How Appealing

Thursday, May 30, 2024

“Supreme Court Clears Way for N.R.A. to Pursue First Amendment Challenge; The unanimous opinion, by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, found that the gun rights group had plausibly claimed a First Amendment violation”: Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report.

Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court rules official likely violated NRA’s free speech rights; A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that government officials cannot use their substantial powers to try to quash points of view they do not like.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court gives National Rifle Assn. a 1st Amendment win in suit against New York officials.”

Jan Wolfe of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Sides With NRA in Free Speech Case; Justices revive lawsuit alleging New York regulator violated the First Amendment by pressuring companies to cut ties with NRA.”

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that “Supreme Court unanimously sides with NRA in First Amendment dispute with New York official.”

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Donald Trump Convicted in New York Hush-Money Case; Jury finds former president guilty of falsifying business records”: Corinne Ramey and James Fanelli of The Wall Street Journal have this report.

Posted at 5:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alito Benefits from Colleague’s 50-Year Friendship; Judge Edward Becker secures Arlen Specter’s support”: Ed Whelan has this post at his “Confirmation Tales” Substack site.

Posted at 4:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Could Make the President a King; The high court’s decision in the Trump immunity case appears to set the stage for future abuses of the pardon power”: Law professor Kimberly Wehle has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Alito Scandal Is Worse Than It Seems: The conservative justice knows he can get away with just about anything.” Ankush Khardori has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Posted at 3:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court gives New Yorkers second shot in escrow interest-payment fight; The high court will force the Second Circuit to reexamine if Bank of America needs to pay interest on New York homeowners’ escrow accounts”: Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service has this report.

Posted at 3:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Biden pledges to name progressives to the Supreme Court, suggesting he expects vacancies”: Kevin Liptak of CNN has this report.

Posted at 3:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice John Roberts declines to meet with Dems on ethics concerns amid Alito flag flap; Senate Democrats requested Roberts meet with them amid their concerns about controversial flags flown at Justice Samuel Alito’s properties”: Lawrence Hurley of NBC News has this report.

You can access the Chief Justice’s letter at this link.

Posted at 3:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court issued rulings in three argued cases.

1. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Cantero v. Bank of America, N.A., No. 22-529. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in National Rifle Association of America v. Vullo, No. 22-842. Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Ketanji Brown Jackson each issued a solo concurring opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Thornell v. Jones, No. 22-982. Justice Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Elena Kagan joined. And Justice Jackson issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman