How Appealing Weekly Roundup


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Ed. Note: A weekly roundup of just a few items from Howard Bashman’s How Appealing blog, the Web’s first blog devoted to appellate litigation. Check out these stories and more at How Appealing.

“Justice Elena Kagan pushes for US Supreme Court to adopt own ethics code”: Maxine Bernstein of The Oregonian has this report.

And Maia Spoto of Bloomberg Law reports that “US Supreme Court Justices Are ‘Not Imperial,’ Kagan Says.”

“Wisconsin Supreme Court enters a new era as it flips to liberal control after 15 years”: Scott Bauer of The Associated Press has this report, along with a report headlined “Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice accuses liberals of ‘raw exercise of overreaching power.’

Jessie Opoien of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that “Janet Protasiewicz sworn in as Supreme Court justice, ushering in an ideological shift.”

And Molly Beck and Daniel Bice of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report that “New liberal majority on state Supreme Court fires director of state court system.”

“The Arrogance of Samuel Alito”: Columnist Jamelle Bouie has this essay online at The New York Times.

Online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a Jurisprudence essay titled “Samuel Alito Just Took an Indefensible Jab at the Progressive Justices.” And law professor Steven Lubet has a Jurisprudence essay titled “Samuel Alito Inadvertently Made the Best Case for Supreme Court Ethics Reform.”

“Trump’s Case Has Broad Implications for American Democracy; The third indictment of the former president is the first to get to the heart of the matter: Can a sitting leader of the country spread lies to hold onto power even after voters reject him?” Peter Baker of The New York Times has this news analysis.

And online at Slate, law professor Rick Hasen — founder of the “Election Law Blog” — has a Jurisprudence essay titled “U.S. v. Trump Will Be the Most Important Case in Our Nation’s History.”

“Bruen’s Text and History Approach One Year Later: A Supreme Con.” Eric Segall has this post today at “Dorf on Law.”

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