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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

“Appeals court to Trump: No presidential immunity in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit; Donald Trump won’t be able to claim presidential immunity as he fights a defamation case tied to his denial of sexual assault allegations while he was in office, an appeals court ruled.” Aysha Bagchi of USA Today has this report.

Erica Orden of Politico reports that “Another court rejects Trump’s bid to assert ‘presidential immunity’ from his many legal troubles; Trump waited too long to invoke the immunity defense in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation law, a federal appeals court ruled.”

And Nika Schoonover of Courthouse News Service reports that “Second Circuit strikes down Trump’s request for presidential immunity; ‘We hold that presidential immunity is waivable and that defendant waived this defense,’ Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Jose A. Cabranes, a Bill Clinton appointee, wrote in the Second Circuit opinion.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans grill 4th Circuit nominee on Justice Kavanaugh, ‘right to work’”: Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post has this report.

Joey Fox of New Jersey Globe reports that “Mangi comes before Judiciary committee for federal appellate judgeship; Potential first Muslim appellate judge faces intense GOP questioning over 9/11, Hamas.”

And Benjamin S. Weiss of Courthouse News Service reports that “Bipartisanship still on the table as Senate considers more judicial nominees; Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have yet to make good on their promise to torpedo the panel’s order of business in retaliation for Democrats’ Supreme Court ethics probe.”

You can view the video of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for judicial nominees via this link.

Posted at 8:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Supreme Court Abortion Case is About Power, Not Law; Only power and control — not law or logic — can explain the case’s result”: Madiba K. Dennie has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices to Decide Scope of Obstruction Charge Central to Trump’s Jan. 6 Case; A ruling by the Supreme Court could affect the cases of hundreds of people charged in connection with the Capitol attack — and potentially the prosecution of Donald J. Trump”: Alan Feuer and Adam Liptak of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 1:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Abortion Pill Access; The justices announced that they would hear a case challenging a federal agency’s approval of the commonly used pill”: Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an Order List granting review in six cases.

Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“ProPublica Plots Another Clarence Thomas Hit Piece Based On Recycled, Settled Claims”: Mark Paoletta has this post online at The Federalist.

Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Woman suing over Kentucky abortion ban learns embryo no longer viable”: Leo Bertucci of The Louisville Courier Journal has this report.

Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Judiciary Has Policed Itself for Decades. It Doesn’t Work. The secretive Judicial Conference is tasked with self-governance. The group, led by the Supreme Court’s chief justice, has spent decades preserving perks, defending judges and thwarting outside oversight.” Brett Murphy and Kirsten Berg of ProPublica have this report.

Posted at 9:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“Nicole Berner — Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit”: Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, “The Vetting Room.”

Posted at 9:06 AM by Howard Bashman