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Monday, December 11, 2023

“A Texas Case Shows That Abortion Ban Exemptions Are a Sham”: Columnist Michelle Goldberg has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Special Counsel Asks Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Is Immune From Prosecution; The special counsel, Jack Smith, urged the justices to move with exceptional speed, and they quickly agreed to fast-track the first phase of the case”: Adam Liptak and Alan Feuer of The New York Times have this report.

Devlin Barrett, Perry Stein, Robert Barnes, and Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post report that “Supreme Court will consider fast-tracking Trump appeal in D.C. trial; ‘The United States recognizes that this is an extraordinary request,’ special counsel Jack Smith wrote, calling it ‘an extraordinary case.’

Jess Bravin and C. Ryan Barber of The Wall Street Journal report that “Special Counsel Asks Supreme Court to Quickly Rule on Trump’s Immunity; Jack Smith petitions high court to head off appeals process so election-interference trial can start in March.”

John Fritze and Aysha Bagchi of USA Today report that “In ‘extraordinary’ move, prosecutors ask Supreme Court to decide if Trump may claim immunity.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has an article (incorrectly) headlined “Supreme Court agrees to decide Trump immunity claim against special counsel’s criminal charges.”

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Woman Who Sought Court-Approved Abortion; Hours before the ruling, a group representing the woman, whose fetus received a fatal diagnosis, said she was leaving Texas for an abortion”: J. David Goodman of The New York Times has this report.

Caroline Kitchener and Maegan Vazquez of The Washington Post report that “Texas Supreme Court rules against woman at center of abortion battle; Kate Cox had already decided to go out of state for procedure after learning that carrying the pregnancy to term could jeopardize her future fertility.”

Bayliss Wagner of The Austin American-Statesman reports that “Texas Supreme Court rules against first woman to seek court-approved abortion in 50 years.”

And Eleanor Klibanoff of The Texas Tribune reports that “Texas Supreme Court blocks order allowing abortion; woman who sought it leaves state; The Texas Supreme Court ruled that Kate Cox did not qualify for an abortion under the medical exception to the state’s near-total abortion ban; Just hours prior, Cox’s lawyers said she’d traveled out of state to have the procedure.”

You can access today’s per curiam opinion of the Supreme Court of Texas at this link.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump Prosecution Team Adds Supreme Court Expert Dreeben”: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson and Lydia Wheeler of Bloomberg Law have this report (subscription required for full access).

Posted at 3:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pregnant Texas woman at the center of a legal battle leaves the state to obtain an abortion, attorneys say”: Ashley Killough and Ed Lavandera of CNN have this report.

Posted at 2:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Law Banning Conversion Therapy; Washington State, like more than 20 other states, bars licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors in their care”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to ‘conversion therapy’ ban.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court turns away case threatening California ban on gay ‘conversion therapy.’

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “Supreme Court lets stand Washington state ‘conversion therapy’ ban for LGBTQ+ minors.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court won’t review Washington state ban on conversion therapy of minors.”

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Special counsel goes directly to Supreme Court to resolve whether Trump has immunity from prosecution”: Hannah Rabinowitz of CNN has this report.

You can access the petition for writ of certiorari before judgment at this link.

Posted at 1:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Turns Away LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Case”: Emily Birnbaum of Bloomberg Law has this report (subscription required for full access).

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

In the December 18, 2023 issue of The New Yorker: Sarah Stillman has A Reporter at Large article headlined “Sentenced to Life for an Accident Miles Away; A draconian legal doctrine called felony murder has put thousands of Americans — disproportionately young and Black — in prison.”

And Amy Davidson Sorkin has a Books essay titled “The Troubled History of the Espionage Act; The law, passed in a frenzy after the First World War, is a disaster; Why is it still on the books?

Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“57. Another Bad Day for the Purcell “Principle”; A new decision by the full Fifth Circuit helps to illustrate some of the many problems with how the Supreme Court says lower courts are supposed to handle emergency applications in election cases.” Steve Vladeck has this post at his “One First” Substack site.

Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman