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Monday, March 3, 2014

"Supreme Court Agrees to Weigh an Inmate's Right to Grow a Beard for Religious Reasons": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court to weigh whether Muslim inmate in Arkansas can wear beard."

And in other coverage of today's grants of review, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has articles headlined "Supreme Court Takes Omnicare Challenge to Securities Suit; At Issue is Pharmaceutical's Interpretation of What Counts as a False Statement in Bringing a Suit" and "Supreme Court to Consider Employee Pay for Security Screenings; Workers Seek Compensation for Time at Theft-Deterrence Checks."
Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court won't hear German family's home-school case": Cheryl Wetzstein of The Washington Times has this report.

And Bill Mears of reports that "Homeschooling family loses asylum appeal."
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court denial ends city's illegal immigration case": The Standard-Speaker of Hazelton, Pennsylvania has this news update.

In Tuesday's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Peter Hall will have an article headlined "Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Hazleton immigration case; Luzerne County city had tried to penalize anyone who hired or rented housing to undocumented immigrants."

The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Hazleton rebuffed by Supreme Court; Barletta, Yanuzzi question inconsistency in immigration laws."

The Dallas Morning News has a blog post titled "U.S. Supreme Court denies review of Farmers Branch immigration ordinance."

And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "No Supreme Court review for local laws against harboring illegal immigrants; The Supreme Court on Monday refused two cases dealing with city ordinances aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining local housing or jobs; That lets stand lower-court rulings that the laws are impermissible."
Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Hear Florida Case on Measuring Inmates' Mental Disabilities": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

In Tuesday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article headlined "Supreme Court justices question strict IQ standard for Florida's death row."

In Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin will have an article headlined "Justices Challenge Florida's IQ Rule for Executions; State Says Defendant With Score of at Least 71 Can Get Death Sentence."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Supreme Court scrutinizes Florida's death penalty law."

And Bill Mears of reports that "Justices divided over death penalty and intellectual disability."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Death penalty upheld for defendant forced to wear stun belt; Jonathan Keith Jackson, who was convicted of murder, said the possibility of being shocked with 50,000 volts affected his demeanor before jurors": Maura Dolan will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The Los Angeles Times.

And The News-Enterprise of Riverside, California has a news update headlined "California Supreme Court upholds 2000 sentence of Mead Valley man."

You can access today's 6-to-1 ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link. Justice Goowin Liu was the lone dissenter in the case.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. court rejects BP appeal over Gulf spill losses": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has a report that begins, "A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster."

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

My earlier coverage of the oral argument of this appeal can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argument preview: High-speed chases -- again." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Rejection Letter Of The Day: You Can't Clerk For Me Because . . . I'm Quitting!" David Lat and Staci Zaretsky have this post at "Above the Law" about a judge serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Conservative states propel same-sex marriage movement; Unbroken string of victories in federal, state courts push the issue back toward Supreme Court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 05:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Should a Defense Lawyer Have to Decide How His Client Should Die? Legal ethicists are alarmed by a recent federal appeals court ruling that requires attorneys to suggest alternatives to the lethal injection procedures they deem unconstitutional." Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 05:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Acknowledges Protest Audiotape was Redacted": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices lean toward defendant in mental disability case; Ruling could block Florida from executing prisoner on death row for 35 years because his IQ test scores fall within a margin of error for intellectual disability": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "High Court May Shield Mentally Disabled on Executions."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: When simplicity won't do."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Hall v. Florida, No. 12-10882.
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"In wake of secret videos, security tweaks evident at the Court": Mark Walsh has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 02:53 PM by Howard Bashman

"Coming Soon from SCOTUS: Campaign Finance and Affirmative Action; The high court prepares to issue big rulings on hot-button issues." Damon Root has this essay at
Posted at 09:56 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court granted review in five new cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in one case.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Teeth-whitening challenge gets high court review"; "Supreme Court to hear appeal over juror dishonesty"; "High court to look at inmate's right to grow beard"; "Justices decline to re-enter immigration debate"; and "Supreme Court won't hear German home-school case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Omnicare Gets High Court Review in Securities-Fraud Case"; "Amazon Warehouse Worker Case Accepted by Supreme Court"; and "Top Court Won't Revive Undocumented-Immigrant Housing Ban."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Omnicare securities case"; "U.S. high court agrees to hear case on prison grooming policy"; "U.S. top court denies FilmOn X role in Aereo case"; and "U.S. Supreme Court declines immigration cases."

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court grants five cases."

And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Supreme Court Denies Appeal From German Home-Schoolers."
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Clarence Thomas's Disrespecting Silence": Kenneth Jost had this post yesterday at his blog, "Jost On Justice."
Posted at 09:28 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Doesn't Help Madoff Trustee: Bankruptcy." Bill Rochelle of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman

"Aereo Boss Says He's 'Confident' Ahead of Supreme Court Battle; Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia discusses his closely watched legal battle with TV broadcasters": Time Magazine has this report,
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to Revisit IQ Rule in Death-Penalty Cases": Jess Bravin has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "With Death Penalty, How Should States Define Mental Disability?"
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Drug Cases Getting Rehabbed After Supreme Court Decision": ABC News has this report.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrate Verdi": This entry appears today at "The Reliable Source" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:16 AM by Howard Bashman

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