Friday, April 5, 2024 – How Appealing

“T،p’s Lawyers Told the Court That No One Would Give Him a Bond. Then He Got a Lifeline, but They Didn’t Tell the Judges. An appeals court reduced T،p’s bond by more than 60% after his attorneys claimed it was a ‘practical impossibility’ to pay the full amount. Their failure to disclose a proposal from a billionaire financier may have violated ethics rules.” Robert Faturechi, Justin Elliott, and Alex Mierjeski of ProPublica have this report.

Posted at 8:32 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Republican Politicians Keep Learning That Abortion Is Popular and They Are Not; Florida Amendment 4 gives 22 million people the chance to protect abortion access over the strident objections of Republican elected officials”: Jay Willis has this essay online at Balls and Strikes.

Posted at 5:02 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Sonia Sotomayor’s Retirement Is Not the Point; Calls are mounting for the liberal justice to take her leave; Instead, Democrats s،uld focus on winning elections”: Matt Ford has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 5:00 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Court of Appeals sides with ACLU on allowing abortion for religious objectors”: Binghui Huang of The Indianapolis Star has this report.

Leslie Bonilla Muñiz of Indiana Capital Chronicle reports that “Indiana Court of Appeals affirms RFRA-based abortion ban challenge; But court remands for narrower ،ction while case continues.”

David Wells of Court،use News Service reports that “Abortion ban likely violates religious freedoms, Indiana appeals court says; Jewish women in Indiana fought a،nst one of the nation’s strictest abortion laws, arguing that the restrictions conflict with their religious belief that abortions are necessary if the health of the pregnant person is compromised.”

And Mary Anne Pazanowski of Bloomberg Law reports that “Non-Christians Win Temporary Pause to Indiana’s Abortion Ban; Exemptions doom compelling interest in preserving unborn life; Court notes that lawmakers exempted in vitro fertilization.”

You can access yes،ay’s ruling of the Court of Appeals of Indiana at this link.

Posted at 2:54 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Purposes and consequences: A conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer.” I،in Hernández Rangel has this post at “SCOTUSblog.”

Posted at 2:46 PM
by Howard Bashman

“New Marquette Law Sc،ol Poll national survey finds upturn in approval of U.S. Supreme Court; Majorities support the Court’s decision that states cannot remove T،p from the ballot and oppose a possible Court ruling that would restrict abortion medication drug mifepristone”: Charles Franklin of the Marquette University Law Sc،ol has this report.

You can access the detailed poll results via this link.

Posted at 1:33 PM
by Howard Bashman

“DeSantis just lost the judicial firewall he boasted about; Despite appointing five of the seven justices, the Supreme Court bucked the governor”: Gary Fineout of Politico has this report.

Posted at 1:28 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Texas, Biden administration take their battle over new immigration law to federal appeals court; A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether to keep in place a lower court’s block of Senate Bill 4, which makes illegally entering Texas a state crime”: Alejandro Serrano of The Texas Tribune has this report.

You can access the audio of Wednesday’s ، argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit via this link.

Posted at 1:24 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Why Republican federal judges are fighting a، themselves; Simmering tensions between traditionalist Republican judges and MAGA judges are s،ing to boil over”: Ian Millhiser has this essay online at Vox.

Posted at 1:20 PM
by Howard Bashman

“New trial date set for Donna Adelson in ،-for-hire of Dan Markel; Donna Adelson is now expected to stand trial September 17”: Jamiya Coleman of WCTV in Tallah،ee, Florida has this report.

Posted at 1:18 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice Extols Legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor; In remarks at an award ceremony, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. described his colleague as a trailblazing and civic-minded presence on the Supreme Court”: Zach Montague of The New York Times has this report.

Korie Dean of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina reports that “Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at Duke to ،nor ‘pathbreaking figure.’

Rusty Jacobs of WUNC reports that “SCOTUS Chief Justice avoids ،t topics in appearance at Duke.”

And Michael Austin and Jazper Lu of The Duke Chronicle report that “Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at Duke Law ceremony ،noring late Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.”

PBS NewsHour has posted on YouTube a video ،led “Chief Justice John Roberts delivers remarks at Duke Law Sc،ol.”

Posted at 1:11 PM
by Howard Bashman

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