The Volokh Conspiracy: New York judge Joan Kenney holding closed-door hearings so reporters won’t ‘humiliate’ her?

‘We won’t really know how to interpret the Comey firing until we know whom Trump nominates to replace him’; The Tuesday Afternoon Massacre; New York judge Joan Kenney holding closed-door hearings so reporters won’t ‘humiliate’ her?; Politico symposium on the firing of James Comey; Interpreting the constituent authority in federal constitutions; No, a survey doesn’t show that 1 in 10 couples have broken up over their views on Trump; Trump fires FBI Director James Comey; Indonesian capital’s first Christian governor sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy; Custody decision discriminated based on religiosity, sexual history;
 
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‘We won’t really know how to interpret the Comey firing until we know whom Trump nominates to replace him’
Sound advice from Professor Dan Farber at Berkeley Law School, a noted liberal constitutional scholar and no supporter of President Trump.
The Tuesday Afternoon Massacre
There’s much to be said for the parallels that many people have noted between the actions taken Tuesday by President “I-Am-Not-Under-Investigation” Trump and those taken by President “I-Am-Not-A-Crook” Nixon in the October 1973 “Saturday Night Massacre.” Both, of course, involved relieving a subordinate who was in charge of an investigation into the possible involvement of …
 
New York judge Joan Kenney holding closed-door hearings so reporters won’t ‘humiliate’ her?
Court hearings must generally be open to the public, absent good reason — and it’s hard to see any good reason here.
Politico symposium on the firing of James Comey
It includes contributions by many legal scholars, including me.
 
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Interpreting the constituent authority in federal constitutions
The theory of constituent power underlying a federal constituent is important to the jurisprudence of the federation’s high court because all federal constitutions represent a fine balance between the ideas of “We, the People” and “We, the Peoples.” Also important is whether the constituent states or provinces are viewed as having possessed sovereignty prior to union.
 
No, a survey doesn’t show that 1 in 10 couples have broken up over their views on Trump
Some broken telephone going on in that report.
 
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey
Is this actually about Russia, not Hillary Clinton?
 
Indonesian capital’s first Christian governor sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy
“As part of a religious society, the defendant should be careful to not use words with negative connotations regarding the symbols of religions including the religion of the defendant himself.”
 
Custody decision discriminated based on religiosity, sexual history
The trial judge discussed “the details of the child’s Catholic baptism, the husband’s Catholic background, and the wife’s lack of religious affiliation,” as well as “the wife’s sexual activity and abortion before she met the husband …, and the wife’s sexual activity after the separation.”
 
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