Monthly Archives: June 2018

“Kennedy’s Retirement Could Threaten Efforts to End Partisan Gerrymandering”

Michael Wines for the NY Times: For 14 years, as partisan gerrymanders across the country grew more extreme, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy came to symbolize hopes that the Supreme Court would eventually rein them in. His retirement this week did … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Surreal UK Deportations: The Government Cuts Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face!!

In this edition of Probable Cause, Newsbud’s founder and editor Sibel Edmonds’ guest is Saleem Dadabhoy, a successful businessman in the U.K. who employs twenty British citizens and is now facing deportation after being served with a controversial provision 322(5) of the Immigration Act, despite winning multiple appeals and no criminal history. Join Sibel Edmonds […]

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Today’s Must-Read: “Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening”

Adam Liptak and Maggie Haberman at the NYT with some scintillating details of the effort to butter up Justice Kennedy. Unfortunately it has led to some nutty conspiracy theories about Justice Kennedy deciding cases to help Trump for corrupt reasons. … Continue reading →

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“Will federal officials further regulate online political ads? Too soon to tell.”

CPI reports. … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“NAACP Sues To Throw Out Connecticut Legislature’s Map Over Prison Gerrymandering”

HuffPo: The NAACP and a handful of voters filed a lawsuit on Thursday to strike down the map for the Connecticut legislature before the 2020 election. The plaintiffs say that lawmakers are unconstitutionally drawing district lines when they count prisoners as … Continue reading →

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“SF Elections are Working — and Getting Even Better”

Oped from By SF election commissioners Charlotte Hill, Christopher Jerdonek and Viva Mogi: The current RCV system also facilitated higher voter participation than the previous December runoff system, which San Francisco used until 2004. Under that system, the first election occurred in November, followed by … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Is A Bad Sign For Fixing Gerrymandering”

Sam Levine reports for HuffPo. … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Viewpoints on Justice Kennedy’s Career

Politico MagazIne has assessments of Justice Kennedy from “17 legal thinkers” at this link.  Here is an excerpt from mine: The realization of human dignity and the importance of value pluralism are the themes that run most deeply to me … Continue reading →

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Richard Pildes


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Dems tell Rosenstein, Wray not to bow to GOP pressure

Democrats urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in a letter made public Thursday not to bend to pressure by congressional Republicans and hand over national security information.Wray and Rosenstein are set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday about a bombshell inspector general report released earlier this month, which found that former FBI Director James Comey made mistakes during an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer signed the letter addressed to the pair, along with Rep. Adam Schiff of California and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, warning that handing over sensitive material in response to Republicans’ demands for documents could compromise the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “With every disclosure, DOJ and FBI are reinforcing a precedent it will have to uphold, whether the Congress is in Republican

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Sen. Lee: Kennedy's retirement might not signal the end of abortion rights

The Supreme Court vacancy created by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy might not imperil abortion rights and same-sex marriage to the degree their defenders have suggested, Sen. Mike Lee said Thursday, thanks to legal doctrine that protects precedent.Lee (R-Utah), one of 25 candidates President Donald Trump has preselected for nomination to the high court, is among the most conservative lawmakers in the Senate. But he said liberal precedents might not fare as badly with the court moving forward, as some have predicted.“All of those issues involve cases that have been decided previously by the Supreme Court. It’s one thing for them to assume that a Republican appointee might come at those issues from a different worldview as a matter of first impression,” Lee told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” the morning TV news show the president is known to favor.“They have to take into account the doctrine of stare decisis, which

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