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Thursday, November 9, 2023

“Originalism Deserves the Blame for Bad Arguments in U.S. v. Rahimi; The public defenders representing Zackey Rahimi struggled to defend their client with the Supreme Court’s indefensible originalist standard”: Madiba K. Dennie has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 3:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Clerks, October Term 2012: Where Are They Now? Three are judges, two just put Sam Bankman-Fried behind bars, and one is a full-time parent.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges Debate What to Do When Precedent, Originalism Collide; Judges appear at Federalist Society event in Washington; Note resource issues in lower courts exploring original meaning”: Jacqueline Thomsen and Suzanne Monyak of Bloomberg Law have this report (subscription required for full access).

The Federalist Society has posted on YouTube the video of this panel from earlier today, titled “Welcome & Showcase Panel I: Roundtable: Originalism on the Ground.”

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Maine’s Catholic church, victims of child sex abuse take constitutionality question to state supreme court; Maine’s highest court will decide whether to keep a 2021 law, which allows people to file claims of childhood sexual abuse that were previously expired under a statute of limitations”: Emily Allen of The Portland Press Herald has this report.

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Democrats back down on Supreme Court ethics subpoenas after GOP threats”: Ariane de Vogue, Morgan Rimmer, Devan Cole, and Ted Barrett of CNN have this report.

And Lawrence Hurley and Frank Thorp V of NBC News report that “Democrats’ plan to issue subpoenas in Supreme Court ethics probe hits roadblock; The Democratic-led panel abruptly adjourned before a vote on subpoenas for Republican donor Harlan Crow and conservative legal activist Leonard Leo.”

Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman

Rahimi, Meenie, Miney, Mo; Will Garland v. Range be the way to go?” Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Prepare For Turbulence Ahead; Wrapping up the Clinton years”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“US Senate Democrats to vote on Supreme Court ethics probe subpoenas”: John Kruzel and Andrew Chung of Reuters have this report.

Emily Birnbaum of Bloomberg News reports that “Supreme Court Patrons Risk Subpoenas in Democrats’ Ethics Probe; Senators are going after benefactors of Justices Thomas, Alito; Unusual tactic comes after justices rebuff oversight efforts.”

And in related news coverage, Shawn Boburg of The Washington Post has a report headlined “A guide to the friends and patrons of Clarence and Ginni Thomas; These are the associates of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, who have given gifts, made payments or otherwise supported the couple based on recent reporting from various news outlets.”

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court created mayhem on guns. Here’s how it could fix the mess.” Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

And today’s new episode of “The Daily” podcast from The New York Times features Adam Liptak and is titled “The Supreme Court Tests Its Own Limits on Guns; Justices who have pushed against restrictions on gun ownership seemed sympathetic to limits for people under domestic violence restraining orders.”

Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court dismantled Roe. States are restoring it one by one. Support for abortion cuts across party lines, performing significantly better at the ballot box than Biden and other Democrats.” Alice Miranda Ollstein, Megan Messerly, and Jessica Piper of Politico have this report.

Posted at 10:36 AM by Howard Bashman