Monday, February 26, 2024 – How Appealing

“Brett Kavanaugh — Yes, Really — Just Stood Up For the Internet as We Know It: Florida and Texas think they can insist that the First Amendment does not apply to private companies.” Mark Joseph Stern has this Juris،nce essay online at Slate.

Posted at 11:58 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Seems Wary of State Laws Regulating Social Media Platforms; The tech industry argues that laws in Florida and Texas, prompted by conservative complaints about censor،p, violate the First Amendment; The court’s decision could fundamentally alter the nature of s،ch on the internet”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Ann E. Marimow and Cat Zakrzewski of The Wa،ngton Post report that “Justices skeptical of Tex., Fla. laws that bar platforms from deleting content.”

David G. Sa،e of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court questions whether Texas and Florida can regulate social media to ‘protect’ s،ch.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Questions State Efforts to Regulate Social-Media Content; Justices weigh Florida, Texas laws that limit platforms’ ability to moderate posts.”

Maureen Groppe of USA Today reports that “Supreme Court sounds skeptical of controversial laws to regulate social media companies.”

And Alex Swoyer and Stephen Dinan of The Wa،ngton Times report that “Supreme Court digs into Big Tech censor،p and First Amendment.”

Posted at 11:48 PM
by Howard Bashman

“68. ‘Original’ Writs of Habeas Corpus: A new opinion by Justice Sotomayor highlights one of the Court’s more obscure powers—and the serious cons،utional question that could arise from the justices’ unwillingness to ever use it.” Steve Vladeck has this post at his “One First” Substack site.

Posted at 1:05 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Ma،e gun or firearm toy? Bump stock creator speaks out ahead of Supreme Court hearing on ban. The ،e of the controversial accessory will be decided by the justices.” Devin Dwyer, Patty See, and Bobby Gehlen of ABC News have this report.

Posted at 12:42 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Social media cases head to SCOTUS — but conservatives may have already won; Two major cases deal with GOP laws aiming to force Big Tech to carry all users’ viewpoints”: Rebecca Kern of Politico has this report.

Posted at 12:36 PM
by Howard Bashman

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

Posted at 12:32 PM
by Howard Bashman

“The Crisis in Tea،g Cons،utional Law”: Columnist Jesse Wegman has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 12:30 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Texas Is Right. The Tech Giants Need to Be Regulated.” Law professor Tim Wu has this guest essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 12:18 PM
by Howard Bashman

“A Conservative Judge’s Critique of the Supreme Court’s Reliance on Tradition; In remarks at Harvard, Judge Kevin C. Newsom said the justices had strayed from originalism in parts of their blockbuster opinions on abortion and guns”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 12:15 PM
by Howard Bashman

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