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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

“Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog”: Mark Sherman and Lindsay Whitehurst of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 7:18 PM by Howard Bashman



“The Federalist Society Is Surrendering the Conservative Legal Movement to Donald Trump; FedSoc co-founder Steven Calabresi’s embrace of the stolen-election lie demonstrates that if you are a conservative in 2024, you can be a critic of Donald Trump, or you can be relevant; But you cannot be both”: Jay Willis has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 4:06 PM by Howard Bashman



“Fifth Circuit Judge Moving States, But No Plans to Retire; Leslie Southwick moving chambers from Mississippi to Texas; No circuit approval needed to change court locations”: Jacqueline Thomsen of Bloomberg Law has this report (subscription required for full access).

Posted at 3:12 PM by Howard Bashman



“Secret Audio of Alito Isn’t the Smoking Gun Liberals Think; The recordings of the Supreme Court justice, his wife, and Chief Justice John Roberts don’t tell us anything we didn’t already know”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman



Tuesday, June 11, 2024

“Convictions of Biden’s Son and Trump Put the Justice System on Trial; But despite the partisan roar, two juries appeared to seriously weigh the evidence and deliver verdicts; The system seemed to work as it is supposed to”: Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this news analysis.

Posted at 8:56 PM by Howard Bashman



“The Secret Supreme Court Tapes: A political activist infiltrated a gala to try provoking Justice Alito and his wife.” This editorial will appear in Wednesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:48 PM by Howard Bashman



“Secret recording puts spotlight on Alito’s strong conservative views on religious issues; The justice has consistently backed religious Christian groups in Supreme Court cases and has often spoke about freedom of religion being under attack”: Lawrence Hurley of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman



“Alito’s ‘Godliness’ Comment Echoes a Broader Christian Movement; Justice Samuel Alito’s secretly recorded remarks come as many conservatives have openly embraced the view that American democracy must be grounded in a Christian worldview”: Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer of The New York Times have this news analysis.

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman



“Sam Alito, Who Does Things People Don’t Like, Still Unsure Why People Don’t Like Him; The justice remains very upset by journalists who report accurately on the things the Supreme Court is doing with its power”: Madiba K. Dennie has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 5:30 PM by Howard Bashman



“Alito No Longer Tries to Hide His Theocratic Worldview”: Columnist Jesse Wegman has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 5:27 PM by Howard Bashman



“Justice Alito is right about today’s politics; America is in the middle of a nonmilitary civil war, and one side will win”: Columnist Perry Bacon Jr. has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman



“In Taped Remarks at Supreme Court Gala, Revealing Glimpses of Roberts and Alito; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., once close allies, have embraced starkly different conceptions of the judicial role”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 5:08 PM by Howard Bashman



“Justice Alito’s Wife, in Secretly Recorded Conversation, Complains About Pride Flag; In a conversation with a woman posing as a conservative supporter, Martha-Ann Alito appeared to push back against having to look at a symbol of L.G.B.T.Q. rights”: Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 1:35 PM by Howard Bashman



“Supreme Court’s Greater Revision Tranparency Gets Little Notice; Court permanently notes changes to revised opinions; Revisions ranged from typos to substantive changes”: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman



“Unfounded attacks on the Justice Department must end; Conspiracy theories, falsehoods and threats of violence against DOJ personnel are not normal”: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 1:30 PM by Howard Bashman



“D.C. Circuit’s David Tatel Pairs Judging, Blindness in Memoir; Retired D.C. Circuit judge discusses legal career, blindness in memoir; New book also criticizes current Supreme Court”: Suzanne Monyak of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman



Monday, June 10, 2024

“The Supreme Court’s lack of accountability is worse than you think”: Law professor Ian Ayres has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman



“Hunter Biden’s Surprising Fan Base: Gun-Rights Activists; Sworn foes of the Bidens are bucking partisan lines, saying the president’s son is being prosecuted under a ‘bogus’ law.” Zusha Elinson of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 9:27 PM by Howard Bashman



“A scientific controversy at the Supreme Court; We deserve a solid foundation of data to make smart policy decisions”: Katelyn Jetelina and Heidi Moseson have this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman



“Supreme Court to rule on pivotal abortion cases two years after overturning Roe v. Wade; The justices will decide whether to impose new restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone, and whether a federal law requiring emergency room treatment conflicts with a state abortion ban”: Lawrence Hurley of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman



“In Arizona, Life Sentences for Juveniles Test Supreme Court Precedents; The justices will soon decide whether to hear a case that could affect more than two dozen youths sentenced to die in prison”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman



“Justice Alito talked about political divide on purported secret recordings; Recorded by a liberal filmmaker, audio of the justice and his wife, Martha-Ann Alito, shows how hardball political tactics have landed at the court”: Justin Jouvenal and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report.

Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has an article headlined “In Secret Recordings, Alito Endorses Nation of ‘Godliness’; Roberts Talks of Pluralism; The two justices were surreptitiously recorded at a Supreme Court gala last week by a woman posing as a Catholic conservative.”

Kaelan Deese of Washington Examiner reports that “Alito and Roberts secretly recorded in latest attempt to undermine Supreme Court.”

And in commentary, in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, columnist James Taranto will have an op-ed titled “Justice Alito Stands Falsely Accused of Candor; Rolling Stone tries to make a scandal out of surreptitiously taped anodyne remarks.”

Posted at 8:36 PM by Howard Bashman



“The Left Wing Attack on Judicial Independence and on Justice Alito; The left has abolished the secret ballot and legalized fraud-friendly mail in voting. now they want to destroy our independent judiciary”: Steven Calabresi recently had this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 8:33 PM by Howard Bashman



“Justices Sotomayor and Kagan must retire now; I am begging the justices to learn from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s historic mistake”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman



“Texas Doubles Down on Life-Threatening Abortion Ban”: You can access today’s new episode of the “Strict Scrutiny” podcast via this link.

Posted at 1:33 PM by Howard Bashman



“School Can Ban ‘Two Genders’ Shirt, Appeals Court Says; Twelve-year-old sued after school kept him from wearing shirt; School district claims it was following anti-discrimination law”: Allie Reed of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Still no word, however, on why the decision issued on Sunday.

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman