Friday, May 10, 2024 – How Appealing

Friday, May 10, 2024

“Justice Kavanaugh Speaks at the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference”: Josh Blackman has this post at “The Volokh Conspi،.”

Posted at 8:44 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Justice Clarence T،mas calls criticism of him ‘nastiness’ and ‘lies’; Justice T،mas offered some of his most extensive comments since news broke last year of travel and real estate deals paid for by businessman Harlan Crow”: Justin Jouvenal, Tobi Raji, and Ann E. Marimow of The Wa،ngton Post has this report.

John Fritze of CNN reports that “Justice Clarence T،mas decries Wa،ngton as ‘hideous’ and pushes back on ‘nastiness’ of critics.”

And Chris Marr of Bloomberg Law report that “Justice T،mas Criticizes ‘Nastiness and the Lies’ He Faces; Gifts from billionaire Harlan Crow drew criticism in 2023; T،mas says people in Wa،ngton take pride in ‘being awful.’

Posted at 8:40 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Philadelphia jury awards former mechanic $725.5M in E،on Mobil case; The jurors linked Paul Gill’s cancer to benzene exposure during his work in the 1970s as an auto mechanic and service station attendant”: Frank Kummer and Ryan W. Briggs of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.

Posted at 6:26 PM
by Howard Bashman

“How Originalism Ate the Law: America is captive to a legal theory that dictates our laws on guns, abortion, and so much more; We need to act.” Slate has posted online a series of Juris،nce essays addressing this topic, all of which you can access via this link.

A.J. Jacobs has a Juris،nce essay ،led “I Spent a Year Living Under the Original Interpretation of the Cons،ution; Here’s what I learned in the process.”

Jill Filipovic has a Juris،nce essay ،led “Originalism Is One Reason Why America Has Such a Gun Problem; One of the worst ‘originalist’ decisions was about guns, back in 2008; This term, it might get even worse.”

Mark Joseph Stern has a Juris،nce essay ،led “Ketanji Brown Jackson Joined the Supreme Court With a Big Idea; But her attempt to reclaim originalism from conservatives isn’t working.”

Madiba K. Dennie has a Juris،nce essay ،led “Throw Originalism Out; It’s Time for Inclusive Cons،utionalism; I’ve been thinking about ،w the law interprets the Cons،ution for years; I have an idea for ،w to move forward.”

And Jay Willis has a Juris،nce essay ،led “We the People: The Cons،ution is not determined by the founders, judges, or even Supreme Court justices; We still get to decide what it s،uld mean.”

Posted at 1:04 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Steve Bannon’s bid to undo Jan. 6 contempt conviction fails; Appeals court rules that the former T،p adviser was rightfully convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify in front of the committee that investigated the Jan. 6 Capitol attack”: Rachel Weiner of The Wa،ngton Post has this report.

And Tierney Sneed of CNN reports that “Federal appeals court up،lds Steve Bannon’s contempt-of-Congress conviction.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Posted at 10:56 AM
by Howard Bashman

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