How Appealing

Thursday, January 4, 2024

“Dan Markel murder: Charlie Adelson files appeal of conviction, life sentence.” Jeff Burlew of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 10:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Solution to the Trump Ballot Conundrum: An 1869 case points the way for the U.S. Supreme Court.” Law professor Jed Rubenfeld will have this op-ed in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trial Lawyers Are Wrecking the Bankruptcy System; Defendants and plaintiffs alike suffer from the abuse; The only beneficiaries are the plaintiffs’ attorneys”: David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lawrence A. Friedman will have this op-ed in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Colorado Supreme Court building remains indefinitely closed after armed man’s alleged break-in, rampage; It may be weeks before employees can return to work in the Ralph Carr Judicial Buiding’s office tower, according to the Colorado Judicial Department”: Jesse Paul of The Colorado Sun has this report.

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arlen Specter Stumbles into Dream Role as Judiciary Committee Chairman; And vows no litmus test on Roe v. Wade”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 4:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Elena Kagan For President of Harvard University; Kagan, the former Harvard Law School dean who now works in government, was once a finalist for the university president role; Is this her time to come home?” Jay Willis has this post at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“In the Supreme Court’s hands: How will the justices rule on Trump’s ballot appeal? The stakes for this year’s election are enormous; So, too, are the potential pitfalls for the nation’s highest court.” John Fritze of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Israel Supreme Court Delivers Setback to Campaign to Remove Checks on Netanyahu; The country’s Supreme Court ruled to postpone the adoption of a new law making it harder to designate a sitting prime minister unfit for office, a direct blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”: Talya Minsberg of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 1:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Texas, where women are less important than a fetus”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“No Top U.S. Government Official Earns Majority Job Approval; Justice Roberts tops U.S. officials in job approval ranking, at 48%; House Leader Jeffries and Secretary of State Blinken score nearly as high; Roberts’ and Fed Chair Powell’s ratings down the most since 2021”: Lydia Saad of Gallup has this report.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“NC chief justice quietly ousts top Republican appeals judge from leadership”: Kyle Ingram has this front page article in today’s edition of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Posted at 9:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s treatment of Trump could play decisive role in 2024; As Trump’s many legal problems barrel toward 1 First Street, the presidential race hangs in the balance”: Kyle Cheney of Politico has this report.

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Fifth Circuit just made it even more dangerous to be pregnant in a red state; The Trumpiest court in America just tried to neutralize a federal law requiring most hospitals to provide medically necessary abortions”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

And at his “One First” Substack site, Steve Vladeck has a post titled “EMTALA, Abortion, and the Court; The justices will soon have to resolve if (and when) federal law allows emergency room doctors to perform otherwise unlawful abortions — with implications that could go well beyond reproductive rights.”

Posted at 9:45 AM by Howard Bashman