How Appealing

Sunday, June 9, 2024

“The underlying suit, filed in the District of Massachusetts, concerns the ‘hate speech’ provision of a public middle school dress code, which the defendants applied to prohibit a twelve-year-old student first from wearing a t-shirt that read ‘There Are Only Two Genders’ and then from wearing that same t-shirt with the words ‘Only Two’ covered by a piece of tape on which was written ‘CENSORED.’” So explains an opinion that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today — on a Sunday.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Isolated and inexperienced: A portrait of the judge overseeing Trump’s documents case from veterans of her courtroom.” Tierney Sneed and Hannah Rabinowitz of CNN have this report.

Posted at 9:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Notice (06.09.24): After Affirmative Action; Important opinions from Judge Kevin Newsom, the start of the Hunter Biden trial, a plaintiffs’ firm’s big payday, and the latest group hire by Paul Hastings.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

Posted at 9:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hubris, Revenge and a Breakup Brought Down Big Tech’s Proudest Ally; Joshua Wright enjoyed a career as the cleverest mind in antitrust law — until his past caught up with him”: Brody Mullins of The Wall Street Journal has this article, part three in a three-part series.

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s Strains Intensify as Term’s End Approaches; Ideological differences, ethical questions test justices wrestling with decisions on Trump, abortion and guns”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 8:45 PM by Howard Bashman