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Friday, December 8, 2023

“Supreme Court takes up furlough fight from 2013 government shutdown; The justices will decide if missing a deadline can kill a federal employee’s furlough appeal”: Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Second Circuit upholds bulk of New York concealed-carry law; The Second Circuit upheld provisions in the state’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act requiring applicants to prove they are of good moral character as well as a ban on firearms in ‘sensitive places’ including treatment centers and parks”: Nika Schoonover of Courthouse News Service has this report on a 261-page ruling issued today that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit jointly authored.

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “US appeals court allows many New York restrictions on carrying guns.”

And Erik Uebelacker of Courthouse News Service has a report headlined “Second Circuit shoots down gun dealers’ challenge to New York firearms law; It was the second win of the day for New York’s gun laws in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals” about a ruling that the Second Circuit issued today.

Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas AG Ken Paxton files petition aiming to block Kate Cox abortion authorization”: Bayliss Wagner of The Austin American-Statesman has this report.

Eleanor Dearman of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that “Texas AG Paxton warns hospitals not to perform abortion approved by ‘activist’ judge.”

J. David Goodman of The New York Times reports that “Texas Attorney General Tries to Block a Court-Approved Abortion; Ken Paxton is asking the State Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s decision to allow an abortion for a woman whose fetus has a fatal condition.”

Eleanor Klibanoff of The Texas Tribune reports that “Ken Paxton asks Texas Supreme Court to stop Dallas woman from getting an abortion; The state attorney general’s petition comes after a Travis County district judge cleared the way for Kate Cox, 31, to terminate her pregnancy.”

In commentary, online at The Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus has an essay titled “In Texas, Ken Paxton takes abortion law into his own hands.”

And online at Slate, law professor Mary Ziegler has a Jurisprudence essay titled “Texas Is Still Targeting Kate Cox After Her Historic Abortion Win.”

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“One Law Firm Prepared Both Penn and Harvard for Hearing on Antisemitism; The presidents of Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and M.I.T. came under fire after dodging questions about their policies”: Lauren Hirsch of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pro-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro cooperating in multiple state probes into 2020 fake electors plot”: Zachary Cohen and Marshall Cohen of CNN have this report.

Update: In other coverage, Danny Hakim of The New York Times has an article headlined “As More ‘Fake Electors’ Face Charges, a Key Witness Emerges; Kenneth Chesebro, an architect of the plan to deploy people claiming to be Trump electors in states won by President Biden, is cooperating with inquiries in Michigan, Arizona and Nevada.”

Posted at 4:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“What Would Sandra Day O’Connor Have Thought About Affirmative Action for Men? For decades, college-admissions offices have quietly imposed higher standards on female applicants.” Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this Daily Comment online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 3:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court Upholds, but Narrows, Gag Order on Trump in Election Case; A three-judge panel largely left in place an order limiting what the former president can say about his upcoming federal trial but allowed him more leeway to criticize Jack Smith, the special counsel”: Alan Feuer of The New York Times has this report.

Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post reports that “Trump gag order reinstated but narrowed in Jan. 6 case; The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said Trump cannot comment on the testimony of likely witnesses, but he can single out Special Counsel Jack Smith.”

Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker of The Associated Press report that “Appeals court upholds gag order on Trump in Washington case but narrows restrictions on his speech.”

And Katelyn Polantz, Holmes Lybrand, and Paula Reid of CNN report that “Appeals court maintains most of Trump gag order in federal election subversion case.”

You can access today’s redacted ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Posted at 2:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump on Trial: The Looming Legal and Political Collision; The former president’s trial in one of his four criminal cases is scheduled for early March, putting his legal drama and the race for the White House on an unprecedented trajectory.” Alan Feuer, Maggie Haberman, and Jonathan Swan of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jefferson Davis: President of the United States? Five Responses to the Jefferson Davis Horrible.” Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman have this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 1:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Healey taps state solicitor, former appointee to fill first open seat on Supreme Judicial Court”: Matt Stout of The Boston Globe has this report.

And Alvin Buyinza of The Republican of Springfield, Massachusetts reports that “Gov. Maura Healey nominates Mass. Solicitor Elizabeth Dewar to fill SJC seat.”

Today, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey issued a news release titled “Governor Healey Nominates State Solicitor Elizabeth N. Dewar to Supreme Judicial Court.”

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Seventh Amendment, Private Rights, and Administrative Penalties; a few comments on the oral arguments in SEC v. Jarkesy”: Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman