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Thursday round-up

The court is expected to release one or more opinions in argued cases on Thursday morning. For a list of all argued cases for the current term, click here. Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: The Supreme Court After Trump (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times) This Dog Won’t Hunt: Texas’s Wrong-headed Argument against Clergy for the Condemned (Eric Rassbach & Chris Pagliarella, National Review) Abortion drug ruling highlights Trump’s wins on the...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Trump, Round-up, Ian Millhiser, Josh Gerstein, Joan Biskupic, Amy Coney Barrett


Friday round-up

In the latest entry to the Supreme Court’s coronavirus docket, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn filed an emergency request Thursday asking the justices to grant it relief from attendance limits at church services ordered by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). Amy Howe explains the dispute. The justices meet Friday for their private weekly conference to decide whether to take up any new cases. Among the noteworthy petitions slated to be discussed are a case involving the Sixth Amendment right t...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, Round-up, Thomas, Wal Mart Stores Inc, Alito, Josh Gerstein, Amy Howe, Tim McGhee, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Wall Street Journal Harvard, Wendell Bird, Texas Dallas Morning News


Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Saying PACER Overcharged Users (techdirt)

A lawsuit against PACER for its long list of wrongs may finally pay off for the many, many people who've subjected themselves to its many indignities. The interface looks and runs like a personal Geocities page and those who manage to navigate it successfully are on the hook for pretty much every page it generates, including $0.10/page for search results that may not actually give users what they're looking for. Everything else is $0.10/page too, including filings, orders, and the dockets them...
Tags: News, Congress, US, Appeals Court, Josh Gerstein, Tim Cushing, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Public Access to Court Electronic Records, Alliance for Justice, National Consumer Law Center, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, National Veterans Legal Services Program


Monday round-up

The Supreme Court begins its second week of summer recess as court watchers continue to absorb the news on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a recurrence of cancer. Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports that Ginsburg’s announcement renews focus on a lack of transparency around the justices’ health, with critics saying the public is entitled to more information. CNN’s Dan Berman notes that gemcitabine – the chemotherapy drug that Ginsburg began on May 19 – “is a standard chemotherapy treatme...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Cnn, Idaho, New York Times, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maui, Marcus, Trump, Lewis


U.S. files superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell

U.S. prosecutors have filed a superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell, former girlfriend, longtime business associate, and alleged co-perpetrator of crimes with the late serial rapist Jeffrey Epstein. The indictment against Maxwell was made public on Friday in Manhattan federal court, and like the original indictment accused Maxwell of six criminal counts. Maxwell has been charged with grooming and luring girls so Epstein could violently sexually abuse and rape them, which he is said...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Justice, Law, US news, Maxwell, Manhattan, Reuters, Doc, Josh Gerstein, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, SDNY, Ghislaine


Tuesday round-up

At AP, Mark Sherman reports that “Chief Justice John Roberts told graduating seniors at his son’s high school that the coronavirus has ‘pierced our illusion of certainty and control’ and he counseled the students to make their way with humility, compassion and courage in a world turned upside down.” At The National Law Journal, Tony Mauro reports that in a video posted on the school’s website on Saturday, Roberts called the crisis “‘the world’s way of saying to mankind, “you’re not in charge.”’”...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Politico, Court, Bloomberg, Ap, Sierra Club, Southern California, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, Mark Sherman, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Wildlife Service


Tuesday round-up

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will hear 10 hours of oral argument via teleconference in previously postponed cases between May 4 and May 13, with specific dates to be announced. At this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that “the court will provide live-audio access to the media – and that media access will be pooled – for both reporting and live-streaming purposes,” meaning that “live audio of the arguments will be available to the p...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Obamacare, New York City, Court, Bloomberg, Cnn, Wisconsin, Kansas, Npr, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up


Tuesday round-up

Because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the Supreme Court has postponed the oral argument session that was scheduled to begin on Monday, March 23. Amy Howe covers the announcement for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At The Hill, John Kruzel reports that “[t]he postponement affects six days of oral arguments slated for late March and April 1, including a March 31 dispute involving efforts by House Democrats and New York state prosecutors to obtain y...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Politico, House, New York Times, Seattle, Trump, Round-up, Stephens, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Howe, Adam Liptak, Josh Gerstein, Amy Howe


Roger Stone leaves jury selection early, food poisoning blamed

Roger Stone had to leave jury selection early today because he had 'food poisoning.' Earlier, an observer was taken out of the courtroom on a stretcher after appearing to have had a seizure. From the Daily Beast: Stone abruptly got up and fled the courtroom after the first potential juror took the witness stand. Moments later, a spectator in the back of the courtroom reportedly moaned loudly and collapsed—causing the proceedings to stop as the entire courtroom was cleared. The man was later s...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Josh Gerstein, Stone, Robert Mueller, Allan Smith, Amy Berman Jackson


Barr: We'll release the Mueller report in a week but first we gotta color code it and redact the bad stuff

Trump's handpicked Attorney General Bill Barr says the report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office will be ready for public release within about a week. Barr also said: “I do not intend” to provide “the full, unredacted report” to Congress — even as House Judiciary has threatened to subpoena for it. The Department of Justice is working with the office of the Special Counsel to color code its contents, redact, and add explanations for the basis behind each redaction. Yes, that's...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump, Josh Gerstein, Mueller, Andrew Cohen


Friday round-up

At Take Care, Nelson Tebbe and Micah Schwartzman worry that “some liberal justices might refuse to call out th[e] egregious violation of Establishment Clause principles in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, a challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, “[i]n an effort to gain concessions or to limit the possible damage that this case might do to decades of Establishment Clause precedent.” Additional commentary comes from Andrew Seidel at Rewire....
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Politico, Court, Alabama, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, United States, Idaho, Ford, Liberty, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison


Wednesday round-up

In a speech yesterday referring to “the contentious events in Washington of recent weeks,” Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized the independence of the Supreme Court. Andrew Hamm covers Roberts’ remarks for this blog. Additional coverage comes from Josh Gerstein at Politico, Robert Barnes for The Washington Post, Brent Kendall for , and Ariane de Vogue at CNN, who reports that “Roberts commended recent remarks by his ‘newest colleague’ during his ceremonial swearing-in at the White House,” at ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, White House, Cnn, Nielsen, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, John Roberts, Robert Barnes, Roberts, U S, Josh Gerstein, Kavanaugh, Juliana, Andrew Hamm


“Kavanaugh rebuffs call to open up confidential talks with journalists”

“Kavanaugh rebuffs call to open up confidential talks with journalists”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Josh Gerstein, Kavanaugh


Judge Says Trump 'Witch Hunt' Tweets Can't Beat DOJ's Glomar Response On FBI Investigation Documents (techdirt)

A federal court has decided public statements -- including a handful of tweets -- from President Trump aren't enough to undercut the DOJ's Glomar response about the existence of investigation documents. The James Madison Project, along with journalist Josh Gerstein, have been seeking documents confirming (or denying) President Trump himself has been or is currently the target of a DOJ investigation. (h/t Mike Scarcella) The DOJ has refused to answer the question or provide documents asserting a...
Tags: News, Fbi, Donald Trump, Doj, James Comey, Trump, Josh Gerstein, Comey, Tim Cushing, FBI DOJ, Mike Scarcella, James Madison Project, FBI Investigation Documents, Glomar


“Appeals Court Tosses Lawsuit Arguing Trump Incited Violence at Rally; Ruling says the presidential candidate’s remarks ‘get ’em out,’ didn’t advocate ‘imminent lawless action'”

“Appeals Court Tosses Lawsuit Arguing Trump Incited Violence at Rally; Ruling says the presidential candidate’s remarks ‘get ’em out,’ didn’t advocate ‘imminent lawless action'”: Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has . Matthew Glowicki of The Louisville Courier Journal reports that “Trump’s speech at Louisville rally didn’t incite violence, court rules.” Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “Court hands Trump victory in lawsuit by campaign rally protesters.” And Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed...
Tags: Law, Politico, Court, Uncategorized, Rally, Ruling, Wall Street Journal, Louisville, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Brent Kendall, Josh Gerstein, Zoe Tillman, Trump Didn, The Louisville Courier Journal, Matthew Glowicki


“Koch Brothers’ PAC Must Reveal Major Donors in California Filings, Court Says”

“Koch Brothers’ PAC Must Reveal Major Donors in California Filings, Court Says”: Andrew M Harris of Bloomberg News has this report. And Josh Gerstein of Politico has a blog post titled “Koch group loses donor secrecy fight at appeals court.” You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Koch Brothers, Bloomberg News, Koch, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Josh Gerstein, Andrew M Harris, PAC Must Reveal Major Donors, Koch Brothers PAC Must Reveal Major Donors


Thursday round-up

With only a few days left before Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday indicated that “he can’t foresee anything that would make him delay next week’s hearings,” reports Tony Leys of Des Moines Register. In commentary at Rewire.News, Jodi Jacobson questions the decision by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to agree with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “fast-track confirmation...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico, Court, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Usa Today, North Carolina, Kennedy, Economist, ABA Journal, Round-up, Senate Judiciary Committee


“Clinton lawyer backs Kavanaugh”:

“Clinton lawyer backs Kavanaugh”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this blog post.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Clinton, Josh Gerstein, Kavanaugh


“Appeals court denies immediate release for Manafort”

“Appeals court denies immediate release for Manafort”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, D C Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Josh Gerstein, Manafort


“Manafort drops appeal in suit challenging Mueller’s authority”

“Manafort drops appeal in suit challenging Mueller’s authority”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Josh Gerstein, Mueller, Manafort


Tuesday round-up

Coverage of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive record in government and on the bench continues as reporters and commentators sift through Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire and other documents. For The Washington Post, Seung Min Kim and Robert Barnes report that “Kavanaugh’s years-old remarks questioning the landmark ruling that forced President Richard M. Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes opened a new front in the battle over his confirmation, ensurin...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Court, America, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Npr, Illinois, Starr, Kennedy


“‘Brett was involved’: Inside Supreme Court nominee’s work for Bill Clinton probe; Ken Starr’s investigation of Bill Clinton two decades ago was notoriously leaky.”

“‘Brett was involved’: Inside Supreme Court nominee’s work for Bill Clinton probe; Ken Starr’s investigation of Bill Clinton two decades ago was notoriously leaky.” Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bill Clinton, Brett, Josh Gerstein, Ken Starr, Inside 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


“Appeals court denies immediate release for Manafort”

“Appeals court denies immediate release for Manafort”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Josh Gerstein, Manafort


Monday round-up

This evening President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Robert Costa and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post report that Trump said yesterday he was “close” to a final decision; Maggie Haberman, Adam Liptak and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times report that “he might need to extend the process well into Monday.” When he does make the announcement, Trump – who “has warned his associates against leaking his next Supreme C...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Russia, Court, United States, Missouri, Maine, House, New York Times, Connecticut, Bill Clinton


“Teenage immigrant abortion case could be hurdle for Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court bid; Kavanaug’s critics say his actions in the case showed a concerning tendency toward caution and compromise”

“Teenage immigrant abortion case could be hurdle for Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court bid; Kavanaug’s critics say his actions in the case showed a concerning tendency toward caution and compromise”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Josh Gerstein, Kavanaugh, Kavanaug, Kavanaugh s Supreme Court


Friday round-up

As the Monday deadline President Donald Trump has set for announcing his replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy approaches, Robert Costa and Seung Min Kim report for The Washington Post that “Trump’s deliberations over a Supreme Court nominee now center on three candidates culled from his shortlist: federal judges Brett M. Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett.” At NPR, Nina Totenberg names Kavanaugh and Barrett as the two finalists, and reports that “a quint...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Politico, Court, Nbc News, South Dakota, New York Times, Arizona, Ohio, Npr, Christian, Illinois, Donald Trump, Ada


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


“‘Even Trump can’t screw this up’: Kennedy retirement unites GOP; The president hopes naming a new Supreme Court justice will return him to the high-water mark of the Gorsuch confirmation just in time for the midterms.”

“‘Even Trump can’t screw this up’: Kennedy retirement unites GOP; The president hopes naming a new Supreme Court justice will return him to the high-water mark of the Gorsuch confirmation just in time for the midterms.” Andrew Restuccia and Lorraine Woellert of Politico have this report. And Josh Gerstein and Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico report that “Kennedy’s exit could upend abortion rights and end affirmative action; Other issues likely to be affected by a conservative replacement on the Su...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Politico, Uncategorized, Gop, Kennedy, Trump, Josh Gerstein, Gorsuch, Jennifer Haberkorn, Andrew Restuccia, Lorraine Woellert


Afternoon round-up: Trump v. Hawaii

This morning the court issued a 5-4 opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, which rejected a challenge to President Donald Trump’s September 2017 proclamation restricting entry into the United States by nationals of eight countries. Amy Howe covered the ruling for this blog; her coverage first appeared at Howe on the Court. Early coverage comes from Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear of The New York Times; Josh Gerstein and Ted Hesson of Politico; Lydia Wheeler of The Hill; Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Buzzfeed, Politico, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Vox, Donald Trump, The Washington Post