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It’s me. SCOTUS, law & politics — including LGBTQ, post-Roe, criminal law, and democracy issues — at Law Dork. / Sober. Queer. Bipolar. Buckeye. Theater. Runner. Gaymer.

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BREAKING: Federal judge rules that Florida’s ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors and many of its restrictions on similar adult care are unconstitutional. More to come at Law Dork. https://www.lawdork.com/

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    Texas AG Ken Paxton is getting free legal help in several ideological cases from Stephen Miller’s America First Legal.

    Read the story and the contract, only at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/texas-ag-ken-paxton-is-getting-free

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    NEW: The seven-justice, all-Republican-appointee Florida Supreme Court, including five Ron DeSantis appointees, expanded DeSantis’s power to overturn the will of the voters on Thursday. https://www.lawdork.com/p/desantis-worrell-florida-supreme-court

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    The Supreme Court grants one new case, Delligatti v. U.S., a criminal law statutory interpretation case. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/060324zor_6537.pdf

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    SCOTUS again takes no action on the Kentucky and Tennessee bans on gender-affirming medical care for minors. They will be relisted for a later conference. As noted at Law Dork last night: https://www.lawdork.com/p/enter-june-the-scotus-rush-approaches

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    Here’s Delligatti v. US, the case the court did grant today: https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/23-825.html

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    SCOTUS also vacates and remands in a challenge to Arkansas’s congressional map in light of Alexander v. SC State Conference of the NAACP. (I’m not sure this changes the outcome; I think it primarily just forces the text in Alexander to be used.) Docket: https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/23-138.html

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    After Jack Smith refiled his motion to modify the conditions of Trump's release on May 31 (after initially filing it May 24) to comply with Cannon's requirements, Cannon today set a leisurely two-week turnaround for Trump's response and another week for Smith's reply.

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    Sam Alito believes you — and, perhaps, his colleagues — are stupid.

    Late-night Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/sam-alito-believes-you-and-perhaps

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    BREAKING: Justice Sam Alito refuses to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases or Trump cases in letter to Congress.

    "My wife is fond of flying flags. I am not," he writes.

    Background at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/sam-alito-is-a-problem

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    OK. A lot happened over the long weekend, if you were blessedly off with a job of beach or something similar.

    First up, The Washington Post acknowledged that it knew about the (first) Alito flag story since Jan 2021, and I had some questions. https://www.lawdork.com/p/washington-post-bombshell-washington

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    I cannot get over how many times in recent years the Washington Post had to decide not to share that they knew the Alito household flew an upside-down flag in the immediate aftermath of Jan 6 before reporting it today. https://www.lawdork.com/p/washington-post-bombshell-washington

    chrisgeidner , to random
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    Saturday's Washington Post report raises many questions — several relating to the fact that the Post, at least passively, made the decision not to reveal the (first) Alito flag story many times since 2021. https://www.lawdork.com/p/washington-post-bombshell-washington

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    NEW: What happened at SCOTUS today in the South Carolina racial gerrymandering case decision? A lot — but the bottom line is that this is another step in the Roberts Court's long-term project to erode voting rights protections.

    Tonight, at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/the-roberts-court-conservatives-erode

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    HUGE: A federal judge today denied Alabama AG Steve Marshall's request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging his threat to prosecute those who help people obtain abortions out of state, citing the constitutional right to travel and the First Amendment. https://www.lawdork.com/p/alabama-right-to-travel-abortion-dismiss-denial

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    On the right to travel: "[T]he Constitution protects the right to cross state lines and engage in lawful conduct in other States, including receiving an abortion."

    Now, at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/alabama-right-to-travel-abortion-dismiss-denial

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    On the First Amendment: "The court cannot accept the Attorney General’s [argument], which would have dangerous consequences for the freedom of expression."

    Now, at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/alabama-right-to-travel-abortion-dismiss-denial

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    BREAKING: Federal judge rebukes Alabama AG's threat to prosecute providing help for out-of-state abortions.

    A judge on Monday denied the AG's request to have lawsuits challenging his threatened prosecutions dismissed. https://www.lawdork.com/p/alabama-right-to-travel-abortion-dismiss-denial

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    I spent all morning at the National Archives “doing my own research,” and I am so glad to be able to start digging into a project that I’ve been wanting to do for more than year now. ☺️

    Thanks to all of the Law Dork subscribers making it possible. https://www.lawdork.com/

    chrisgeidner , to random
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    I wrote at Law Dork about the dangers of a second Trump administration to the courts — and the consequences for democracy. https://www.lawdork.com/p/six-months-out-trump-courts

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    It's essential to look at the extreme dangers of a second Trump administration. If Trump does win, it’s important to realize that even the best-case scenarios are very bad — for Democrats and the left, certainly, but also for democracy.

    This Sunday, I just want to quantify the danger for — and subsequently from — the courts. https://www.lawdork.com/p/six-months-out-trump-courts

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    Judges, numbers, and consequences. https://www.lawdork.com/p/six-months-out-trump-courts

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    NEW: If the courts are a precarious place for justice already, a second Trump administration would likely end even the possibility of the courts being a potential source of justice without a radical alteration.

    Tonight at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/six-months-out-trump-courts

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    Six months out: The dangers to — and from — the courts in a second Trump administration.

    Tonight, at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/six-months-out-trump-courts

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    Over the past week at Law Dork, I've covered legislation, litigation, appellate arguments, shadow docket action, and Supreme Court merits cases. In other words, all of it. Subscribe now: https://www.lawdork.com/

    chrisgeidner , to random
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    Always remember, since Tom Cotton wants a news cycle: He is trash. He does not operate in good faith and appears to both hate democracy and prefer a military dictatorship. He is a dangerous man, and the only good news is that he’s currently in the minority party in the Senate.

    chrisgeidner OP ,
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    And, while you’re here, subscribe to Law Dork, just because: https://www.lawdork.com/

    chrisgeidner , to random
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    All of that to say, I cover a lot at Law Dork. I’m watching what’s going on not only at the Supreme Court but all around the nation.

    Subscribe today and, if you can, support my work with a paid subscription. My work is 100% funded by subscribers. https://www.lawdork.com/subscribe

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    I’m just 40 paid subscribers away from my goal, so, please think about it! https://www.lawdork.com/

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    “It remains possible that the ultimate decisions will be more moderated than the extreme visions presented by Roberts in the homelessness case, Alito in the abortion care case, or Kavanaugh in the presidential immunity case. But the warning siren was the arguments this week.”

    Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/the-supreme-courts-men-arent-here

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    "Chief Justice John Roberts displayed a alarming lack of humanity throughout the arguments on Monday, strongly fighting the idea that being homeless could ever be a status because a person can get a home at any point." https://www.lawdork.com/p/scotus-grants-pass-homelessness-arguments

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    Breaking: Indiana’s ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors will remain in effect for now, as the full Seventh Circuit denies the plaintiffs’ request to reconsider the panel’s order allowing the law to go into effect. Four judges would have reconsidered the panel’s order.

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    I was caught up with the Fifth Circuit yesterday, but I didn’t want to let the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that West Virginia’s trans sports ban can violate Title IX pass by without giving it some attention. https://www.lawdork.com/p/fourth-circuit-title-ix-west-virginia-sports-ban

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    How can conservatives lawyers lose at the Fifth Circuit? When they try to push the court far enough right to lose even a handful of conservative votes. At Law Dork, I lay out how it happened three times this week: https://www.lawdork.com/p/fifth-circuit-en-banc-denials

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    At Law Dork today, I wrote about the Florida Supreme Court’s dual abortion opinions today — and the warning flags planted in the footnotes: https://www.lawdork.com/p/florida-high-court-upholds-abortion

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    “This weekend’s gaslighting from the right around Easter falling on the same day as Transgender Day of Visibility is a stark sign of how empty the Republican Party has gotten — and how dangerous Donald Trump is, not only to transgender people, but to America.”

    New, from me, at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/trending-easter-controversy-tdov

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    Trump will get nearly every break the system can give him because he is an elite with money (if a questioned amount) and power (if a questioned amount). Each time you see a result like this for him, know that many others do not and cannot get this treatment. https://eddsa.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/public/2024_01134_PEOPLE_OF_THE_STATE_OF_v_PEOPLE_OF_THE_STATE_OF_ORDER_21.pdf

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    #Texas' SB4 immigration law: Alito extends order barring Texas from detaining migrants under SB4 immigration law for now 1/...
    #SCOTUS

    https://cbsn.ws/3PqpXZh

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    NEWS: The first SCOTUS opinion today is in Lindke v. Freed, about public officials' social media posting. Barrett has the opinion for the unanimous court, setting forth a fairly narrow standard for when "such speech is attributable to the state." https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-611_ap6c.pdf

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    The latest on Texas’s SB4 immigration law and qualified immunity, overnight at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/texas-asks-scotus-to-let-it-enforce

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    NEWS: Senate Judiciary Committee advanced six judicial nominations to the full Senate today, per committee release.

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    NEWS: Mark Meadows' request for the full Eleventh Circuit to hear his effort to remove his case to federal court is rejected. No judge even sought a vote on the request for en banc rehearing. https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ca11.84175/gov.uscourts.ca11.84175.86.2.pdf

    chrisgeidner , to random
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    Nex Benedict's death in Oklahoma is a story of the hate that has been unleashed in recent years. Following ongoing bullying because they were nonbinary, Nex was severely injured in a fight at school on Feb. 7 and died a day later. This story, and their life, matters. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nex-benedict-dead-oklahoma-b2499332.html

    chrisgeidner OP ,
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    I had been waiting for additional reporting on this before saying anything about this horror. This important story — which includes extensive comments from Nex's mother — is that report.

    chrisgeidner , to random
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    Three examples I highlight in Trump’s SCOTUS brief leave a reader otherwise unaware — of the specifics of the DC federal indictment, the procedural history of the case, or court rules — with a false understanding of what is going on. New, at Law Dork: https://www.lawdork.com/p/trump-supreme-court-immunity-stay-request

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    Just in: SCOTUS orders a response from the special counsel to Trump’s application for a stay of the mandate by 4p Tuesday, Feb. 20 — a week from today.

    chrisgeidner OP ,
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    I suspect Smith will not take the full time and might yet file this week.

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    Breaking: Donald Trump’s DC’s federal trial has been indefinitely delayed due to the Trump’s immunity case still pending on appeal at the DC Circuit, as Judge Chutkan vacates the order setting the March 4 trial date. We knew this was coming, but now it’s official official.

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