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Thursday, December 7, 2023

“The gang submits an amicus brief: the mods of /r/law and /r/scotus filed an amicus in the Netchoice case.” orangejulius has this post at Reddit’s r/law forum. You can access the amicus brief at this link.

Posted at 9:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump appeals Jan. 6 immunity ruling, launching process that may delay trial; Both appeals court and Supreme Court would have to rule on appeals quickly for trial to begin before 2024 election, experts say”: The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court orders Galveston County to use controversial voting map”: B. Scott Mclendon of The Daily News of Galveston, Texas has this report.

And at his “Election Law Blog,” Rick Hasen has a post titled “5th Circuit, Sitting En Banc, and Over 6 Dissenting Votes, Stops Redistricting Remedy for Galveston, Texas for Voting Rights Act Violations; Argument Not Until May.”

You can access today’s en banc order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 9:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Thomas’s Unintentionally Ironic Concurrence in the Self-Appointed Tester Case”: Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.”

Posted at 8:26 PM by Howard Bashman

Griswold v. Anderson: The Section 3 Case Before The Colorado Supreme Court.” Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman have this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Judge Grants Woman’s Request for Abortion, in Rare Post-Roe Case; A state court judge said a woman whose fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition could legally obtain an abortion despite the state’s bans”: J. David Goodman of The New York Times has this report.

Pradnya Joshi of The Washington Post reports that “Texas judge allows abortion in Cox case as AG Paxton threatens legal action; The case is believed to be among the first to seek court approval since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.”

Jennifer Calfas of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Texas Judge Grants Pregnant Woman’s Request for Abortion; Kate Cox filed a lawsuit after learning that her fetus has a fatal chromosomal disorder.”

Bayliss Wagner of The Austin American-Statesman reports that “Texas judge allows emergency abortion in first case of its kind since before Roe v. Wade.”

Eleanor Dearman of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that “Dallas area woman whose life and future fertility are at risk can get abortion, judge rules.”

Eleanor Klibanoff and Neelam Bohra of The Texas Tribune report that “Judge says Texas woman may abort fetus with lethal abnormality; Kate Cox, 31, at 20 weeks pregnant, has learned her fetus has a lethal abnormality that is almost always fatal at birth.”

Daniella Silva of NBC News reports that “Pregnant Texas woman says she’s ‘hopeful’ after judge grants emergency request to get an abortion; A Dallas-area mother found out that her fetus has trisomy 18, a genetic condition that can cause stillbirth or death of a newborn; The court order allows her to end the pregnancy.”

And Kirk McDaniel of Courthouse News Service reports that “Texas judge permits woman to end nonviable pregnancy; AG warns of legal action; While the judge’s order grants the plaintiffs to receive an abortion, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned of possible legal action against the hospital where the procedure is set to take place.”

Posted at 8:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Plan to Outlaw Abortion Everywhere; Activists hope a Trump Justice Department would criminalize the procedure, with or without a federal ban”: Elaine Godfrey of The Atlantic has this report.

Posted at 1:31 PM by Howard Bashman

“Women Are Driving the Pressure For Supreme Court Reform; Polling data suggests that the justices underestimated how angry people get when their fundamental rights no longer exist”: Maryann Cousens has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 1:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Arizona Supreme Court could split evenly on a key abortion case. Here’s what that means.” Ray Stern of The Arizona Republic has this report.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Not just the Supreme Court: Ethics troubles plague state high courts, too; North Carolina’s Supreme Court chief justice heard cases despite a conflict of interest; Experts say judicial ethics at state high courts everywhere don’t receive the scrutiny they deserve”: Aaron Mendelson of The Center for Public Integrity has this report.

Posted at 1:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Preparing For Rehnquist’s Resignation; Following re-election, George W. Bush White House gets ready”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Recent Rulings, Verdicts Land Pa. Courts in Tie for No. 1 Judicial Hellhole; Attorneys in Pennsylvania were quick to criticize the report, with the Alfred Carlson, president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association saying ‘ATRF’s suggestion that Pennsylvania and Philadelphia are judicial hellholes is an affront to the citizens of the Commonwealth and their elected officials.’” The Legal Intelligencer has published this more Pennsylvania-centric version of Everett Catts’s article covering the 2023/2024 American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes Report.

Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“Friend of the Court, Friend of the Truth: An Exchange Between Politico and Robert P. George.” Robert P. George has this essay online at Public Discourse.

Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman