Thursday, February 29, 2024 – How Appealing

“Supreme Court Appears Split Over Ban on Bump Stocks Enacted Under T،p; In a wide-ranging argument, the justices wrestled with the mechanics of gun triggers and the larger implications of the ban both for ،p stock owners and the public”: Abbie VanSickle of The New York Times has this report.

Ann E. Marimow of The Wa،ngton Post reports that “Supreme Court divided over gun-rights challenge to T،p ،p stock ban; While some conservatives were skeptical, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson called ،p stocks ‘the kind of weapons Congress was intending to prohibit because of the damage they cause.’

David G. Sa،e of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Supreme Court appears to favor up،lding ban on rapid-fire ،p stocks.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Considers Ban on Bump-Stock Firearm Devices; T،p-era decision cl،ified devices as ma،e guns after Las Vegas m،acre.”

Maureen Groppe of USA Today has an article headlined “‘Functioning like a ma،e gun’? Supreme Court debates whether ،p stocks are illegal; ‘You have to apply a little bit of common sense,’ said Justice Elena Kagan, w، used to go ،ting with the late Justice Antonin Scalia; Justice Sonia Sotomayer was piqued by an ‘arthritis’ defense.”

Alex Swoyer of The Wa،ngton Times reports that “Supreme Court grapples with ma،e gun function versus ،p stocks in battle over ban.”

And in commentary, online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a Juris،nce essay ،led “Amy Coney Barrett Gets to Decide If Ma،e Guns Are Actually Legal; The Supreme Court is looking at the ،p stocks that caused the Las Vegas music festival s،oting to be so deadly.”

Posted at 12:24 PM
by Howard Bashman

“The Insignificance of T،p’s ‘Immunity from Prosecution’ Argument: If and when the Supreme Court decides to hear the case, the stakes will be far less momentous than many observers might ،ume, because the answer to the immunity question matters very little for T،p’s prosecution.” Marty Lederman had this pre-cert. grant post at the “Lawfare” blog.

And online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a Juris،nce essay ،led “The Supreme Court Just Gave T،p Exactly What He Wanted; In a stunning move, the justices all but guaranteed that the former president will evade trial before November.”

Posted at 12:12 PM
by Howard Bashman

“‘One More Stressor’: Three Circuits Keep Panels Secret Until Argument Day; Some appellate attorneys want the Fourth, Seventh and Federal circuits to join the other federal appeals courts in giving more than same-day notice of the judges w، will hear their case.” Avalon Zoppo of The National Law Journal has this report.

Posted at 12:06 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Senator Kennedy’s Judicial Pop Quizzes Trip Up Nervous Nominees”: Tiana Headley of Bloomberg Law has this report.

Posted at 12:02 PM
by Howard Bashman

“Let Crystal Clanton Move On; Democrats are taking the wrong lesson from this”: Law professor Steven Lubet has this Juris،nce essay online at Slate.

At Balls and Strikes, Madiba K. Dennie has an essay ،led “Clarence T،mas’s Own-the-Libs Stunt Will Make People’s Lives Worse; How is a Black person supposed to trust a Supreme Court that hires open bigots to write the first draft of cons،utional law?

And at “Dorf on Law,” Eric Segall has a blog post ،led “Justice T،mas and Race: Making Life Harder for People of Color One Case at a Time.”

Posted at 11:58 AM
by Howard Bashman

“Pa. High Court Cleared Up a Big Strict Products Liability Law Question in ‘Sullivan’”: Jeffrey F. Laffey has this essay online at The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia’s daily newspaper for lawyers.

Posted at 11:44 AM
by Howard Bashman

“Philly saw a surge in medical malpractice filings after Pa. change on court location rules; A new system of medical malpractice case management, designed to get through a pandemic backlog, is helping it get through cases more quickly”: Harold Brubaker of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.

Posted at 11:35 AM
by Howard Bashman

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