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19 Oct 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Bayer seen as likely to get new trial on punitive-damages side of glyphosate/Roundup loss [Jim Christie and Ludwig Burger, Reuters, earlier] Supreme Court declines to review California judgment finding that long-ago advertising of lead paint created public nuisance for which makers are now financially liable [Greg Stohr/Bloomberg, Donald Kochan/Federalist Society, John Sammon/NorCal Record] When if ever can you get into federal court with your takings claim? [read post]
18 Oct 2018, 2:27 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
The Heritage Foundation, along with the Federalist Society, helped compile the lists of potential Supreme Court nominees from which President Trump chose his two appointees, Justices Neil M. [read post]
18 Oct 2018, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
Gaos is a challenge to the cy pres elements of a privacy class action against Google [Federalist Society podcast with Ted, NLJ via CEI]. [read post]
17 Oct 2018, 10:23 am by CJLF Staff
The Federalist Society has a podcast on the argument by CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger. [read post]
14 Oct 2018, 9:01 pm by Dean Falvy
The debates of the Constitutional Convention, the writings of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay in The Federalist and the precedents set by Congress (which conducted three non-presidential impeachment trials within 15 years of the Constitution’s ratification) can tell us a lot about what the Founders had in mind, as long as we read them without trying to bolster a pre-conceived conclusion.Unfortunately, that is exactly what Dershowitz does on the few occasions where he mentions any of the… [read post]
14 Oct 2018, 3:50 pm by Tom Smith
Despite the strenuous objection of California’s two liberal Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, President Donald Trump is nominating three Federalist Society members to fill the vacancies in the Ninth Circuit U.S. [read post]
14 Oct 2018, 2:49 pm by Glenn Reynolds
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Trump defies DiFi and Kamala, nominating 3 Federalist Society members for Ninth Circuit. [read post]
12 Oct 2018, 1:37 pm by Tom Smith
Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, the White House announced Wednesday that Trump had nominated Patrick Bumatay, Daniel Collins and Kenneth Kiyul Lee (all from the Golden State, and reportedly all members of the conservative Federalist Society) to the influential circuit. [read post]
11 Oct 2018, 8:41 am by Dan
But we have had more courts and more justices like Kavanaugh who fight to maintain the current power structures than Douglas who fought to create an equal and free society. [read post]
10 Oct 2018, 4:23 am by Hugh Hewitt
HH: You had some great exchanges with him in his first appearance that were substantive in discussing the Federalist Papers and other things like that. [read post]
10 Oct 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
“Heisman Trophy People Sue HeismanWatch For Using Images Of The Trophy And Stating Its Name” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] At elite law schools, the days when a centrist liberal like Elena Kagan could offer a welcome to Federalist Society types are fast drawing to a close, writes Reihan Salam [The Atlantic] Being able to link to federal court cases and legal materials would be huge: legislation from Rep. [read post]
9 Oct 2018, 4:33 am by SHG
Almost immediately after the confirmation of Kavanaugh, the Federalist demonstrated its utter gracelessness by calling for a defamation suit against Christine Blasey Ford and the Washington Post. [read post]
6 Oct 2018, 6:26 am by Timothy P. Flynn
Ford's specific allegations.With all this drama, you would think that the Federalist Society and the White House would have caught some wind of this strange brew, and simply avoided all the burnt political capital by going to another conservative choice.There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh, sitting on the D.C. [read post]
5 Oct 2018, 1:30 pm by John K. Ross
New on the podcast: a special live edition recorded at UNC law school at the invitation of UNC's Federalist Society chapter and featuring Chris Brook of the ACLU of North Carolina and IJ's very own Justin Pearson. [read post]
5 Oct 2018, 5:01 am by Eugene Volokh
... and the conservative Federalist Society is named after legislative history.Go figure. [read post]
5 Oct 2018, 4:08 am by Edith Roberts
” Briefly: At the Federalist Society Review, John Baker and Michael Krauss urge the justices to “review a California Court of Appeal’s decision that holds three former lead paint manufacturers solely responsible for remediating lead paint inside hundreds of thousands of houses,” arguing that “[t]he California courts ignored two critical elements essential to any public nuisance complaint — causation and the very definition of public… [read post]
3 Oct 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is excessive in the sense that it takes a person to a different place cognitively.Kavanaugh Himself Admits the Key FactsBefore last week’s fateful Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, it came out that Kavanaugh had joked in a speech to a Federalist Society group about his excessive drinking. [read post]
2 Oct 2018, 8:40 am by Kent Scheidegger
Matthew Cavedon and Jonathan Skrmetti have this article in the Federalist Society Review on Gundy v. [read post]