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Judge Kavanaugh on the Fourth Amendment

July 20th, 2018 06:16 PM

Judge Kavanaugh on the Fourth AmendmentOrin S. Kerr is the Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s views of the Fourth Amendment have drawn significant interest following his recent nomination to the Supreme Court. This post takes a close look at Kavanaugh’s key Fourth […]

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Kavanaugh’s extra-judicial writing and speechesWe’ve collected extra-judicial writing, speeches and panel appearances of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We may continue to update this post as we find additional materials. Articles and speech transcripts published in law reviews “Defense Presence and Participation: A Procedural Minimum for Batson v. Kentucky Hearings,” published in Volume 99 of the Yale Law Journal, 1989 “The […]

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Friday round-up

July 20th, 2018 09:49 AM

Friday round-upJudge Brett Kavanaugh remains atop the slow-moving Supreme Court news cycle. Adam Liptak of The New York Times surveys 12 sets of evaluations spanning 700 pages from about 350 law students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown and finds “almost only glowing praise for Judge Kavanaugh’s teaching.” Former Harvard students praise Kavanaugh in a letter at […]

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Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act: <em>Seven-Sky v. Holder</em>Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote an interesting dissent in Seven-Sky v. Holder, a 2011 appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit about the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In that case, a panel majority (Judges Laurence Silberman and Harry Edwards) upheld […]

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Thursday round-up

July 19th, 2018 11:08 AM

Thursday round-upAs Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination reaches its 10th day, it continues to generate interest. Jeffrey Jones presents the results of a Gallup poll: A “four-percentage point margin [in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation] is slimmer than any Gallup has measured in its initial read on 10 prior nominees since 1987,” with the average margin being 23 […]

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Judge Kavanaugh on abortion: Rehnquist as “judicial hero” and the case of Jane DoeDuring his campaign for the presidency, then-candidate Donald Trump announced that he would appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. Other presidents have made similar promises before, but they have not always come to pass. For example, in 1981 […]

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Kavanaugh and the environment

July 18th, 2018 01:27 PM

Kavanaugh and the environmentMichael Livermore is professor of law at University of Virginia School of Law. As in many other areas, Justice Anthony Kennedy was the swing vote in environmental cases, lining up in the middle of his more reliably conservative and liberal peers. His proposed replacement, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has exhibited a very clear track record of […]

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Event announcement: Panel on LGBT and women’s rights after KennedyOn July 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Washington, the Humanist Legal Society will host a panel entitled, “The Supreme Court after Kennedy: What’s Next for LGBT and Women’s Rights?” Speakers include Shannon Minter, Maya Rupert and David Codell. More information, including registration instructions, is available here.

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Wednesday round-up

July 18th, 2018 06:58 AM

Wednesday round-upJudge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination continues to dominate court-watchers’ attention. At Politico, Lorraine Woellert reports that “[m]ore Americans oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court than that of any other nominee in recent history, according to a poll from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.” Kevin Daley reports for The Daily Caller that […]

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Event Announcement: Term review webinar

July 17th, 2018 03:48 PM

Event Announcement: Term review webinarOn July 24 at 1 p.m. EST, the National Association of Counties will host a webinar reviewing the past Supreme Court term. Speakers include Eric Citron, Shay Dvoretzky and Lydia Wheeler. To register for the webinar go here.

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