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Use private screeners for aviation security

Transportation Security Administration should remain setter of rules and conduct strict oversight, writes David Inserra of The Heritage Foundation.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Transportation Security Administration, Heritage Foundation, Opinion contributor, David Inserra

Friday round-up

Briefly: Joan Biskupic reports at CNN that “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer surgery and ongoing recuperation have cast an atmosphere of uncertainty over the Supreme Court at a critical time for its future and as the legal fate of several controversial White House policies hang in the balance.” At the Goldwater Institute’s In Defense of Liberty blog, Jacob Huebert urges the justices to hear a challenge to an Illinois campaign-finance law and to “and make clear that governments cannot use co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Cnn, Illinois, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Adam Feldman, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh, Brunetti, Goldwater Institute, Joan Biskupic, Iancu, RBG, Elizabeth Slattery

Sensible border security justifies government shutdown

While political parties squabble over funding, our enemies could weaponize illegal migration, writes James Jay Carafano of the Heritage Foundation.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Heritage Foundation, Opinion contributor, James Jay Carafano

Russia is upset after learning that Israel is making plans to occupy space in Syria after the US troop withdrawal

The Heritage Foundation national security and foreign policy expert Jim Carafano weighs in on growing concerns over the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria.
Tags: News, Russia, Israel, US, Syria, Heritage Foundation, Jim Carafano

Friday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that the federal government yesterday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by transgender people while its appeals of adverse decisions in three cases play out in the lower courts. At CNN, Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole report that “[t]he administration already has a pending request for the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and take up a c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Bloomberg, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Howe, Steven Mazie, Clarence Thomas

AP Fact Check: We’re In Paris. No One Is Chanting ‘We Want Trump!’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a historic trade agreement, President Donald Trump is claiming done deals with China that aren’t measuring up to the hype. He describes last week’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as “extraordinary” and a “big leap forward.” China, however, has provided few details and little confirmation about what it actually agreed to do in regard to buying more American products and addressing the Trump administration’s assertions that Beij...
Tags: New York, News, Putin, Washington, France, White House, China, Russia, Jerusalem, America, Syria, Ap, Fox, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping

Friday round-up

Amy Howe analyzes yesterday’s argument in Gamble v. United States, which asks whether the Supreme Court should overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause that allows a defendant to be prosecuted for the same crime in both federal and state court, for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. At Fox News, Bill Mears reports that “[t]he justices raised tough questions Thursday about being tried twice for the same crime in different jurisdic...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Kennedy, Trump, Round-up, Hatch

Timely reminder that now would be the perfect time for Prez Trump to make good on his clemency talk

The Washington Examiner has this notable recent article headlined "The criminal justice reform Trump can achieve without Congress." Here are excerpts: President Trump unveiled one of his top legislative priorities before Democrats take over the House of Representatives: passage of the First Step Act, which would reduce some prison sentences. Though he still must win a tug-of-war within the Republican Party to get that bill through, he has a Plan B — and he doesn't need Congress for it. That wou...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Kanye West, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Justice Department, New York University, Trump, Larkin, Washington Examiner, Heritage Foundation, Paul Larkin

Friday round-up

For The Economist, Steven Mazie reports after Wednesday’s oral argument in Timbs v. Indiana, in which the justices considered whether the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the states, that “[t]he unusual left-right coalition of organisations urging the Supreme Court to side with Mr Timbs—Christian conservatives, libertarians, anti-poverty activists, the Chamber of Commerce—seems to have the support of an ideologically diverse array of justices.” At Reason’s Volokh Cons...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce, DOE, Economist, American Legion, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Steven Mazie

Conservative Heritage Foundation Revives Training Academy for Judicial Clerks

An earlier version of the program was canceled after critics raised questions about secrecy pledges and loyalty oaths.
Tags: News, Heritage Foundation, Courts and the Judiciary, Federal Courts (US, Conservatism (US Politics

United States: Heritage Foundation Hosts Discussion On The JOBS Act - Mayer Brown

On October 23, 2018, the Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion entitled, "Problems with the JOBS Act and How They Can Be Fixed" that featured University of Kentucky College of Law Professo
Tags: News, United States, Heritage Foundation, Mayer Brown, University of Kentucky College

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the justices issued additional orders from their conference last Friday; as expected, they did not add any cases to their merits docket. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin reports that the court “chose not to hear a case on the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause …, turning away an appeal from Alabama but sparking a noteworthy dissent in the process” from “a pairing not seen yet this term, ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles Times, Round-up, Sonia Sotomayor, U S Supreme Court, Howe, Adam Feldman, Lambert, Sotomayor, Department of Commerce, National Constitution Center

Friday round-up

For The Baltimore Sun, Michael Dresser reports that “Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Thursday that he is appealing a federal ruling that threw out the state’s congressional map for the 6th District after determining that Democratic officials unconstitutionally drew the boundary to diminish Republican influence.” Jess Bravin reports for that “[m]ost gerrymandering lawsuits have invoked the 14th Amendment’s equal-protection guarantee, contending that lawmakers violated their duty...
Tags: Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Virginia, Warren, Louisiana, Round-up, Elizabeth, Fourth Circuit, House of Delegates, Jess Bravin, Kenneth Jost, Jost, Michael Murphy, Graham Moomaw

Neomi Rao: First Parsi Judge Nominated on the D.C. Circuit Court in the United States.

Neomi Rao, Trump’s Deregulatory Leader, Gets DC Circuit Nod to Replace Kavanaugh Neomi Rao, who has led the Trump administration’s push to curtail agency regulations, would succeed Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit, whose docket is teeming with administrative disputes. White House regulatory czar Neomi Rao will be nominated to fill the vacancy left by Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, President Donald Trump said Tuesday. Rao, confirmed in 2017 to le...
Tags: News, Life, Senate, White House, United States, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Chevron, American Bar Association, Diwali, Trump, Fourth Circuit, George Mason University, D C Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas

Murder Charge Can’t Deter Sharpton’s Brother From Voting Rights Crusade

As more states adopt laws that could restrict turnout, Kenneth Glasgow and his allies are pushing to extend the vote to millions of ex-felons. Will the flimsily supported charge against him undermine this movement on the verge of its greatest success? The last weekend in March, Kenneth Glasgow had planned to be in Atlanta strategizing with other Southern organizers about how to help pass the Florida ballot measure that would result in the most sweeping restoration of voting rights for felon...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Gop

Forthcoming paper on influence of law clerks recalls Rehnquist article from 1957

The specter of the law clerk as a legal Rasputin, exerting an important influence on the cases actually decided by the Court, may be discarded at once. … It is unreasonable to suppose that a lawyer in middle age or older, of sufficient eminence in some walk of life to be appointed as one of nine judges of the world’s most powerful court, would consciously abandon his own views as to what is right and what is wrong in the law because a stripling clerk just graduated from law school tells him to...
Tags: Featured, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Court, New York Times, Jackson, EPPS, Sen, Brown, U S Supreme Court, Allen, Adam Liptak, Adam Feldman, William Rehnquist, Heritage Foundation

Friday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court solicited public comment on several proposed revisions to its rules, including changes intended to make it easier for the justices to identify cases in which they may need to recuse themselves. Amy Howe covers the proposed changes for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Ronald Mann analyzes Wednesday’s argument in Frank v. Gaos, in which the court has been asked to make it harder for companies to settle class-action lawsuits without providin...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Economist, Trump, Round-up, Frank, Elizabeth, Sonia Sotomayor, Howe, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Steven Mazie, Heritage Foundation, Mark Walsh, Amy Howe

Stephen Moore talks trade and Trump's economics

Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and economist Arthur Laffer have just come out with a new book, "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy."
Tags: America, Trump, Moore, Heritage Foundation, Stephen Moore, Arthur Laffer

Playing the Long Game for the Supreme Court

Conservatives emerged from the Bork battle bent on winning control. It took 31 years. How will progressives respond?
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Trump, Bush, George, Posner, Powell, Alliance Defending Freedom, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh, Federalist Society, O'Connor, Bork, Gorsuch, Appointments and Executive Changes

House Dem Wants Sessions To Recuse From Any Probe Into Ross Misleading Congress

The House Democrat whom Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross misled when he told her he had not spoken to the White House about adding a citizenship question to the census wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from any Justice Department investigation into Ross’ alleged false statement to Congress. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), who grilled Ross on his move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census at an appropriations hearing last March, had previously requested the Justice Department to in...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Commerce, House, Kansas, Justice Department, Ross, Tierney Sneed, Jeff Sessions, Heritage Foundation, Kris Kobach, Bannon, Meng

Heritage Foundation’s Ethically Dubious Law Clerk ‘Training Academy’ Suspended

The Heritage Foundation’s “training academy,” set up to groom law clerks for prominent judicial posts, has been suspended after the New York Times published the questionable requirements of the program, including secrecy about the teaching participants received there in exchange for the financial backing of “generous donors” who allowed them to complete the program. Some legal experts told the Times that it is inherently problematic for a very conservative group to secretly train future judge...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, New York Times, Times, Heritage Foundation, Federalist Society, Stanford Law, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Pamela Karlan, Kate Riga

Heritage Foundation Suspends Clerkship Boot Camp After NY Times Questions Secrecy, Loyalty Oaths

New York Times: A Conservative Group’s Closed-Door ‘Training’ of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern, by Adam Liptak: The closed-door “training academy” was aimed at a select group: recent law school graduates who had secured prestigious clerkships with federal judges. It was organized by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative group that has... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, New York Times, Adam Liptak, Heritage Foundation, Paul Caron, Legal Education, Conservative Group

Friday round-up

Yesterday the federal government asked the justices to halt discovery and an upcoming trial in a lawsuit filed by a group of teenagers who allege that the government’s environmental policies are contributing to climate change. Amy Howe covers the filing for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Additional coverage comes from Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Greg Stohr at Bloomberg, Ariane de Vogue at CNN, and Lyle Denniston at his eponymous blog, who reports that “[t]he feder...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cnn, Catholic, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Sonia Sotomayor, Lyle Denniston, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Jess Bravin, Greg Stohr, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh

Training Academies and the Rule of Law

Here's a report recently out in The New York Times about a training academy for law clerks, run by the Heritage Foundation: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
Tags: Heritage, New York Times, Times, Branding, Heritage Foundation, Calibri, Richard Primus, Heritage Foundation Possibility

Creepy Thinktank Offers Creepy Clerkship Training Course If You Pledge Undying Loyalty

Heritage Foundation wants a covert army of loyalists.
Tags: Law, Courts, Law Schools, Heritage Foundation

A Conservative Group’s Closed-Door ‘Training’ of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern

The conservative legal movement has long cultivated law students and young lawyers, partly to ensure a deep bench of potential judicial nominees
Tags: News, Trump, Heritage Foundation, Donald J, Courts and the Judiciary, Federal Courts (US, Conservatism (US Politics, Conservative Group 's Closed Door ` Training

Sessions Slams Judge’s Decision To Order Ross Deposition In Census Case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday bashed the move by a district judge — which was upheld by an appellate court — to order that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sit for a deposition in the Census citizenship case. Sessions called the decision by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman a move “to hold a trial over the inner-workings of a Cabinet Secretary’s mind,” getting laughter from the Heritage Foundation audience where the attorney general was giving a speech on alleged judicial overreach Mo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Commerce, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Jeff Sessions, Heritage Foundation, Jesse Furman, Wilbur Ross, Muckraker

Morning Docket: 10.16.18

* Valparaiso celebrated earlier in the week after reaching an agreement to send its beleaguered law school to Middle Tennessee. Tennessee's education officials have killed the idea of hosting another middling law school with extreme prejudice. [Chicago Tribune] * Ninth Circuit judge displays deliberate ignorance in what appears to be a looming decision to keep college athletes out of court. [Courthouse News Service] * Whenever you doubt the stupidity of humanity, remember people accused of glo...
Tags: Law, Sports, Ncaa, Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Law Schools, Biglaw, Defamation, Valparaiso, Chicago Tribune, Stormy Daniels, Ninth Circuit, Jeff Sessions, Heritage Foundation, National Law Journal

Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court’s actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation, represent an improper attempt […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Commerce, Jeff Sessions, Heritage Foundation, Nation & World Politics, Wilbur Ross