Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:42:31 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2016
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:42:31 -0500"Court Backs Harvard in Plagiarism Challenge": Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed has a post that begins, "Harvard University did not defame or breach a contract with a former law school student when it noted a plagiarism finding on her transcript, a federal appeals court ruled Monday."
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:06:28 -0500"Cruz cites 'long historical precedent' of SCOTUS vacancies, lays ground for potential fight": Eugene Scott and Ted Barrett of CNN.com have this report.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:34:09 -0500"Antonin Scalia, Disciple of the Word": Ed Whelan has this essay online today at National Review.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:26:16 -0500"Lawyer Accuses Justice Thomas of Groping Her at Party in 1999": Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:22:33 -0500"Why Bill Gates is trying to change Washington's Supreme Court": Reid Wilson of The Hill has an article that begins, "Washington State Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins spent 10 months raising a little over $200,000 for his reelection campaign. On Oct. 17, a single donor -- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates -- wrote a $200,000 check to a political action committee aiming to boot Wiggins from office."
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:18:48 -0500"Alaska Lawyer Accuses Justice Thomas of Groping Her at 1999 Dinner Event; Woman said she was motivated to tell story after seeing other women speak up about alleged assaults or inappropriate behavior by influential men": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:04:08 -0500"Federal court asked to invalidate Pa. judge-retirement vote": Michaelle Bond of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "Two former Supreme Court chief justices and a prominent Philadelphia lawyer are asking a federal court to declare a ballot question extending state judges' retirement age unconstitutional and any votes cast on it invalid."
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:56:53 -0500"9th Circuit to corporations: Once you open your mouth, you can't lie." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:51:05 -0500"Ted Cruz's dangerous and offensive new threat; Mr. Shutdown threatens to shut down the Supreme Court": Ian Millhiser has this essay online today at ThinkProgress.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:38:56 -0500"Eight Is Not Enough: Senate Republicans believe the Supreme Court will be just fine permanently operating one justice down; Here's how John Roberts can talk sense into them." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:15:06 -0500"Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism": The Associated Press has this report.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:14:00 -0500"Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999."
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:14:57 -0500"Meet the Florist Sued Over Refusing a Same-Sex Wedding Order": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:09:34 -0500"Republicans at war over Supreme Court; Senate Republicans are girding for a brutal conflict over how to handle the lingering Supreme Court vacancy": Burgess Everett of Politico.com has a report that begins, "Senate Republicans are choosing sides ahead of a brutal conflict over how to handle the lingering Supreme Court vacancy, with Jeff Flake firing back Thursday at a suggestion by Ted Cruz that the party could indefinitely block any nominee from Hillary Clinton."
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:15:09 -0500"Narrowing Down Clinton's Choices For Supreme Court Nominee": Adam Feldman recently had this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.