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Monday, July 6, 2015

"We Armed a Zoo: Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to bear arms; It took Jeffry Smith to test the law's limits." Danny Wicentowski has this cover story in the current issue of Riverfront Times.
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman




"As death penalty debate reignites, Florida carves its own path": Michael Auslen of The Tampa Bay Times has this report.
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"Judge not: GOP blocks dozens of Obama court picks; The standoff could diminish the stamp that Obama leaves on the judiciary." Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim of Politico.com have this report today.

And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jonathan Tamari has a front page article headlined "Confirmation of judges gets bogged down in Congress."
Posted at 09:26 AM by Howard Bashman




"Chief Justice John Roberts may be beyond reconciliation with conservatives": Ben Wolfgang of The Washington Times has this report.
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman




"Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 07:49 AM by Howard Bashman




"Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

And The AP also reports that "Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution."
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, July 5, 2015

"Faith groups press GOP for response to marriage ruling": The Hill has this report.

And in related coverage, The Hill also has an article headlined "The next front in battle over gay rights."
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"The trouble with the 'dignity' of same-sex marriage": Law professor Jonathan Turley has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:26 PM by Howard Bashman




"The wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision": Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"A Gay Couple's Love, in Life and Death, Goes to the Supreme Court": Samantha Stark has this post (with video) today at the "Lens" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Texas leaders' underhanded tactics may face U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny": Columnist Steve Blow has this essay in today's edition of The Dallas Morning News.
Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Time for TV in the Supreme Court": This editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Colorado ballot measure seeks to limit gay marriages as civil unions": The Denver Post has an article that begins, "A proposed ballot initiative filed Thursday would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to gay marriage to hire a contractor to serve the couples."
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman




"Breyer, Ginsburg Surprise on Death Penalty": Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, "Jost on Justice."
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, July 4, 2015

"The New Divisions in the U.S. Supreme Court: The justices this year seemed to be less likely to vote along traditional partisan lines, but bitter battles over philosophical ideals in recent decisions could be a sign of bigger wars to come next fall." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Activist Roberts Court, 10 Years In": This editorial will appear in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Supreme Court and the Politics of Fear": Linda Greenhouse will have this essay in the Sunday Review section of tomorrow's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Happy 10th Birthday to the Blog!" David Oscar Markus has this post at the "Southern District of Florida" noting that blog's tenth birthday today.
Posted at 08:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Reporters on 2014 Supreme Court Term: Reporters who cover the Supreme Court talked about the 2014-15 Court term, including key decisions and the personalities and interactions among the nine justices; They also gave their predictions for the next term." C-SPAN has posted the video online at this link.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lawrence Hurley on the Supreme Court Term: Lawrence Hurley talked about Supreme Court decisions in the 2014-15 term, and whether they signaled a shift; He also previewed the 2015-16 term." Lawrence Hurley of Reuters appeared on this morning's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." You can access the video online, on-demand by clicking here.
Posted at 03:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal Judge: My Drug War Sentences Were 'Unfair and Disproportionate'; Nancy Gertner, who left the bench after 17 years, compares the damage caused by drug prohibition to the destruction of cities in World War II." Conor Friedersdorf has this article online at The Atlantic. Former U.S. District Judge Gertner's comments can be viewed online at YouTube via this link.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Poll: Support grows for states to ignore federal courts." The Hill has this report. More information on the survey's results can be accessed here.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Was This Past Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?" This audio segment featuring Adam Liptak appeared on Thursday's broadcast of NPR's "Fresh Air."
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Thing President Obama Didn't Do That Helped Bring About Marriage Equality": Brianne Gorod has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 01:26 PM by Howard Bashman




Access this year's installment of MoloLamken's "Supreme Court Business Briefing": At this link.
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Your Questions About the Supreme Court's Term, Answered": Jess Bravin had this post recently at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, July 3, 2015

"U.S. Asks Appeals Court to Rehear Ruling Over Rare 'Double Eagle' Coins": Peter Loftus had this post yesterday at WSJ.com's "Law Blog" reporting on a petition for rehearing en banc that the federal government filed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why Obamacare's Future is Secure": Online at The New Yorker, James Surowiecki has a post that begins, "It hasn't been quite as dramatic as Justice Owen Roberts's legendary 1937 'switch in time that saved nine,' which flipped the Supreme Court from overturning New Deal legislation to ruling its initiatives constitutional."
Posted at 07:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Try, Try Again: The most outrageous decision of this Supreme Court term." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"The biggest surprises of this term": Marty Lederman has this interesting post at Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table."
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report today. Reuters has also posted this visual depiction of the results.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, July 2, 2015

"Scalia, Sotomayor most outspoken justices inside, outside court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings."

The organization Fix the Court has posted the Justices' financial reports online at this link and has written an analysis headlined "Justices' Disclosure Reports Highlight Antiquated Process, Conflicts of Interest; Fix the Court Calls on Judiciary to Make Reports Fully Accessible and Eliminate Securities-Based Conflicts."
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"'Fractures' In The Supreme Court Revealed In This Year's Decisions": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein appeared on Tuesday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Conservative overreach may explain liberal victories in Supreme Court": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"The End of the Death Penalty? Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment." Law professor Robert J. Smith has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Interns' Big Victory Against Fox Reversed by Appeals Court; 2nd Circuit says the true test of whether internships must be paid comes down to whether the intern or the employer is the primary beneficiary of the relationship": Eriq Gardner has this post today at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Reuters reports that "Unpaid internships legal when they boost interns' learning, US court rules."

And Deadline Hollywood reports that "'Black Swan' Interns Lawsuit Overturned By Appeals Court."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"US appeals court revives SC solitary confinement challenge": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife."
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Highlights from Ted Cruz's New Book About Harvard Law School, #SCOTUS, and the Texas SG": Josh Blackman has this post today at his blog.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings": The Associated Press has this report on three rulings (access here, here, and here) that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman




Seventh Circuit affirms denial of preliminary injunction, to avoid complicity in Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, to Wheaton College: Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued today's lengthy ruling on behalf of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The district court's decision denying Wheaton College's request for a preliminary injunction, which today's Seventh Circuit ruling affirms, can be accessed here.
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Megaupload Takes U.S. Government's Asset Seizures to Appeals Court; A brief to the 4th Circuit argues the judge erred in asserting jurisdiction and interpreting whether Kim Dotcom was a fugitive": Eriq Gardner has this post today at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"En banc 2nd Circuit to clarify when computer seizures are unconstitutional": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 09:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why the late-career conversions at the Supreme Court on the death penalty?" Orin Kerr has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Liberal unity, conservative disarray led Supreme Court to the left": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"A Liberal But Restrained Supreme Court Term; Supreme Court passed up opportunities to upend existing laws, including Affordable Care Act": Jess Bravin has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"The court's liberals prevailed in most important cases, but it may not last": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman




In news coverage of yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court Order List: Adam Liptak has an article headlined "Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Union Fees" in today's edition of The New York Times.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Justices agree to hear dispute over union fees, reapportionment."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions."

Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal report that "Supreme Court to Weigh Public-Sector Union Fees; Court to decide whether Constitution forbids mandatory collective-bargaining contributions."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Supreme Court to hear California case challenging union dues."

Mary Jo Pitzl of The Arizona Republic reports that "Supreme Court to hear case challenging Arizona legislative map."

Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star reports that "Supreme Court to hear challenge to Arizona legislative maps."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Public-Sector Union Fees Draw U.S. Supreme Court Review" and "New Arizona Redistricting Case Gets U.S. High Court Review."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court takes up major case on public sector union fees" and "U.S. justices take up new Arizona redistricting panel challenge."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has posts titled "New threat to public employee unionism" and "A new look at race and politics in redistricting."
Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal judge: Same-sex marriage ruling binds Alabama." Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has this news update.

And at AL.com, Kyle Whitmire has an essay titled "Alabama gay marriage fight: Who's going to pay for this?"

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama at this link.
Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman







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