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Sunday, December 3, 2023

“As high court weighs Purdue bankruptcy, opioid settlement divides victims”: David Ovalle and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“I Clerked for Justice O’Connor. She Was My Hero, but I Worry About Her Legacy.” Law professor Oona A. Hathaway has this essay online at The New York Times.

Online at Politico Magazine, law professor Aziz Huq has an essay titled “What Sandra Day O’Connor Could Teach Today’s Supreme Court: Her embrace of the rule of law and empathetic jurisprudence are sorely missed.”

And also online at Politico Magazine, Peter S. Canellos has an essay titled “Sandra Day O’Connor Was a Politician Justice; Now the Court Is All Nerds; Her skills as majority leader of the Arizona Senate helped make her a justice who put public service ahead of ideology.”

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sandra Day O’Connor, born in El Paso, remains point of civic pride; O’Connor, the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, died Friday; She is more commonly known as an Arizonan, but she graduated high school in Texas and multiple schools here now bear her name”: Caroline Wilburn of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Aaron Martinez of The El Paso Times reports that “El Pasoans reflect on life, legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.”

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that “Justice Sandra Day O’Connor paved a path for women on the Supreme Court. Four are serving today.”

And Mark Walsh of Education Week has a report headlined “What Sandra Day O’Connor Did to Shape School Law and Civics Education.”

Posted at 1:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“At Core of Purdue Pharma Case: Who Can Get Immunity in Settlements? A broad ruling by the Supreme Court could mean the end of a strategy for resolving claims of mass injury in bankruptcy court in which organizations receive expansive legal protections.” Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report.

Jan Hoffman of The New York Times reports that “Fate of Billions for Opioid Victims From Sacklers Rests With Supreme Court; The court will decide whether Purdue’s owners can gain permanent immunity from future opioid lawsuits in exchange for payments up to $6 billion.”

And Alexander Gladstone has an article headlined “The Opioid Victims Who Won’t Sign Off on Purdue’s $6 Billion Settlement; The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday on a provision opposed by some families — legal protections for owners of the notorious opioid-pill company.”

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“One Supreme Court Case Could Mess Up Chunks of the Tax Code; Justices will debate the meaning of ‘income’ under the 16th Amendment”: Richard Rubin and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Some Republicans Were Willing to Compromise on Abortion Ban Exceptions. Activists Made Sure They Didn’t. ProPublica reviewed 12 of the nation’s strictest abortion bans. Few changed in 2023, as state lawmakers caved to pressure from anti-abortion groups opposing exceptions for rape, incest and health risks.” Kavitha Surana of ProPublica has this report.

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Plain historical falsehoods’: How amicus briefs bolstered Supreme Court conservatives; A POLITICO review indicates most conservative briefs in high-profile cases have links to a small cadre of activists aligned with Leonard Leo.” Heidi Przybyla of Politico has this report.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman