May 9, 2022 6:30 am

Pro-Choice Activists Protest Outside Homes of John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh

Plus: Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter, officials want to tax NFTs, and more…

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May 9, 2022 6:01 am

Judge’s Advice That Party “‘Zip It’ on Social Media” Isn’t an Injunction

From U.S. v. Haight v. RRSA (Commercial Division), LLC, decided Wednesday by Judge Karen Gren Scholer (N.D. Tex.): Two weeks after announcing [that the case had settled], Defendants filed the instant Motion requesting dismissal as a sanction against Plaintiff-Relator Tina Haight or, alternatively, “other appropriate sanctions,” based on Relator’s alleged “defamatory and false statements” on…

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May 9, 2022 5:01 am

And One More on Expert Witnesses in Libel Lawsuits

Yet again, from Judge Paul Byron (M.D. Fla.) in Grayson v. No Labels, Inc., decided last week, this one rejecting an expert proposed by the defense (for two other opinions in the same case, about experts proposed by the plaintiff, see this post and this post): Plaintiff Alan Grayson contends in his Second Amended Complaint…

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May 9, 2022 5:01 am

Quit Saying the Court Decided a Case

The Court doesn’t decide cases; it only answers discrete questions, but it hasn’t always been that way.

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May 9, 2022 4:00 am

Is Kamala Harris Serious About Privacy Rights?

Stop government interference in reproduction, medical decisions, gun ownership, drug use, and more.

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May 9, 2022 4:00 am

Today in Supreme Court History: May 9, 1974

5/9/1974: Resolution to impeach President Nixon introduced in the House of Representatives. On 7/24/1974, the Supreme Court would decide U.S. v. Nixon.

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May 9, 2022 3:00 am

The Pandemic Killed Dissent in Hong Kong

Every June since 1990, residents had held a vigil for the Tiananmen Square dead. But in 2020, Hong Kong announced an extension of social distancing restrictions until June 5, the day after the anniversary.

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May 9, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: Time Is on His Side

Weatherford, Oklahoma, police officer Jeremy Anderson has been charged with neglect to perform a duty and larceny after being arrested for stealing 99 fentanyl pills from the police department’s evidence room. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The suspect originally arrested with the pills was charged with drug trafficking. That carries…

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May 8, 2022 9:45 pm

A Taxonomy To Measure Supreme Court Leaks

I offer a taxonomy to measure Supreme Court leaks, with three primary variables: (1) timing, (2) details, (3) impact.

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May 8, 2022 8:54 pm

Prof. Ben Johnson (Penn State) Guest-Blogging

I’m delighted to report that Prof. Ben Johnson (Penn State) will be guest-blogging this week about this article of his, just published in the Columbia Law Review; here’s the abstract: Arbitrary control over its own docket is the hallmark of the modern Supreme Court. While the Court’s power to choose its cases is a frequent…

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May 8, 2022 5:10 pm

Vladimir Zelensky’s Victory Day Address

A masterful linkage, I think, of the usual theme of Victory Day—the fight against the Nazis in World War II—and the circumstances today.

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