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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Posts of interest from the contraceptive mandate symposium at "SCOTUSblog": John Bursch has a post titled "Hobby Lobby and Conestoga: The most difficult-to-answer question."

And law professor Marty Lederman has a post titled "How to understand Hobby Lobby."
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"Ohio Gay-Marriage Push Divides Some Advocates": This article will appear in Monday's edition of The New York Times.

And columnist Brian Dickerson of The Detroit Free Press has an essay titled "Will Michigan's same-sex marriage showdown be a historical footnote?"
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman



"Cruz Control: The junior senator from Texas is a smart political operator -- so why can't he resist picking so many losing fights with members of his own party?" Erica Grieder has this profile at Politico Magazine.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Democratic donors cross aisle to unseat Texas Supreme Court judges; Democrats raise cash to unseat justices in primary bouts": The Houston Chronicle has this report.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Couple married in UK's first ever Scientology wedding; Wedding day arrives for Scientology couple who won a Supreme Court challenge": The Telegraph (UK) has this report.

The East Grinstead (UK) Courier reports that "East Grinstead Scientology couple who won Supreme Court challenge get married in London."

The Independent (UK) has a report headlined "Couple get married in Britain's first Scientology wedding; Scientologists Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli won a landmark legal battle to have the Church of Scientology recognised as a 'place of meeting for religious worship.'"

And BBC News reports that "Scientology couple who won Supreme Court challenge get married in London."
Posted at 09:06 PM by Howard Bashman



"Steele chosen to swear in Strine as chief justice": The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has this report.
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to consider EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases": Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court takes up challenge to Obama and the EPA; The key question before the court is whether the Obama EPA overstepped its authority when it sought to expand greenhouse gas regulations to a wide range of sources of such emissions."

And at Roll Call, David Hawkings has a blog post titled "Supreme Court EPA Regulation Case Tests Limits, Balance of Power."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"How 'the next Citizens United' could bring more corruption -- but less gridlock": Law professor Rick Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this op-ed today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Former Wabash student can sue fraternity, state high court rules": Tim Evans of The Indianapolis Star has a news update that begins, "The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that a former Wabash College student can move forward with a lawsuit against the fraternity where he was seriously injured during a night of horseplay that may have crossed into hazing."

You can access the ruling of the Supreme Court of Indiana, which on February 13, 2014, at this link.

Coincidentally, as noted in this recent earlier post, the cover story of this week's issue of The Atlantic is about lawsuits against fraternities.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Where the courts are on Nevada's same-sex marriage ban": The Las Vegas Sun has this report.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"High court climate case looks at EPA's power": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Today's edition of The Dallas Morning News contains an article headlined "Justices to hear arguments in test of EPA authority."

And The Hill has a blog post titled "Supreme Court weighs EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases."
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman



"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Keeping concealed carry free." Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Take Bad-for-Children Argument to Court": Erik Eckholm has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman


"En Banc Federal Circuit Confirms Cybor: Claim Construction Reviewed De Novo on Appeal." At "Patently-O," Dennis Crouch has this post about a 6-to-4 en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued Friday.

And yesterday, Dennis had a follow-up post titled "Lighting Ballast: Deference Would Have Only Masked the Problems."

Given the closeness of the en banc vote, it is worth noting that the Federal Circuit's two newest judges did not participate in the en banc ruling.
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor '76 discusses service": The Daily Princetonian has this report.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman






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