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Monday, November 6, 2023

“For Markels, Charlie Adelson guilty verdict a ‘relief’ after ‘long and terrible ordeal’; ‘Stay tuned’: After verdict is announced, prosecutor Georgia Cappleman acknowledges that the Dan Markel murder remains under ongoing investigation.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden admin urges court to allow confidential contraceptive access for teens; Arguments focus on whether Texas father had standing to challenge federal rule; Government seeks to overturn ruling by conservative Texas judge”: Brendan Pierson of Reuters has a report that begins, “The Biden administration on Monday urged a federal appeals court to allow minors in Texas to access birth control through clinics funded by a federal program without having their parents notified.”

The Fifth Circuit‘s website says you can access the audio of today’s oral argument via this link (which wasn’t functioning at time this was posted).

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“How to Handle Domestic Violence and Gun Rights: It’s unjust to deny constitutional rights without a trial.” Kerry Slone will have this op-ed in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Abortion-Rights Movement Is on a Winning Streak. Will Ohio Stop It? Tuesday’s elections will test whether Democrats can keep benefiting from the issue in 2024.” Julie Bykowicz and Laura Kusisto of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Charlie Adelson trial: Jury returns guilty verdict in 2014 murder-for-hire killing of Dan Markel.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 5:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Red states sue feds to block abortion pill mail order sales; After a Supreme Court ruling stayed an injunction of the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, a coalition of Republican attorneys general hope to demonstrate actual injuries”: Gabriel Tynes of Courthouse News Service has this report.

The plaintiffs in the case are the States of Missouri, Kansas, and Idaho, so of course they opted to initiate suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, where U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk is based.

Posted at 4:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Government immunity from false credit reporting hits thin ice at Supreme Court; The high court will decide if the government should face lawsuits when it fails to correct false credit reports”: Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 4:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court mulls reviving Sarah Palin’s suit against New York Times — again; A lawyer for Palin used an oral argument Monday to attack a longstanding First Amendment case that provides robust protection to media outlets”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.

You can access the audio of today’s oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit via this link.

Posted at 4:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative Judges Don’t Care About the Rights of People They Don’t Identify With; Courts have long tolerated limits on constitutional rights in the name of public safety; But the Second Amendment gets special treatment”: Nick Carlson has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Piecing together the Charlie Adelson ‘puzzle’: Case heads to jury after closing arguments.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 2:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas’s R.V. Loan and Supreme Court Scrutiny: The Court’s system of self-policing is in question as revelations about Thomas’s gifts lead the Senate to escalate its investigation into Supreme Court ethics.” The New Yorker recently posted online this episode of its “The Political Scene Podcast” featuring Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos.

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pennsylvania’s election will be headlined by races for statewide courts, including a high court seat”: Marc Levy of The Associated Press has this report.

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s Devotion to Gun Rights Faces a Challenging Test; The justices will hear arguments on Tuesday on whether the government can disarm people subject to restraining orders for domestic abuse”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times reports that “Texas Man at Center of Supreme Court Case Says He No Longer Wants Guns; Zackey Rahimi has vowed ‘to stay away from all firearms and weapons’ in a case that could expand gun rights protections, but advocates say he is not an ideal poster boy for the Second Amendment.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Texas Man With History of Wantonly Firing AR-15 Could Gut Gun Laws Nationwide; Supreme Court to consider whether Second Amendment trumps law prohibiting gun ownership by those under domestic-violence orders.”

John Fritze of USA Today has an article headlined “A blockbuster gun rights case lands at the Supreme Court. Here are three justices to watch. The controversial case tests the limits of a blockbuster Second Amendment decision that requires gun prohibitions to be grounded in the nation’s history.”

Mark Sherman and Lindsay Whitehurst of The Associated Press have a report headlined “Why one survivor of domestic violence wants the Supreme Court to uphold a gun control law.”

Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that “Guns rights and domestic violence protections collide at US Supreme Court.”

And Michael Macagnone of Roll Call reports that “Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that could limit Congress on gun control; Justices take on the first gun control challenge since their landmark Second Amendment ruling last year.”

Posted at 1:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arrests Motivated by Politics Face a Supreme Court Test; A 72-year-old city councilwoman in Texas, accused of misplacing a document, says she was the victim of retaliation for exercising her First Amendment rights”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Dan Markel murder: Charlie Adelson trial – Day 8 – Closing Arguments.” The Tallahassee Democrat is live-streaming today’s trial proceedings on YouTube via this link.

Posted at 9:30 AM by Howard Bashman