* Adam Feldman examines the historic file to take a look at how Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal affirmation course of may have an effect on his jurisprudence. [Empirical SCOTUS]

* And Joel Cohen seems at how Justice Kavanaugh’s affirmation combat may have an effect on his judging of the accused. [Law and Crime]

* In the meantime, David Oscar Markus argues that prison defendants in federal court docket get handled a lot worse than Justice Kavanaugh. [The Hill]

* Jemele Hill factors out the assist and sympathy for Justice Kavanaugh from a probably shocking quarter: African-American males. [The Atlantic]

* Packing the Supreme Court? There must be a constitutional modification about that, Jim Lindgren says. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]

* In reality, is it time for progressives to combat in opposition to, relatively than inside, the courts? Howard Wasserman presents ideas on the latest Slate debate between Daniel Hemel and Christopher Jon Sprigman. [PrawfsBlawg]

* Patrick Gregory stories on the newest controversy on this planet of lower-court nominations: the ABA’s “not certified” ranking of Eighth Circuit nominee Jonathan Kobes. [Big Law Business]

* Edmund Zagorski has a number of authorized challenges to his execution (which is now on hold); former federal defender Stephen Cooper seems on the one primarily based on the tactic of execution. [Tennessean]

* Congratulations to Pedro Hernandez on the dismissal of his case — and to his counsel, Alex Spiro of Quinn Emanuel, on the good consequence.


DBL square headshotDavid Lat is editor at giant and founding editor of Above the Legislation, in addition to the creator of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He beforehand labored as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation affiliate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a regulation clerk to Decide Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You’ll be able to join with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you may attain him by e mail at [email protected].

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