of civil forfeiture.” Rob Johnson and Wesley Hottot will have this op-ed in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the US supreme court and an Idaho couple upended wetlands protection; Experts fear half of the 290m wetland acres have lost federal protection and could be at risk from developers”: Oliver Milman of The Guardian has this report.

Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge James Ho warns college campuses have become a danger to American ideals”: Breccan F. Thies of Washington Examiner has this report.

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“Supreme Court wades into social media wars over free speech; Three major issues on the role of social media in society are before the justices, with oral arguments in the first two cases taking place this week”: Lawrence Hurley of NBC News has this report.

And in commentary, Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain an editorial titled “The Supreme Court Gets a Social-Media Test; The Justices will consider whether public officials can block citizens from their personal accounts.”

Posted at 9:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Louisiana Mother of Autistic Child Hit by Teacher Files Supreme Court Petition; School officials in three states are effectively immune from lawsuits over excessive corporal punishment; A Louisiana mother is asking the Supreme Court to step in”: C.J. Ciaramella has this post online at Reason.

You can view the cert. petition at this link.

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘It’s 2023, for heaven’s sake’: 7th Circuit orders district court to consider reasonableness of wheelchair-accessible ramp at Shelbyville Post Office.” Alexa Shrake of The Indiana Lawyer has this post.

And Bernie Pazanowski of Bloomberg Law reports that “Accommodations for Postal Customer in Wheelchair Were Inadequate; Postal Service wouldn’t install ramp at customer’s post office; Customer told to use online services, other locations” (subscription required for full access).

You can access last Tuesday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (10.28.23): Abandon All Hope; A guide to the new Justice Thomas controversy, ‘Hail Mary’ tactics from SBF and Charlie Adelson, Stroock’s last stand, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Faced with abortion bans, doctors beg hospitals for help with key decisions; Vague state laws, and a lack of guidance on how to interpret them, have led to some patients being denied care until they are critically ill”: Caroline Kitchener and Dan Diamond of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Criminal Appeals from the Federal Public Defender’s Perspective | Matthew Wright”: This episode of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast appeared online on February 3, 2022.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, attorney Wright will be joining the ranks of those making their first U.S. Supreme Court oral argument this Term when he argues on behalf of the respondent in United States v. Zackey Rahimi, No. 22-915.

Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman