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Friday round-up

After lying in repose for two days atop the front steps, the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today will move across the street from the Supreme Court. There, Natalie Andrews of the Wall Street Journal reports that Ginsburg will be not only the first woman, but also the first person of Jewish faith, to lie in state at the Capitol. As Ginsburg leaves the Capitol Friday night for a private interment ceremony at Arlington Cemetery next week, the news cycle will remain focused on the court. “On...
Tags: Google, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Npr, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Arlington Cemetery, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Capitol, Lawrence Hurley

The upcoming nomination battle, explained

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on Saturday at 5 p.m. EDT. Whomever Trump selects, the nomination is certain to trigger weeks of high-stakes procedural maneuvers as Republicans try to fast-track the nomination process and Democrats try to block it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has promised a vote on the Senate floor sometime this year, but he has yet to specify whether it will take place before or af...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Georgia, Democrats, Maine, Alaska, Arizona, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Committee

'His abuses have escalated': Barr's kinship with Trump fuels election fears

The attorney general has been spouting attacks on election, and, critics say, has a deep sense of mission about re-electing the presidentDonald Trump’s astonishing suggestion at a campaign rally last weekend that the US president will deploy government lawyers to try to hit the brakes on the counting of ballots on election night relies on the complicity of one federal official more than any other. Related: Trump’s most powerful ally in undermining the election: William Barr Continue reading.....
Tags: Law, Republicans, US, World news, US news, US politics, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, William Barr, Law (US, US elections 2020, William Barr Continue

Justices deny request to postpone federal execution of man who killed as teenager

The Supreme Court on Thursday the execution of Christopher André Vialva, who was sentenced to death for the 1999 murders and carjacking of Todd and Stacie Bagley, two youth ministers from Iowa who had agreed to give Vialva a ride after stopping to use a pay phone in Texas. Vialva, who was 19 at the time of the crime, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday evening at a federal prison in Indiana. He was the seventh person to be executed by the federal government this year after a 17-year p...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, United States, Iowa, Department Of Justice, Trump, Todd, Capital Cases, Christopher Andre Vialva, Stacie Bagley, Vialva, Texas Vialva

Dispatch 6: Return to America: War Brewing

The situation grows. A quick, unedited stream of consciousness so I can keep studying: Yesterday violence spiked in numerous towns such as Louisville, Seattle, and Portland. Latest violence is not caused by any specific case such as the tragedy of Breonna. Dry forest. Any spark. We've got 'fireworks' flying 24/7. Forest getting drier. Yesterday during a face-to-face, a law officer who works the streets in Portland told me they've had about 250 injuries to officers so far this year. (Fro...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Featured, China, Russia, America, Atlanta, Thailand, Military, United States, Portland, Cuba, Louisville, Trump, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon

Federal government completes its seventh (and final?) execution in 2020

The federal government this evening completed is seventh execution in the span of just over two months.  This AP article, headlined "Feds put first Black inmate to death since execution restart," provides these details: A man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions. Christopher Vialva, 40, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. EDT after receiving a...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington, Georgia, Ap, Iowa, Death Penalty Information Center, Black, Trump, Todd, Barr, Bagley, Terre Haute Indiana, Douglas A Berman, Stacie Bagley, Todd Bagley

Thursday round-up

Six days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, retrospectives on Ginsburg’s life and career continue. Linda Greenhouse, in her New York Times column, writes that Ginsburg was able to achieve so much in her life because of her big imagination. “Ruth Ginsburg saw things that others didn’t,” Greenhouse writes. “She understood that the law could be harnessed in service to fundamental transformation.” In Forbes, Michael Bobelian examines how Ginsburg “left a lasting impact” even though she ...
Tags: Sweden, Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Philadelphia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greenhouse, Trump, Round-up, Fulton, Jess Bravin, Ginsburg, Linda Greenhouse, Kevin Williamson, Jock, McGuireWoods LLP

A retired Air Force general who served as a senior military advisor to Trump just endorsed Biden for president

In this March 11, 2014, file photo, Air Force Gen. Paul Selva testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. AP Nearly 500 former national security leaders signed an open letter backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president. Among the signatories was retired Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first two and a half years of the Trump administration. The letter published Thursday follows a letter signed by...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, North Korea, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, President, Marine Corps, Capitol Hill, Air Force, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic

Morning Docket: 09.24.20

* Florida's Attorney General is calling for an investigation over whether Michael Bloomberg's pledge to pay off fines for ex-felons in Florida so they can vote was unlawful. You know what they say, no good deed... [Politico] * Facebook has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that it failed to remove hateful pages which allegedly led to the Kenosha shootings. [ABC News] * A judge has ordered Eric Trump, son of President Trump, to sit for a deposition conducted by the Attorney General of New York...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Law, Nbc News, Abc News, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Kenosha, Eric Trump, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Herald Tribune, President Trump, Attorney General of Florida

Interesting accounting of Facebook spending and advertising by presidential campaigns

The Marshall Project has this fascinating lengthy new piece on criminal justice advertising by the presidential candidates during the 2020 election cycle so far.  The full headline of the piece, which highlights its themes, is "Trump’s Crime and Carnage Ad Blitz Is Going Unanswered on Facebook: The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent."  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: To understand ho...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Minneapolis, California, America, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Ohio, Oklahoma, Biden, Trump, Marshall Project, Douglas A Berman, George Floyd, Texas Since June Trump

Corruption, Lies, Rank Hypocrisy Do Not Matter: The Last Vestige Of Republicans’ Honor Died With John McCain

Tragically, for about a third of Americans, it just does not matter.
Tags: Law, Obama, Republicans, Government, John Mccain, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Honor, Trump

David Lat assesses the odds on the various candidates for the Supreme Court nomination.

At Above the Law.He gives Amy Coney Barrett 50-50 odds:Trump has wasted no time in meeting with Barrett, who made her way to the White House and met with the president [on Sept. 21]. According to the New York Times, Trump “spent much of the day with her and later told associates that he liked her, according to people close to the process, who considered her increasingly likely to be the pick.”(One wonders whether having them spend so much time together was an attempt by Barrett backers to get Tr...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Manhattan, David Lat, Trump, Barrett, Ann Althouse, New York Times Trump, Trump and the judiciary, Amy Coney Barrett, replacing Ginsburg

Wednesday round-up

As the Supreme Court and the nation honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court’s regular work continues. As Amy Howe reports for SCOTUSblog (in a story first published at Howe on the Court), the Trump administration on Tuesday asked the justices to weigh in on a dispute involving the 2020 census and whether people living in the country illegally can be excluded from the count used to determine congressional apportionment. Also on Tuesday, the justices declined to grant emergency relief to Will...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Stanford, Senate, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aba, Trump, Round-up, David Cole, Howe, Ginsburg, Steven Mazie, Wasserman, Mark Walsh

The Laws of Political Mechanics

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020). The first law of political mechanics is that an object in motion (or rest) will tend to stay in motion (or rest) unless acted on by an outside force.    This is path dependence.    Political choices at time A make more likely the same choice will be made at time B.    If we hire a constitutional lawyer today, we are more likely to hire another constitutional lawyer in the future beca...
Tags: Law, Congress, California, Reagan, Society, United States, Bulgaria, Liberal, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Rhode Island, Branding, Sarah Palin, Trump, John Bingham, Brown

The NYT's Frank Bruni says Trump replacing RBG will put us in "a special hell" — because the Court "won’t represent what most Americans believe."

He says those words — "won’t represent" — and he must immediately back and fill. He knows it's not right, but... but what?!Sure, the court isn’t supposed to be beholden to public opinion, but...But what?!!!... Americans’ faith in their institutions and feeling that their voices are heard might be strained even further by what seem to be lurches backward by a court forged in the hottest flares of partisan passion.Reread that. I love the way the word "strained" appears in the most strained sentenc...
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, Law, Wikipedia, Court, Hell, Metaphor, Bulgaria, Trump, Frank Bruni, Bruni, Ann Althouse, RBG, replacing Ginsburg

Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president – as it happened

Biden says Trump’s recent remarks on military dead motivated McCainMitt Romney says he intends to vote if nominee reaches floorMitch McConnell non-committal on timeline of nomination voteWhy Trump’s courts power grab is more than just a political winAOC on supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.38am BST We’re ending our live coverage for today, thanks for following along. Some links and developments: 1.28am BST At his Pittsburgh r...
Tags: Law, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Mitt Romney, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Pittsburgh, Trump, McConnell, Cindy McCain, Law (US

Cindy McCain to endorse Joe Biden for president – live

Biden says Trump’s recent remarks on military dead motivated McCainMitt Romney says he intends to vote if nominee reaches floorMitch McConnell non-committal on timeline of nomination voteWhy Trump’s courts power grab is more than just a political winAOC on supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 12.09am BST Trump’s Pittsburgh rally is due to start any minute. Here’s a snapshot of the crowd:Long line of supporters waiting hours ahead of Pr...
Tags: Law, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitt Romney, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Pittsburgh, Trump, Reuters, McConnell, BST Trump

Trump Suggests Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Dying Wish Came From Liberal Operatives

Please give the woman a little more respect than this.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Quote Of The Day, Clara Spera

Trump administration asks court to act quickly on census appeal

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to quickly resolve another dispute related to the 2020 census and citizenship – this one involving whether people living in the country illegally must be included in the apportionment of congressional seats. Last year, the court dealt a blow to the administration’s efforts to include a question about citizenship on the census. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four more liberal justices in ruling that the government’s justif...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, United States, Commerce, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, John Roberts, Howe, Department of Commerce

"Multiple voters characterized by ABC News as undecided—and selected to pepper President Donald Trump with questions during a network town hall—are longtime Trump critics."

"While the network claimed its Tuesday town hall 'provided uncommitted voters the opportunity to ask the president questions about issues affecting Americans,' a Washington Free Beacon review of social media posts found that two of the questioners have long denounced Trump. Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque—whom ABC repeatedly identified as 'uncommitted' in its coverage of the town hall—praised vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris during the Democratic primary, saying she would '...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Abc, California, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Abc News, Kamala Harris, Trump, Washington Free Beacon, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Ellesia Blaque, Trump Kutztown University

Mitt Romney says he supports moving forward with Trump's supreme court pick – live

Romney says he intends to vote if nominee reaches floorTrump to announce nominee on Saturday at White HouseFormer Pence adviser calls Trump’s virus remarks ‘frightening’Why Trump’s courts power grab is more than just a political winAOC on supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 3.18pm BST Capitol Hill reporters pressed Mitt Romney on his statement supporting advancing a supreme court nomination, but the Republican senator dodged questions...
Tags: Law, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Romney, BST, Merrick Garland

If Barbara Lagoa is Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, it will forefront a subject that roiled the presidential election in 2000 — Elian Gonzalez.

I'm reading "Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick/Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump" (NYT).Ms. Lagoa represented a relative of a 5-year-old boy found off the Florida coast after his mother had drowned trying to cross over from Cuba. His name was Elián González. Federal agents would eventually seize Elián and ...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Atlantic, United States, Miami, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Gore, Trump, South Florida, Moore

Pending federal executions to be first SCOTUS matters to be resolved without the late Justice Ginsburg

As reported in this CBS News piece, a "former U.S. soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to slay a Georgia nurse in a bid to lift a spell he believed she put on him is the first of two more inmates the federal government is preparing to put to death this week."  Here is more about this and another federal execution scheduled for the coming days: William Emmett LeCroy, 50, on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection this year at the U.S. prison in Te...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Georgia, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Ginsburg, Terre Haute Indiana, Douglas A Berman, Lecroy, William Emmett LeCroy, Joann Lee Tiesler, Christopher Vialva, Navajo Critics

Trump says he wants supreme court seat filled 'before the election' – as it happened

President hopes nominee will be confirmed by 3 NovemberBiden blames Covid death toll on Trump’s ‘lies and incompetence’Whether vote will occur before election remains unclearGinsburg to lie in repose Wednesday and ThursdayWho is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s likely court pick?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.15am BST That’s all for this blog for the night! My colleague Helen Sullivan is blogging Trump’s rally live at the link below: Related: Coronavirus live news: US nears 200,000 de...
Tags: England, Law, US, Bloomberg, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Ohio, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Helen Sullivan, Law (US, US elections 2020

Trump says he wants supreme court seat filled 'before the election' – live

President hopes nominee will be confirmed by 3 NovemberBiden blames Covid death toll on Trump’s ‘lies and incompetence’Whether vote will occur before election remains unclearGinsburg to lie in repose Wednesday and ThursdayWho is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s likely court pick?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.30pm BST That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague. Kari Paul, will take over the blog for the next few hours.Here’s where the day stands so far: 9.24pm BST Senator Linds...
Tags: Law, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Graham, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh, Kari Paul, Law (US

Profile of a potential nominee: Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would nominate a woman to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to news reports, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, is on the shortlist of candidates whom the president is considering. Judge Amy Coney Barrett (University of Notre Dame) This is not the first time that Barrett’s name has been mentioned in connection with a possible Supreme Cou...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Colorado, Navy, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Court, West Virginia, Indiana, Chicago

Everything You Really Need To Know About Amy Coney Barrett

A deep dive on the candidate at the top of Trump's shortlist.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Amy Coney Barrett

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday and lie in state Friday at the Capitol before President Trump is expected to nominate a replacement."

"During a television appearance Monday, Trump said he would probably announce his nominee Friday or Saturday, which he said would leave 'plenty of time' for a Senate confirmation vote before Election Day."WaPo reports.And: "President Trump on Monday said he has narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominees to fill the seat held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to five people" (Fox News): "The president’s shortlist is said to include Judge Amy Coney Barrett from the U.S. Court of Appeals fo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Capitol, U S Court of Appeals, Woodward, 11th Circuit, 4th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Ann Althouse, Allison Jones, Trump and the judiciary, Amy Coney Barrett

Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes for defense

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump’s buildup in nuclear weapons spending. And although the former vice president has not fully detailed his nuclear priorities, he says he would make the U.S. less reliant on the world’s deadliest weapons. The two candidates’ views on nuclear weapons policy and strategy carry unusual significance in this election because the United State...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Beijing, Soccer

Trump says he will nominate Ginsburg replacement on Friday or Saturday

Trump tells Fox News five names under consideration‘I’m saving her for Ginsburg’: who is Amy Coney Barrett?Barbara Lagoa: Cuban American conservative makes short listUS politics – live coverageDonald Trump will name his third supreme court nominee on Friday or Saturday, following memorials for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal justice who died aged 87 on Friday. Related: Supreme court: Joe Biden accuses Trump and Republicans of abuse of power Continue reading...
Tags: Law, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fox News, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Ginsburg, Law (US, US elections 2020, Amy Coney Barrett?Barbara Lagoa

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