Friday, March 7, 2014
"Chevron's U.S. win in Ecuador case looms over cases elsewhere": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman
In the March 2014 issue of California Lawyer magazine: Pamela MacLean has an article headlined "Obama's Judges."
And Kelly O'Mara has an article headlined "It's Not Just About the Oysters: Legal battles between an oyster company and the park service break the peace at Point Reyes National Seashore."
"ACLU asks appeals court to undo phone data ruling": The Associated Press has this report.
"Colorado theater shooter lawyers ask Supreme Court for reporter's sources": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"After ruling, Massachusetts bans 'upskirt' photos": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Colleges Straining to Restore Diversity; Bans on Race-Conscious Admissions Upend Racial Makeup at California Schools" This article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Victory: After 'surreal' hearing, Senate panel advances Mike Wilson's high court nomination." Honolulu Civil Beat has this report today.
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"Under the facts of this case, the district court panel did not apply the correct test to determine whether the State met its duty to provide adequacy in K-12 public education as required under Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution." So ruled a unanimous Supreme Court of Kansas in a 110-page per curiam decision issued today.
Last night, I collected news coverage anticipating today's ruling in a post you can access here.
Update: In early news coverage of today's ruling, The Associated Press reports that "Kansas high court: School funding unconstitutional."
Tim Carpenter of The Topeka Capital-Journal has a news update headlined "Supreme Court: Kansas funding unconstitutional on 'equity' grounds; Justices order lower court to reconsider 'adequacy' issues."
Brad Cooper of The Kansas City Star has a news update headlined "Kansas Supreme Court: Change school aid formula and study whether to spend more."
And The Wichita Eagle reports that "Kansas Supreme Court finds inequities in school funding, sends case back to trial court."
"Condom piercer loses Supreme Court appeal; Craig Jaret Hutchinson convicted in December 2011 and sentenced to 18 months in prison": CBC News has this report.
Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update headlined "Man who sabotaged condoms guilty of sexual assault, top court rules."
The Canadian Press reports that "Supreme Court upholds conviction in tampered condoms case."
CTVNews reports that "SCC upholds conviction in condom-poking case."
Reuters reports that "Canadian guilty of sexual assault after piercing condom."
And in early commentary on the ruling, law professor Angela Campbell has an essay titled "Condom case reaffirms the ability to make meaningful choices" online at The Toronto Globe and Mail.
"Closing arguments today in Michigan same-sex marriage trial": The Detroit Free Press has this report. Earlier yesterday, the newspaper reported that "State's last witness says unrepentant homosexuals are going to hell."
And in other coverage, The Detroit News has a report headlined "Closing arguments on tap for Michigan's gay marriage, adoption trial." Earlier yesterday, the newspaper had a report headlined "Expert in same-sex adoption trial: Homosexuals are going to hell."
"Michigan Supreme Court weighs if juveniles serving life should be resentenced": Paul Egan of The Detroit Free Press has this report.
And from Florida, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Supreme Court gets case on juvenile life sentences" that begins, "The lawyer for a woman who helped commit a murder when she was 15 told the Florida Supreme Court she deserves a new sentencing hearing because of a federal ban on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles."
"Iowa Poll: Top gay marriage response -- A shrug; Analysts: Attitude reflects national shift toward acceptance." This front page article appears today in The Des Moines Register.
Posted at 08:29 AM by Howard Bashman
"Top court to weigh whether a contraception deception is sex assault": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a report that begins, "Craig Jaret Hutchinson of Nova Scotia was afraid his girlfriend of nine or 10 months intended to leave him, so he poked pin-sized holes in condoms and got her pregnant. On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether his deception constituted sexual assault, in a case that could alter the definition of consent."
And CBC News has a report headlined "Condom piercer Supreme Court decision expected today; Craig Jaret Hutchinson convicted in December 2011 and sentenced to 18 months in prison."
"Senators recommend confirmation of Wilson to high court": The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has this report.