Wednesday, February 19, 2014
"Appeals court upholds constitutionality of state's funeral laws, reverses others": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"As Execution Drugs Run Dry, Attention Turns To Source Of Shortage": This audio segment appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 10:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"As Obama Vows to Go It Alone, Justices Weigh a Boundary": Adam Liptak will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Attorney general: Alaska will continue defending same-sex marriage ban." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty said he will continue to defend the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, even as federal courts around the country strike down similar bans."
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Federal appeals court upholds man's banishment from many Georgia counties": The Associated Press has this report on an unpublished opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"Aereo loses copyright fight, gets banned in 6 states; Judges in New York and Utah disagree, as case heads to Supreme Court": Joe Mullin has this report today at Ars Technica.
Update: In other coverage, Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "US judge gives broadcasters injunction against Aereo online TV."
The Salt Lake Tribune has a news update headlined "Controversial TV service Aereo ordered to shut down in Utah; District court judge claims service violates copyright law."
The Associated Press reports that "Aereo blocked in some Western states after ruling."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Fox Broadcasting Wins Court Order Halting Aereo in Utah."
"Democratic and Female Judges Are Lenient. But That's O.K." Online today at The New Yorker, Tim Wu has a blog post that begins, "Imagine that you are the judge asked to sentence a convict named Shon Hopwood, a twenty-three-year-old Nebraskan who has begged you for leniency and sworn he will change his ways."
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Obama folds on aid order secrecy": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post.
Posted at 07:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"In new SCOTUS bid, Argentina hedges bet on sovereign immunity": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight today has this report, which contains a link to Argentina's petition for writ of certiorari.
Posted at 04:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Second judge ponders Virginia's same-sex marriage ban": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"WLF Briefing Focuses on U.S. Supreme Court at its Mid-Term Point": "The Legal Pulse" blog of the Washington Legal Foundation has this post today linking to the video of that organization's event earlier today.
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"EPA Emission Rules Face Test at High Court": Brent Kendall has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Does section 5(3) of New York's Domestic Relations Law void as incestuous a marriage between an uncle and niece 'of the half blood' (that is, where the husband is the half-brother of the wife's mother)?" The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today certified that question to the New York State Court of Appeals in an immigration case.
Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court of Appeals hear[s] arguments on Evansville cross display": This front page article appears today in The Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press.
And The Associated Press reports that "Judges hear dispute over Evansville cross display on public land scuttled by court order."
You can access at this link (mp3 audio file) the audio of yesterday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
"Can a State Carry Out the Death Penalty in Secret? The Georgia Supreme Court ponders whether death-row inmates can demand to know about the drugs being used to kill them -- a question with profound national significance." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"New Confederate license plate brings skirmishes": Today's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contains this front page article.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman
"Kansas Senate leaders kill controversial religious freedom bill": This article appears today in The Wichita Eagle.
And The Associated Press reports that "Kansas Senate Judiciary chairman says anti-gay bill is dead in Legislature."
"Argentina asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear bonds case": Lawrence Hurley and Kevin Gray of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is reporting: An article headlined "Honolulu's rail project wins 2 key federal court rulings" reports on a decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
And in other news, "Governor names Michael Wilson to state Supreme Court." The Hawaii Governor's Office yesterday issued this official announcement.
Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting: In today's newspaper, he has an article headlined "Baseball sued over low minor-league wages."
And in Sunday's newspaper, he had an article headlined "Retiring California justice Kennard's 25-year legacy."