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Monday, October 30, 2023

“US Supreme Court signals it will side with Alabama after police seized women’s cars”: Howard Koplowitz of Alabama Media Group has this report.

And in commentary, online at Slate, Jay Willis has a Jurisprudence essay titled “SCOTUS Considers How Easy It Should Be for Police to Steal People’s Property; This case could have life-changing consequences for people caught up in the legal system who haven’t actually been convicted, or even accused, of a crime.”

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kansas judge blocks new abortion pill reversal law and old clinic regulations statutes”: Jason Alatidd of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report.

And Rachel Mipro of Kansas Reflector has a report headlined “‘Disproven and unsupportable’: Kansas judge blocks junk science abortion restrictions; The ruling called the long-standing ‘Women’s Right to Know Act’ an attempt to discourage abortion seekers.”

You can access today’s ruling at this link.

Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pa. Jury Awards Nearly $1B in Defective Seatbelt Case; ‘This will continue and you have the power to make it stop,’ Wesley Ball, of Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball, told the jury”: Max Mitchell of The Legal Intelligencer has this report.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pa. Supreme Court race between Carolyn Carluccio and Dan McCaffery has turned into a multi-million dollar showdown; Campaign finance reports released last week show Republican Carolyn Carluccio and Democrat Dan McCaffery have spent millions on ad buys to fill Pennsylvanians’ mailboxes and airwaves”: Gillian McGoldrick of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats plan to subpoena wealthy benefactors of Supreme Court justices”: Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report.

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “Senate Democrats vow to subpoena key Thomas and Alito allies over Supreme Court ethics lapses.”

And Steven T. Dennis of Bloomberg News reports that “Senate Democrats Move to Subpoena Harlan Crow in Supreme Court Probe; Billionaire’s gifts to Justice Clarence Thomas ignited outcry; Senators also seek a subpoena for conservative activist Leo.”

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Cars Seized by Police Get Supreme Court Scrutiny in Civil Forfeiture Case; Several justices seemed wary of allowing law enforcement officials to take vehicles used to commit crimes when their owners were not at fault”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 4:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“CT Supreme Court could decide if blogger can hide IDs of commenters who allegedly defamed cop”: Jordan Nathaniel Fenster of CT Insider has this report.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Colorado case seeking to disqualify Donald Trump from ballot goes to trial, putting insurrection arguments to test; Denver court on Monday will begin hearing major challenge based on Trump’s role on Jan. 6, 2021”: Nick Coltrain of The Denver Post has this report.

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Dubious Conversion Therapy Case Being Pushed on the Supreme Court; The anti-LGBTQ movement hopes the high court might agree to overturn bans on the discredited practice on First Amendment grounds”: Catherine Caruso has this post online at The New Republic.

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Can a city official ‘cancel’ a constituent? How a fight over an emoji wound up at the Supreme Court. Former President Donald Trump raised a similar question for the high court three years ago after he blocked followers who criticized him on the platform then known as Twitter.” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block trademark ‘Trump too small’”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.

Posted at 12:53 PM by Howard Bashman