Robert Katzmann, a Humane Judge Gone Too Soon

Robert Katzmann, who had been a top federal judge, died this week at age 68.

#appeals-courts-us, #katzmann-robert-a, #law-and-legislation, #united-states

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Robert Katzmann, U.S. Judge With Reach Beyond the Bench, Dies at 68

As chief of the Second Circuit in New York, he championed immigrants’ rights, judicial transparency and schooling the public on the law. In 2019 he dealt Trump a blow.

#appeals-courts-us, #deaths-obituaries, #immigration-and-emigration, #katzmann-robert-a, #new-york-state, #u-s-court-of-appeals-for-the-second-circuit, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court

A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban. State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #benitez-roger, #california, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #second-amendment-us-constitution

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The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

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Supreme Court Rules on Tribal Police and Immigrants’ Testimony

In unanimous decisions, the justices refused to suppress evidence found by a tribal officer and rejected a presumption in favor of immigrants’ credibility.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #decisions-and-verdicts, #immigration-and-emigration, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Rejects Ernest Johnson’s Death Penalty Method Plea

The inmate, Ernest Johnson, argued that Missouri’s planned use of pentobarbital to execute him would cause excruciating pain.

#appeals-courts-us, #capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #missouri, #supreme-court-us

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U.S. Grants Temporary Protections to Thousands of Haitians

The designation, which will be in place for 18 months, could protect as many as 150,000 Haitians living temporarily in the United States.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #deportation, #haiti, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Panel Approves First Biden Judicial Picks Over G.O.P. Opposition

Two appeals courts nominees drew scant Republican support. Their approval was part of a post-Trump push by Democrats to rebalance the courts.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #jackson-akiwumi-candace, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Court Overturns Fraud Conviction of Corrine Brown, Ex-U.S. Representative

Corrine Brown, a Florida Democrat who served more than two years in prison after being found guilty of running a sham charity, was granted a new trial by a federal appeals court.

#appeals-courts-us, #brown-corrine, #democratic-party, #florida, #frauds-and-swindling, #house-of-representatives, #jacksonville-fla, #jury-system, #philanthropy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Will the Supreme Court Write Guantánamo’s Final Chapter?

The justices may get a chance to redeem the court’s own failed promises.

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Senate Begins Considering Diverse Slate of Biden Judicial Nominees

Democrats are hoping to remake the courts to counter the Trump administration’s conservative push.

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A Lively Supreme Court Argument Over a Cheerleader’s Vulgar Rant

The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether C.I.A. Black Sites Are State Secrets

A Guantánamo detainee is seeking information from two former government contractors in connection with a Polish criminal inquiry into a facility there.

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By 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Prayer Meetings in Homes

The court shifted direction in cases on Covid-related limits on religious services after Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

#appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kagan-elena, #places-of-worship, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Arguments May Be Turning Point for N.C.A.A.

The justices will consider whether limits on payments to student-athletes violate antitrust laws.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #appeals-courts-us, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden’s Judicial Nominees Have Diverse Backgrounds

The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.

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Biden Names Diverse Nominees for the Federal Bench

The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.

#american-bar-assn, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cornyn-john, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #feingold-russell-d, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #obama-barack, #remus-dana, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Case on Police Violence Reveals Fault Lines at Supreme Court

In a sharp exchange, dissenting conservatives suggested that Chief Justice Roberts warped the law in response to public sentiment.

#appeals-courts-us, #constitution-us, #fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #roberts-john-g-jr, #search-and-seizure, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court to Consider Death Sentence in Boston Marathon Bombing Case

The justices will review a decision from a federal appeals court that overturned the death sentence imposed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the perpetrators of the attack.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boston-marathon-bombings-2013, #capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #tsarnaev-dzhokhar-a, #tsarnaev-tamerlan

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Issues Her First Majority Opinion

The 7-to-2 ruling rejected an environmental group’s Freedom of Information Act request.

#appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #decisions-and-verdicts, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-protection-agency, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #freedom-of-information-act, #national-marine-fisheries-service, #sierra-club, #supreme-court-us

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Merrick Garland Faces Resurgent Peril After Years Fighting Extremism

The fallout from the Capitol attack and the shadow of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing are likely to take center stage at the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s pick for attorney general.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #content-type-personal-profile, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us

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Court Voids a ‘Tortured’ Trump Climate Rollback

The ruling strikes down weak rules for coal-burning power plants and gives the Biden administration a freer hand to impose tighter restrictions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Fire Last Time

Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 attack in Oklahoma City spurred legislation that gutted death row inmates’ rights. In the wake of the siege of the Capitol, will we make a similar mistake?

#appeals-courts-us, #capital-punishment, #clinton-bill, #habeas-corpus, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #usa-patriot-act

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Biden Said to Pick Merrick Garland as Attorney General

The choice of a judge is unusual and may reflect an effort by the president-elect to bring in an apolitical leader to bolster the Justice Department’s independence from politics.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ralph K. Winter Jr., a Top Conservative Judicial Mind, Dies at 85

As a scholar and a federal appellate judge, he changed the shape of laws on campaign finance and corporate governance.

#appeals-courts-us, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #winter-ralph-k, #yale-university

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Justices Tell Federal Judge to Reconsider Virus Limits on California Churches

The move followed a decision last week lifting restrictions on religious services in New York.

#appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #newsom-gavin, #supreme-court-us

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Federal Appeals Court Rules That Harvard Does Not Discriminate in Admissions

The case, filed by Asian-American plaintiffs, could now go to the Supreme Court, which has been the goal of groups seeking to end affirmative action.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #appeals-courts-us, #blum-edward-j, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #students-for-fair-admissions, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

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Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule Is Vacated by Federal Judge

The policy created a wealth test that would disqualify immigrants for green cards if they were deemed likely to use public benefits.

#appeals-courts-us, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states, #welfare-us

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Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases

Federal district courts have tended to rule for Democrats in litigation over how to run the election, but appeals courts, well stocked with the president’s nominees, are blocking them.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #absentee-voting, #appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #brennan-center-for-justice, #brookings-institution, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-courts-us, #obama-barack, #postal-service-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #legal-profession, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-notre-dame, #women-and-girls

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Manhattan D.A. Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns, Judges Rule

The dispute will now likely head to the Supreme Court for a second time.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #katzmann-robert-a, #leval-pierre-n, #lohier-raymond-joseph-jr, #mazars-usa, #supreme-court-us, #tax-evasion, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Are Republican Judges Putting Their Thumbs on the Electoral Scale?

Recent decisions certainly suggest as much.

#absentee-voting, #adalberto-jose-jordan, #appeals-courts-us, #biery-fred-s, #conley-william-m, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ex-convicts, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #hinkle-robert-l, #southwick-leslie-h, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-sixth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Trump Says D.A. Is Using ‘Speculation and Innuendo’ to Get His Tax Returns

Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that an investigation into the president could focus on a range of possible crimes.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #immunity-from-prosecution, #manhattan-nyc, #marrero-victor, #mazars-usa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #tax-evasion, #taxation, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

There is a lot for us to learn, not just from their friendship, but from their intellectual combat.

#appeals-courts-us, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2000, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #constitution-us, #cuban-americans, #desantis-ron, #florida, #gonzalez-elian, #lagoa-barbara, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time

The assertion by the Manhattan district attorney offered rare insight into the office’s investigation of the president and his businesses.

#appeals-courts-us, #federal-taxes-us, #marrero-victor, #mazars-usa, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Trump’s Leading Candidates to Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Vacancy

President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.

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Who is on President Trump’s List of Supreme Court Nominees?

President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.

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Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz on Trump List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

The president, who views his commitment to a conservative federal judiciary as critical to his 2016 victory, added 20 more names to earlier lists.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #clement-paul-d, #cotton-tom, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #cruz-ted, #francisco-noel-j, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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400,000 Immigrants Can Be Forced to Leave the U.S., Court Rules

People from countries like El Salvador and Haiti who won temporary protected status after fleeing natural disaster and war can be forced to return home, a federal appeals court ruled.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #el-salvador, #haiti, #honduras, #immigration-and-emigration, #nepal, #nicaragua, #sudan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling

The president is appealing an order that allowed his tax returns and other financial records to be released to the Manhattan district attorney.

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Guantánamo Forever

Does the public care about the 40 remaining inmates with no obvious end to their imprisonment?

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A College’s ‘Free Speech Areas’ Face Supreme Court Review

The justices will consider whether a student’s First Amendment lawsuit may proceed after a college in Georgia abandoned its restrictions.

#appeals-courts-us, #carr-christopher-m, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgia, #religion-and-belief, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #uzuegbunam-chike

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California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates the Second Amendment, Court Rules

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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Federal Court Rules California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates 2nd Amendment

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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We Just Saw the Future of Anti-Abortion Laws

An appellate court has reinstated a bizarre grab bag of statutes that were invalidated more than three years ago.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us

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Appeals Court Weighs Whether to Permit Inquiry Into Flynn Case Dismissal

A majority of the judges on a federal appeals court signaled that they may allow a court hearing into the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case.

#appeals-courts-us, #barr-william-p, #flynn-michael-t, #gleeson-john, #justice-department, #powell-sidney-attorney, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sullivan-emmet-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilkinson-beth-a

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House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.

#appeals-courts-us, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #justice-department, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Appeals Court Erases Order to End Michael Flynn Case, Sets New Arguments

The decision means that the legal saga over the criminal charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser will continue.

#appeals-courts-us, #barr-william-p, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flynn-michael-t, #justice-department, #powell-sidney-attorney, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sullivan-emmet-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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