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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


Wednesday round-up

At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that “[a] specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings,” “conclud[ing] that while the complaints ‘are serious,’ there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices.” Additional coverage comes from Kevin Daley at The Daily Caller, Joan Biskupic at CNN, Samuel Chamberlain at Fox ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Npr, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aba, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, Richard Wolf, Ginsburg, Nina Totenberg, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic


Monday round-up

Briefly: For The New York Times, Adam Liptak takes a look at the history behind “an awkward and illuminating tradition at the Supreme Court: the group photographs prepared when a new justice joins the court.” As Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, on Friday the justices issued orders from their private conference; they added one case to their merits docket: maritime-law dispute The Dutra Group v. Batterton. At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports that Justi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Tennessee, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Blair, Howe, Adam Liptak, Stephen Breyer, Joan Biskupic, Amy Howe, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro, Dutra Group


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins its December sitting with oral arguments in two cases. The first is Apple v. Pepper, in which the justices will consider whether IPhone-app purchasers can bring an antitrust suit against Apple. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. Basem Besada and Isaac Idicula preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and SubscriptLaw offers a graphic explainer. This morning’s second...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Cnn, Pepper, New York Times, The Washington Post, Cornell, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, The Supreme Court, Howe, Adam Liptak


Tuesday round-up

In a podcast at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe “look[s] back at some of the events of the week of November 5 at the Supreme Court, including the first opinion of the term, the formal investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the announcement that 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had broken three ribs in a fall at her office.” At Vox, Julia Belluz notes that Ginsburg has “lived through many personal and familial medical dramas — all of which she’s bounced back from.” At BBC News, Jessica Lu...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Indiana, BBC News, Cnn, Vox, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court


Wednesday round-up

Yesterday, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, released a letter announcing that she has been diagnosed with dementia and is withdrawing from public life. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Additional coverage comes from Jessica Gresko at the Associated Press, Nina Totenberg at NPR, Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Ariane de Vogue and Veronica Stracqualursi at CNN, Richard Wolf for USA Today, Robert Barnes for ...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Associated Press, Npr, Nielsen, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, Robert Barnes


Thursday round-up

Court-watchers continue to consider the effect of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on future Supreme Court decisions and on the court as an institution. At CNN, Joan Biskupic writes that although “[i]n the wake of the divisive Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday tried to assure the public that the US Supreme Court serves the whole country, not one political party over another, and that it is committed to collegiality,” “America’s highest court is deeply split al...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Brookings Institution, US supreme court, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Roberts Court, Dahlia Lithwick, Steven Mazie, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic


Tuesday round-up

This morning, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear argument in two cases, both involving the mandatory sentencing enhancement provisions of the Armed Career Criminal Act. In Stokeling v. United States, the court will consider whether a state-law robbery offense meets the ACCA’s definition of a violent felony. Rory Little previewed the case for this blog. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institu...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Nielsen, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Cornell, Round-up, Andrew Mccarthy, TVA, Robert Barnes, Sims


Wednesday round-up

This morning the justices will hear the last two oral arguments of the week. First on the agenda is Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, which asks whether the court should reconsider a precedent that requires property owners to exhaust state remedies before bringing federal takings claims under the Constitution. Miriam Seifter previewed the argument for this blog. Isaac Syed and Yuexin Angela Zhu have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law provides...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Alabama, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Npr, Usa Today, Madison, Cornell, Round-up, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, Robert Barnes, Wildlife Service


Oh! I'm surprised at myself, forgetting the first Monday of October! Did anyone notice the actual Supreme Court cranked back into gear today?

The empty seat is so interesting that maybe you, like me, forgot to hail the return of the actual Supreme Court today. I'd given in a thought now and then, maybe last week, but it slipped my mind today until just now.Here's Joan Biskupic at CNN, noting the return of the Court, but forefronting the unfilled seat: "An empty space and an idle microphone: The Supreme Court returns."The associate justices repositioned their tall black chairs on the two sides of Roberts, in their new order of alternat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Senate, Cnn, Kennedy, Roberts, Joan Biskupic, Ann Althouse


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court kicks off October Term 2018 by hearing oral argument in two cases. The first is Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a challenge to the federal government’s critical-habitat designation for the dusky gopher frog. Lisa Heinzerling previewed the case for this blog. Garion Liberti and Tayler Woelcke have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer for the case. Another look at Weyerhaeus...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Economist, Round-up, National Review, Lyle Denniston, Robert Barnes, Weyerhaeuser, Howe, Adam Liptak


Afternoon round-up: Additional day of confirmation hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its hearing, which included testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Early coverage comes from Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post, another piece in the Post comes from Lori Rozsa, Steven Burkholder and David A. Farenthold, who report on the high level of attention being paid to the hearing nationwide. A live feed of coverage comes ...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Npr, Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Round-up


Afternoon round-up: Additional day of confirmation hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its hearing, which included testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Early coverage comes from Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post, another piece in the Post comes from Lori Rozsa, Steven Burkholder and David A. Farenthold, who report on the high level of attention being paid to the hearing nationwide. A live feed of coverage comes ...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Npr, Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Round-up


Tuesday round-up

For The Wall Street Journal, Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson report that “Republicans rallied around embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, vowing Monday to push his confirmation through the Senate even as a new allegation of sexual misconduct emerged days before a hearing on an earlier assault claim.” For The New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Catie Edmondson report that Kavanaugh “mounted an aggressive defense of himself on Monday, vowing to fight the ‘smears’ and declarin...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Alabama, New York Times, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison, Aba, Round-up, New Republic, Senate Judiciary Committee, Howe, Andrew Cohen


Friday round-up

At The Washington Post, Seung Min Kim and others report that “[a]n attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said Thursday that her appearing at a hearing on Monday to detail her claims is ‘not possible’ but that she could testify later in the week.” Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports for The New York Times that Ford “appeared to leave the door open to testifying even if the F.B.I. does not...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Court, Cnn, Ford, New York Times, Npr, Oklahoma, Wall Street Journal, Jones, Round-up, Thomas, Anita Hill


“How the Clinton sex scandal shaped Brett Kavanaugh — and could give clues on his thoughts on Robert Mueller”

“How the Clinton sex scandal shaped Brett Kavanaugh — and could give clues on his thoughts on Robert Mueller”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Cnn, Clinton, Joan Biskupic, Robert Mueller, Brett Kavanaugh


Tuesday round-up

Recent coverage of the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court focuses on newly released documents from Kavanaugh’s tenure in the office of independent counsel Kenneth Starr. For The Washington Post, Michael Kranish reports that “[a] 1998 memo written by Brett Kavanaugh proposed a series of tough, sexually explicit questions for President Bill Clinton to answer about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, shedding new light on the Supreme Court nominee’s moralistic outlook and his vie...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Court, Cnn, New York Times, Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, Monica Lewinsky, Howe


“Trump’s Supreme Court pick calls Antonin Scalia a ‘role model’ and a ‘judicial hero'”

“Trump’s Supreme Court pick calls Antonin Scalia a ‘role model’ and a ‘judicial hero'”: Manu Raju and Joan Biskupic of CNN have this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Cnn, Antonin Scalia, Joan Biskupic, Manu Raju, Trump s Supreme Court


Monday round-up

On Friday afternoon, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that the committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy will begin on September 4 and last three to four days. Coverage comes from Elana Schor at Politico, Richard Wolf for USA Today, Seung Min Kim for The Washington Post, Lisa Mascaro and Mark Sherman for the Associated Press, Todd Ruger at Roll Call, and Manu Raju at CNN. At Vox, Li Zhou reports that “Grassley’s ...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Cnn, New York Times, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Associated Press, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Starr


“At Bush White House, Kavanaugh Offered Help on Terrorism Prisoners, Email Shows”

“At Bush White House, Kavanaugh Offered Help on Terrorism Prisoners, Email Shows”: Charlie Savage and Michael D. Shear have this article in today’s edition of The New York Times. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “New Kavanaugh documents prompt partisan debate over vetting.” Joan Biskupic of CNN reports that “Newly released documents illuminate little from Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.” And Eliana Johnson of Politico reports that “Email exposes Kavanaugh to questions about role ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Uncategorized, Cnn, New York Times, The Washington Post, Bush, Charlie Savage, Robert Barnes, Michael D Shear, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic, Eliana Johnson, Trump s Supreme Court, New Kavanaugh


Tuesday round-up

For this blog, in a post first published at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that “[t]he Supreme Court declined to intervene [yester]day in a lawsuit filed by a group of 21 children and teenagers who allege that they have a constitutional right to a ‘climate system capable of sustaining human life.’” Additional coverage comes from Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Timothy Cama at The Hill, John Siciliano at the Washington Examiner, Mary Papenfuss at Huffpost, and Lyle Denniston at his eponymous blo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Cnn, Gop, Hawaii, Associated Press, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, Democratic, Lyle Denniston, U S Supreme Court


Thursday round-up

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court remains front and center in the news. For The Washington Post, Amy Brittain reports that financial disclosures and information provided by the White House indicate that “Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets.” For The New York Times, Katie Benner repor...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Washington Post, White House, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, Liberty, New York Times, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, The Washington Post


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to the Supreme Court. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage; Mark Walsh provides a “view” from the East Room. Additional coverage comes from Nina Totenberg on NPR’s Morning Edition (podcast), Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal and David Jackson and Richard Wolf of USA Today. Commentary comes from Jessica Mason Pieklo of Rewire.News, who writes that “as in all reality...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, Npr, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, Richard Wolf, Nina Totenberg


Thursday round-up

Court-watchers did not take a holiday yesterday from the Supreme Court nomination drama. For the Associated Press, Catherine Lucey and others report that President Donald Trump has now spoken with seven candidates for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s soon-to-be-vacant seat and that “Vice President Mike Pence has met with some of the contenders” as well. For The Wall Street Journal, Peter Nicholas and Louise Radnofsky report that “[f]ollowing a brisk round of interviews Monday and Tuesday, the three fro...
Tags: Maryland, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, Indiana, Cnn, Gop, United States, South Dakota


“Confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court pick could be shaped by Russia and Roe”

“Confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court pick could be shaped by Russia and Roe”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report.
Tags: Law, Russia, Uncategorized, Cnn, Roe, Joan Biskupic, Trump s Supreme Court, Confirmation of Trump 's Supreme Court


Aides push Trump toward 2 potential nominees

Sources say White House aides are pushing President Trump to pick either Amy Cone Barrett or Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for Supreme Court justice. CNN's Joan Biskupic shares details on the two potential nominees.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Joan Biskupic, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Cone Barrett


Monday round-up

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s on June 27 generates significant coverage and commentary—especially with regard to consequences for Kennedy’s legacy, the court, politics and other specific issue areas. Nina Totenberg of NPR writes that Kennedy “may feel secure in his legacy. But Justice Sandra Day O’Connor did, too, only to be disappointed.” For the New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin observes “some irony in Kennedy’s decision” to retire because the “whole purpose of [President Donald] Trump’s Supreme Court ...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, Book Reviews, Nbc News, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Indiana


“What Anthony Kennedy’s retirement means for abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the future of the Supreme Court”

“What Anthony Kennedy’s retirement means for abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the future of the Supreme Court”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Cnn, Anthony Kennedy, Joan Biskupic


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued two more decisions, bringing the number of remaining cases down to four. Mark Walsh has a first-hand account of today’s opinion announcements for this blog. In Abbott v. Perez, the court, by a vote of 5-4, largely upheld Texas’ federal congressional and state legislative maps against a racial-gerrymandering challenge. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog; her analysis was first published at Howe on the Court. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer for the...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Bloomberg, Indiana, Cnn, Netflix, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, American Express, Ohio, Fox News


Wednesday round-up

The dust continues to settle from the court’s unanimous rulings on Monday in two partisan-gerrymandering cases, Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone, both of which the justices sent back to the lower courts without reaching the merits. At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports that “[t]he Supreme Court’s rejection of Democrats’ challenge to districts they say were rigged on a partisan basis by Wisconsin Republicans [in Whitford] came on a 9-0 vote, but dueling opinions revealed internal conflicts and port...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Nbc News, America, Indiana, Cnn, Chicago, Netflix, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Wisconsin, Courthouse News Service, Kennedy