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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

“Expect a Standard, Not a Rule, in the State Action Social Media Cases”: Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 9:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“If Trump Wins, His Allies Want Lawyers Who Will Bless a More Radical Agenda; Politically appointed lawyers sometimes frustrated Donald J. Trump’s ambitions; His allies are planning to install more aggressive legal gatekeepers if he regains the White House”: Jonathan Swan, Charlie Savage, and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times have this report, along with a related report headlined “Some of the Lawyers Who May Fill a Second Trump Administration; Donald Trump’s allies are hoping to install a different species of legal gatekeeper throughout the federal government; Here are some of the potential prospects.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dan Markel murder: State rests after 5 days; Charlie Adelson will testify Thursday.” Elena Barrera and Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat have this report.

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“When Is a Politician a Politician on Social Media? The Supreme Court is considering whether public officials can block critical citizens on social networks — a callback to a Trump-era legal battle.” Scott Nover has this Jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 7:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Transgender Minors and Families Ask Supreme Court to Block Tennessee’s Ban; Should the Supreme Court agree to hear the case on the state’s ban on transition care for minors, any ruling would reverberate across the legal challenges against other states that have passed similar bans”: Emily Cochrane of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 7:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Disqualification Challenges Face Tests in Two States; Courts in Colorado and Minnesota are considering claims that former president is disqualified from 2024 ballot because the Constitution bars insurrectionists from office”: Mariah Timms of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Wary of Trademark for ‘Trump Too Small’; In earlier cases, the justices struck down provisions of the trademark law on First Amendment grounds; But the one at issue here seemed likely to survive”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court skeptical of lawyer’s claim to phrase ‘Trump Too Small.’

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court sounds ready to rule a Californian can’t trademark T-shirts with Trump’s name.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a report headlined “Is ‘Trump Too Small’ Entitled to a Registered Trademark? Supreme Court set to weigh in on the messiness of modern political speech.”

John Fritze of USA Today has a report headlined “‘Trump too small.’ Supreme Court wary of trademarking a joke made at Trump’s expense.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court raises concerns over trademark for phrase ‘Trump too small.’

Posted at 5:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Charlie Adelson trial Day 5: Jury wired, state rests, divorce gets relitigated.” Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics has this report.

Posted at 5:30 PM by Howard Bashman