How Appealing

Friday, November 3, 2023

“Why Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Election Matters: A judicial election with significance for 2024 voting and abortion.” This editorial will appear in Saturday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Rare Trump Gun Control Measure Faces a Supreme Court Test; The justices agreed to decide whether the Trump administration had acted lawfully in banning bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in sustained, rapid bursts”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report, along with an article headlined “Supreme Court to Hear N.R.A.’s Free Speech Case Against New York Official; The case is the second one this term asking the justices to decide when government activity crosses the line to become coercion forbidden by the First Amendment.”

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Indiana AG Todd Rokita to be reprimanded for comments on abortion doctor Caitlin Bernard”: Brittany Carloni of The Indianapolis Star has this report on yesterday’s 3-to-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of Indiana.

The two Justices who dissented explained that they “would reject the conditional agreement, believing the discipline to be too lenient based on the Respondent’s position as Attorney General and the scope and breadth of the admitted misconduct.”

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Judiciary Committee stalls amid partisan firestorm over Supreme Court subpoenas, court nominees; The upper chamber’s legal panel was unable to vote on any scheduled business as Republicans raged against a district court appointee and accused Democrats of playing politics with their Supreme Court ethics inquiry”: Benjamin S. Weiss of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge finds Eastman culpable for ethics breaches in 2020 bid to keep Trump in power; California authorities will now present ‘aggravation’ evidence in their effort to strip Eastman of his law license”: Kyle Cheney of Politico has this report.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Extortion layaway’ and the grilling of Charlie Adelson in Dan Markel murder-for-hire”: Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘My life depends on it’: Charlie Adelson testifies prosecutors ‘wrong’ about Markel murder.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 2:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court at War: A new book tells how famed justices played an important role in World War II.” Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.”

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman