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Sunday, December 31, 2023

“Battle over California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines shows a nation divided”: Kevin Rector of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 9:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (12.30.23): Disqualified; A judge shows holiday kindness to counsel, a Biglaw firm goes Grinch on its associates, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Angry About Your Kid’s After-School Satan Club? Blame Clarence Thomas. The Satanic Temple is helping students form after-school clubs, and parents are furious — but they’re blaming the wrong people.” Professor Adam Laats has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice Roberts Sees Promise and Danger of A.I. in the Courts; In his year-end report, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. focused on the new technology while steering clear of Supreme Court ethics and Donald J. Trump’s criminal cases”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post reports that “Roberts sidesteps Supreme Court’s ethics controversies in yearly report.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Focuses Year-End Report on AI; John Roberts avoids referring to court’s ethical issues or the prospect of a 2024 docket packed with election cases.”

John Fritze of USA Today reports that “Chief Justice Roberts: Courts will be ‘significantly affected’ by artificial intelligence; Roberts’ annual report steered clear of the Supreme Court’s decision to adopt a code of conduct this year in response to a series of ethics revelations.”

And Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “John Roberts weighs in on AI, ignores looming Trump cases; In his year-end report, the chief justice stuck to an anodyne topic.”

You can access Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.’s “2023 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary” at this link.

Posted at 9:07 PM by Howard Bashman