How Appealing

Monday, May 6, 2024

“Barrow wages legal battle to campaign for court post on pledge to ‘protect’ abortion; Facing possible sanctions for pledging to ‘protect’ abortion rights, former U.S. Rep. John Barrow is challenging the state’s Judicial Code of Conduct as he seeks a seat on Georgia’s top court”: Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report.

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“The New York Times and The Washington Post Win 3 Pulitzers Each; The prize for public service went to ProPublica for coverage of the Supreme Court; The Pulitzer board also issued a special citation for journalists covering the Middle East”: Michael M. Grynbaum of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 4:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“A death-row prisoner won a new trial. Now, the Louisiana Supreme Court may change its mind.” John Simerman of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court: The most powerful, least busy people in Washington; The justices are quietly quitting their day jobs as judges, even as they become more and more political.” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s Republican bias hangs over the Trump immunity case; The conservative justices must navigate a crisis moment of their own making”: Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Blockbuster cases abound as Supreme Court enters opinion season; The justices have a lot of news to make before running off to summer recess”: Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 1:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Former Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer: ‘Are you kidding? You’ll get more cases than ever!’; The American lawyer on the problem of overturning of Roe vs Wade, the ‘psychological difficulty’ of retirement — and what ‘Macbeth’ tells us about Washington.” Stefania Palma of Financial Times has this “Lunch with the FT” report.

Posted at 1:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Asked and Answered: A Listener Mailbag Episode!” You can access today’s new episode of the “Strict Scrutiny” podcast via this link.

Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Six months out: The dangers to — and from — the courts in a second Trump administration; If Trump does win, even the best-case scenarios are very bad — for Democrats and the left, certainly, but also for democracy.” Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

Posted at 12:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“UC Berkeley opens civil rights investigation into backyard confrontation between a law professor and a student; Malak Afaneh attempted to deliver a pro-Palestinian speech at an invitation-only dinner when professor Catherine Fisk tried to grab her microphone”: Alicia Victoria Lozano of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Originalism Ate the Law: The Trick; Part one of a series examining the theory of constitutional interpretation that has eaten the law and gobbled up a bunch of your rights with it.” You can access the new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link.

Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (05.05.24): Not Above The Law; A bad day for a DA, Columbia sued over antisemitism, the debut of A&O Shearman, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 11:53 AM by Howard Bashman