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Sunday, November 5, 2023

“Will Abortion Dominate the 2024 Elections? Tuesday Will Offer Clues. Elections in Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia will give an early preview of how abortion will shape the political landscape in 2024, and the effectiveness of both parties’ approaches.” Lisa Lerer and Shane Goldmacher of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Birth Control Access, Parental Rights Collide in Fifth Circuit; Step toward ending birth control access, health group says; Conservatives cite parents’ rights to direct child upbringing”: Mary Anne Pazanowski of Bloomberg Law has this report on a case scheduled for oral argument tomorrow before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Right To Bear Arms and Terrorize Your Partner: Gun safety advocate Shannon Watts on why the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment absolutism is particularly deadly for women.” You can access the new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link.

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. focuses on domestic abuser in effort to keep some gun restrictions; Latest Supreme Court gun case asks whether 2022 Bruen decision means violent domestic abusers can have weapons”: Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Brief History of Supreme Court Justices Throwing Out Ceremonial First Pitches at Baseball Games”: Jay Willis has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 9:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump and allies plot revenge, Justice Department control in a second term; Advisers have also discussed deploying the military to quell potential unrest on Inauguration Day; Critics have called the ideas under consideration dangerous and unconstitutional”: Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey, and Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Scandal That Never Happened; Years ago, the all-white judges of a Louisiana appellate court decided, in secret, to systematically ignore petitions filed by prisoners, most of them Black, who claimed they had been unjustly convicted; This is the story of a horrendous injustice and the three people who tried to expose it”: Anat Rubin has this report online at ProPublica.

Posted at 9:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Considers Gun Rights and Domestic Abusers; The Justices return to the Second Amendment with a case that could bring more clarity to its Bruen precedent”: This editorial will appear in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Latest on Charlie Adelson trial: Defense weaves a tangled web trying to navigate past a pile of evidence; Jurors hear a defense story that is so beyond absurd there’s really no word that captures its irrationality.” Karen Cyphers has this post at Florida Politics.

Posted at 8:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (11.04.23): Israel, Hamas, And The Limits Of Free Speech; Biglaw condemns law-school antisemitism, a judge criticizes a pro-Hamas professor, Stroock votes to dissolve, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 8:45 AM by Howard Bashman