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Monday, July 8, 2024

“Proliferating Recusal Demands Threaten the Judiciary; Activist groups are trying to force judges off cases by claiming dubious conflicts of interest”: Theodore B. Olson will have this op-ed in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court folds; Faced with the most potent threat to democracy in more than a century, our most revered institution didn’t just fail to hold, it aligned itself with the threat”: Radley Balko has this essay online at his Substack site, “The Watch.”

Posted at 9:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s Impossible to Overstate the Damage Done by the Supreme Court in This Term; The effects of the high court’s rulings will be enduring and almost impossible to overturn without a serious reckoning by Democratic lawmakers”: Elie Mystal has this essay online at The Nation.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s Power Grab; Conservative justices have abandoned modesty, humility, and fealty to precedent, instead voting as a bloc to conform the law to their preferences”: David Cole has this essay online at The New York Review of Books.

Posted at 8:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Incompetents: The justices are awful at their jobs, and they don’t know that they are awful at their jobs.” Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 8:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Win for Trump, surprise on abortion: Takeaways from historic Supreme Court term.” Maureen Groppe of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 8:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Independent Streak Marked Supreme Court Term; The junior member of the court’s six-justice conservative supermajority often questioned its approach and wrote important dissents joined by liberal justices”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“US Judge Resigned After ‘Sexualized Relationship’ With Clerk”: Suzanne Monyak and Jacqueline Thomsen of Bloomberg Law have a report that begins, “An Alaska federal judge who abruptly resigned last week engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former law clerk and lied about it to an investigating judicial panel, a Ninth Circuit judicial council said.”

The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release today. And on May 23, 2024, the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit issued this Order and Certification (made public today) containing many more details.

In earlier news coverage, Sean Maguire of The Anchorage Daily News reported that “Alaska federal judge Joshua Kindred abruptly resigns.”

And Liz Ruskin of Alaska Public Media reported that “Trump-appointed judge in Alaska resigns after just 4 years.”

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s John Roberts’s Supreme Court after all; When you look at his body of work, his power becomes clear; This is John Roberts’s court, and the other justices are just sitting on it”: David Lat has this essay online at The Boston Globe.

Posted at 1:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Republican-Backed Abortion Regulations; The rulings were the latest blow for abortion opponents in Kansas, where abortion protections in the State Constitution have vexed Republicans for years”: Mitch Smith of The New York Times has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Kansas issued Friday.

Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“I Argued ‘U.S. v. Nixon.’ The Supreme Court’s New Ruling on Presidential Immunity Appalled Me. Fifty years after ruling against a corrupt president, the Court has now decided that presidents are above the law.” Philip Allen Lacovara has this post at The Bulwark.

Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawsuit alleges that Northwestern law school’s hiring practices are biased against white men; The complaint says that the hiring process favors women and people of color”: Dhanika Pineda of ABC News has this report.

You can access the complaint initiating suit via this link.

Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“The battle over J&J’s bankruptcy plan to end talc lawsuits; Johnson & Johnson is locked in a bitter fight with lawyers opposing its third attempt to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits through a controversial bankruptcy-court maneuver; The women alleging J&J’s talc products caused their cancer are caught in the crossfire”: Mike Spector of Reuters has this report.

Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Opinionpalooza: The Supreme Court End-of-Term Breakfast Table; As we look back on a Supreme Court term that still has us reeling, some surprising new trends have emerged from the justices.” You can access the new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link.

Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman