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Friday, February 21, 2014

"Court Rules Against Notre Dame in Contraception Case; University Claims Affordable Care Act Violates Religious Beliefs": Louise Radnofsky and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal have this news update. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled "Court: No reprieve for Notre Dame on contraception coverage rule."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.

Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner wrote the majority opinion, in which Circuit Judge David F. Hamilton joined. Circuit Judge Joel M. Flaum issued a dissenting opinion.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Order in the Court: A multidisciplinary design team applies a light and skillful touch to restore luster to a faded Lower Manhattan landmark while bringing it up to current standards." Architectural Record has this report on the recent renovations to the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, which houses the Second Circuit's headquarters.
Posted at 06:37 PM by Howard Bashman

Coming soon -- The newly redesigned Tenth Circuit home page: According to an email that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit sent yesterday afternoon, "The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals is pleased to announce that the redesign of our internet website will go live on Friday evening February 21, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m." One presumes that those times pertain to the mountain time zone, where the Tenth Circuit's headquarters is located.
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: I will be spending this afternoon with trial counsel in an appeal I'm working on that's scheduled for oral argument next Wednesday. Additional posts will appear this evening.
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court rules for DuPont in asbestos case": This article appears today in The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware.

And The Associated Press reports that "Delaware court affirms dismissal of Argentine suit."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Delaware, which also contains what news reports describe as a "sharply worded" or "biting" dissent, at this link.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor gets warm reception in Charleston": The Post & Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has this report.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Exploding in U.S. Courts": Pete Williams of NBC News has this report.

And today at's "Washington Wire" blog, Jess Bravin has a post titled "Court Reporter: Judge's Gay-Marriage Ruling Now Embraced." The post's description reads, "Welcome to the first installment of Court Reporter, a new column by Wall Street Journal's Supreme Court correspondent, Jess Bravin. The column takes a fresh look at the world of law."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Could Clarify EPA Authority to Regulate Carbon Pollution": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman

"Abortion notification law's fate rests with Alaska high court": The Anchorage Daily News has an article that begins, "The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on a state law that requires doctors to notify a pregnant minor's parents before she can undergo an abortion."

And Alaska Public Radio Network reports that "Alaska Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Parental Notification Law" (with link to audio).

In the not too distant future, the video of Wednesday's oral argument in the Supreme Court of Alaska should be available online via this link.
Posted at 08:11 AM by Howard Bashman

"Behind the Briefs: A Secret History of the Supreme Court's Halliburton Case." Paul M. Barrett has this article online today at Bloomberg Businessweek.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Ghost of Herbert Smulls Haunts Missouri's Death Penalty Plans; It's been just three weeks since Missouri executed Herbert Smulls before his appeals were exhausted; And virtually nothing has gone right for the state in its efforts to implement the death penalty since": Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman

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