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Saturday, April 6, 2024

“Biden’s Judges Have Made the Judiciary More Diverse. How Are They Shaping the Law? While it’s likely too early to see major swings in the law, the president’s appointees’ individual opinions on criminal law and qualified immunity show the impact the judges’ diverse professional backgrounds have on their jurisprudence.” Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democratic senator suggests Sonia Sotomayor weigh ‘competing factors’ in decision to retire: ‘Learn a lesson’; Blumenthal told NBC News that ‘graveyards are full of indispensable people, ourselves in this body included.’” Hanna Panreck of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“No, Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court Is Not Our Friend; The former justice is calling on Americans to emulate the civility of Supreme Court justices, never mind the extreme harm some of those justices are doing”: Elie Mystal has this essay online at The Nation.

Posted at 8:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“US court rejects transfer of credit card fees rule case amid focus on ‘judge shopping’”: Nate Raymond of Reuters has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a Texas judge wrongly transferred to another court in Washington, D.C., an industry-backed lawsuit challenging an agency rule on credit card late fees, highlighting the debate over ‘judge shopping’ in the U.S.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 8:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“After years on the run, GirlsDoPorn boss faces ‘beginning of the end’ in San Diego”: Sonja Sharp of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Opposition to Muslim Judicial Nominee Leaves Biden With a Tough Choice; Adeel Mangi would be the first Muslim American to be a federal appeals court judge, but has faced vitriolic attacks from the G.O.P.; The president could run out of time to fill the seat”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this report.

And in commentary, online at The New York Times, columnist Lydia Polgreen has an essay titled “Three Democratic Senators Are Stuck Indulging an Outdated Fantasy.”

Posted at 8:14 PM by Howard Bashman