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Thursday, December 21, 2023

“Sandbagging the Supreme Court; The left’s legal assault on Trump is a threat to the institution — and that’s by design”: Columnist Kimberley A. Strassel will have this op-ed in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 11:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is the Supreme Court seriously going to disqualify Trump? (Redux); The chances are still low, but improving.” Adam Unikowsky has this post at his “Adam’s Legal Newsletter” Substack site.

Posted at 10:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“New Trump Cases Shadowed by Rocky Relationship With Supreme Court; Though he appointed three justices, his administration had the worst track record before the justices since at least the 1930s”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts, Donald Trump and the ghosts of Bush v. Gore; The Supreme Court may become the decisive player in the 2024 election”: John F. Harris and Josh Gerstein of Politico have this report.

Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein of Politico have a report headlined “What Jack Smith won’t say; The special counsel is emphasizing the public interest in a speedy Trump trial; He hasn’t spelled out the true reason the timing is so crucial.”

Erica Orden of Politico reports that “Trump signals plan to take another immunity issue to Supreme Court; He’s trying to avoid an upcoming trial in a defamation lawsuit from E. Jean Carroll.”

And online at Politico Magazine, Ian Ward has an interview titled “‘The Opposite of Politics’: A Conservative Legal Scholar Says Kicking Trump Off the Ballot Is ‘Unassailable’; J. Michael Luttig explains why he thinks the 14th Amendment should prevent Trump from running for president again.”

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawsuit Over Naked Baby on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Is Revived; The suit about the 1991 album had been dismissed because of the statute of limitations; But an appeals court ruled that it could proceed, noting that the album had been reissued in 2021”: Matt Stevens of The New York Times has this report.

Blake Brittain of Reuters reports that “Court revives Nirvana child pornography lawsuit over ‘Nevermind’ cover.”

Kyle Jahner of Bloomberg Law reports that “Child-Porn Claim From Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Image Revived by Court.”

Edvard Pettersson of Courthouse News Service reports that “‘Nirvana baby’ child porn suit revived by Ninth Circuit; The appellate panel didn’t address whether the iconic image on the cover of the 1991 grunge classic amounted to child pornography.”

Bill Donahue of Billboard reports that “Nirvana Must Face Child Porn Lawsuit Over Naked Baby On ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover, Appeals Court Rules; A lower court had ruled that Spencer Elden waited too long to sue the band, but now a federal appeals court says the case is fair game.”

And Nancy Dillon of Rolling Stone reports that “Nirvana Once Again Facing Child Porn Lawsuit Over ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover; ‘This procedural setback does not change our view. We will defend this meritless case with vigor and expect to prevail,’ Nirvana’s lawyer says in response to federal appeals court ruling reviving the case.”

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

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Whether in 2000 or 2024, There’s No Upside for Supreme Court in Deciding Elections; Specter of court’s divisive Bush v. Gore decision hangs over many cases justices might face next year, starting with Trump’s disqualification from Colorado ballot”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 9:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trump legal clashes reach US Supreme Court as 2024 election nears”: John Kruzel and Andrew Chung of Reuters have this report.

Posted at 2:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Legal Merits of the Colorado Supreme Court Decision Don’t Matter”: Eric Levitz has this post at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 2:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ginni Thomas Is a Victim of Donald Trump’s Alleged Crimes; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas must recuse himself from the Trump cases”: Ankush Khardori has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 2:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas Becomes an Abortion Dystopia; The conservative movement will pay any price to extend restrictions”: Adam Serwer has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 2:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Supreme Court shaped by Trump will weigh his political fate; Trump appointees to decide if he stays on the ballot and out of jail”: Alex Swoyer and Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times have this report.

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Assembly Republicans eye abortion referendum for April ballot; Evers threatens veto”: Molly Beck and Jessie Opoien of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman