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Sunday, December 10, 2023

“How Would This Supreme Court Rule on Book Banning? A lawsuit filed in federal court in Iowa is one of a number of cases that may eventually come before the Court. The key precedent is an instructive decision from 1982.” Fabio Bertoni recently had this Daily Comment online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 9:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court justices discuss whether to hear abortion pill showdown; In a high-stakes legal battle, the Biden administration is defending federal approval of the abortion pill mifepristone, including a recent move to make it available by mail”: Lawrence Hurley of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Billionaires Had a Bad Week at the Supreme Court; Are oligarchs getting the return they deserve on their SCOTUS investments?” You can access the new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link.

Posted at 9:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservatives are suing law firms over diversity efforts. It’s working. As they fend off lawsuits targeting their own programs, law firms are creating task forces to guide clients through the challenges of DEI.” Julian Mark and Taylor Telford of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:43 PM by Howard Bashman

“He passed the bar this year at 17. Now he’ll be prosecuting your case. Peter Park became the youngest person in California history to pass the bar exam, according to the county district attorney’s office where he now works.” Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (12.09.23): Read The Room; WilmerHale’s ill-fated prep of Penn prez Liz Magill, the Term’s first SCOTUS opinion, a real Hunter Biden indictment, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wisconsin’s Very Own Roe v. Wade? A judge finds an 1849 abortion law doesn’t ban abortion after all.” The Wall Street Journal has published this editorial.

Posted at 9:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Speech police? Supreme Court asked to enter fray on confronting bias on campus. Conservatives say the effort to confront bias on university campuses is ‘chilling the speech of millions of college students nationwide.’” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 12:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“The A.C.L.U. Has a New Client: The National Rifle Association; The civil liberties group says it opposes the N.R.A. and its mission but has agreed to represent it in the Supreme Court in a free-speech case”: Adam Liptak has this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 12:11 PM by Howard Bashman