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Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, December 9, 2016

"Tucson couple's case to help Supreme Court probe penalties for data-concealing lawyers": Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has an article that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court is using an Arizona couple's product liability lawsuit to determine how far federal judges can go when punishing attorneys who hide information."
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Whittling Away Abortion Access": Emily Bazelon has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman




"One Of Donald Trump's Supreme Court Picks Says Merrick Garland Is Too Old To Be Confirmed; But then again, so is he": Cristian Farias pf The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 09:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Michigan Supreme Court denies Jill Stein's appeal in recount case": Lauren Gibbons of MLive.com has this report.

You can access today's 3-to-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of Michigan at this link.
Posted at 09:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Who can challenge FDA label decisions? Not plaintiffs' firm with drug cases -- 3rd Circuit." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today in which I am quoted.
Posted at 07:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge on Trump's Short List Dodges the Tough Question": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge denies bond for Katherine Magbanua, one of three charged with FSU law professor Dan Markel's murder": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.
Posted at 05:09 PM by Howard Bashman




"The obscure constitutional provision that could be trouble for Trump": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Courtesy Over Death Penalty Cases May Be Dead At The Supreme Court; The justices agreed to stay one man's execution last month; But this week, they just said no in a similar case": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 04:38 PM by Howard Bashman




Access the audio of Shon Hopwood's Fourth Circuit oral argument on Wednesday: Via this link (29.3 MB mp3 audio file).

Also arguing this week in the Fourth Circuit were Andrew Pincus (access the audio at this link; 35.2 MB mp3 audio file) and Thomas Goldstein -- alas, not that Thomas Goldstein (access the audio at this link; 23.9 MB mp3 audio file).
Posted at 03:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Inmate coughs, heaves during Alabama execution raising ire over drug": David Beasley of Reuters has a report that begins, "A man executed by Alabama on Thursday night heaved and coughed for 13 minutes before dying, and critics of capital punishment said his reaction was caused by a drug that should be banned because it does not render a prisoner sufficiently unconscious."
Posted at 02:47 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. wants to send Guantanamo detainee to Israel for trial -- but there's a snag": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.

And in related coverage, Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post titled "White House seems to rule out last-minute Obama move to empty Guantanamo."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman




Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in one new case.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Justices will consider forfeiture dispute in drug case."
Posted at 02:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court wrestles with question of combatant immunity": Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press has this report on a case argued today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman




Access the December 2016 issue of the Harvard Law Review: Via this link.

Therein, law professor Richard H. Fallon Jr. has an article titled "Constitutionally Forbidden Legislative Intent."

And among the "Recent Cases" write-ups are: Chevron Corp. v. Donziger; Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Microsoft Corp. v. United States; Doe v. Internet Brands, Inc.; Oklevueha Native American Church of Hawaii, Inc. v. Lynch; and State v. Thomas.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justices on Trump list to sit out recount case": Jonathan Oosting of The Detroit News has this report.

And Kathleen Gray of The Detroit Free Press reports that "Michigan Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from recount case."

You can access the recusal decisions here and here.
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ohio lawmakers approve second abortion ban": Catherine Candisky of The Columbus Dispatch has this report.

Kim Palmer of Reuters reports that "Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill."

And Max Blau, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley, and Mayra Cuevas of CNN.com report that "Ohio passes second bill restricting abortions, both await Gov. Kasich's signature."
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Alabama Death Row inmate Ronald Bert Smith heaved, coughed for 13 minutes during execution": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.

And Kelsey Davis of The Montgomery Advertiser reports that "Ronald Smith executed for 1994 capital murder."
Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, December 8, 2016

"NC court committee to legislators: Forgo NC Supreme Court expansion plan." Anne Blythe of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Ninth Circuit's Constitutional Detour in Mohamud": Elizabeth Goitein has this post today at "Just Security."

And Tuesday at that blog, Jennifer Daskal had a related post titled "Ninth Circuit Upholds 702 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, But Leaves Open Future Challenges."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Execution of Alabama Inmate": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Arkansas Supreme Court blocks birth certificates for same-sex couples": Steve Barnes of Reuters has this report.

And Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that "Arkansas' Top Court Says Married Lesbian Moms Still Not Equal On Birth Certificates; The state can legally refuse to list the non-birth mother."

My earlier coverage of today's Arkansas Supreme Court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Access the audio of yesterday's Fourth Circuit oral argument in American Humanist Ass'n v. Maryland-National Capital Park: Via this link (35.4 MB mp3 audio file). My earlier post linking to coverage of the oral argument can be accessed here.
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Five Things to Know About SCOTUS Short-Lister Pryor": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman




"3rd Circuit sticks up for public's interest in deal between whistleblowers": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 04:53 PM by Howard Bashman




"Wikipedia's NSA lawsuit heads to federal appeals court; With rights groups, suing over agency's internet snooping": Andrea Noble of The Washington Times has this article previewing a case argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

The Fourth Circuit has already posted the audio of the oral argument online, and you can access it via this link (29.4 MB mp3 audio file).
Posted at 04:47 PM by Howard Bashman




"Arkansas court upholds gay marriage birth certificate law": Jill Bleed of The Associated Press has an article that begins, "Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection 'to acknowledge basic biological truths.'"

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Arkansas at this link.
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Reid predicts death of filibuster; In a POLITICO interview, the departing Democratic leader blamed his party's 2016 debacle on Jim Comey and said no big changes are needed": Seung Min Kim, Burgess Everett, and John Bresnahan of Politico.com have this report.
Posted at 03:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"No, Senate Democrats Can't Use The 'Nuclear Option' To Confirm Merrick Garland; Struggling to accept the consequences of electoral defeat, progressive activists are now desperately clinging to a wild conspiracy theory about how they can retain control of the Supreme Court": Sean Davis has this post at The Federalist.
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Bench Brackets: The Battle for the Next SCOTUS Justice (Part 2)." Bloomberg BNA has posted online this video segment featuring Kimberly Robinson and Patrick Gregory.
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman




SCOTUSDaily interviews Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal: You can read the interview at this link.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman




"Changing schedule for transgender case at Supreme Court": Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Four Takeaways From this Term's 2016 SCOTUS Oral Arguments": Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 02:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Under Trump, the Federal Courts Will Be Up For Grabs": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman







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