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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"The right protected by the Second Amendment is not a property-like right to a specific firearm, but rather a right to keep and bear arms for self-defense." So explains the majority opinion that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate Deal Allows Confirmation Votes for 14 Judicial Nominees": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Congress unlikely to undo Concepcion, but don't rule out rollback": Erin Geiger Smith has this report at Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"1994 shooting set up hazardous waste case now before justices": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Will the Affordable Care Act Argument Be Worth the Hype?" Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"'Ten Commandments judge' wins primary for old job": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Reid, McConnell Announce Deal on Judges; The accord avoids showdown over cloture": National Journal has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Senate ends standoff over judges, business bill."
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court won't delay Stevens report": Josh Gerstein has this blog post at

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "D.C. Circuit Refuses To Block Release Of Ted Stevens Report."
Posted at 11:25 AM by Howard Bashman

"GOP seeks to counter Reid, White House push on judges": The Hill has this report.

Roll Call reports that "Senate GOP Upset by Harry Reid's Nominations Tactic."

Yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment entitled "Senate Democrats Battle Over Court Nominees."

And in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, law professor Carl Tobias has an op-ed entitled "The Senate's 'Dr. No' delivers a surprise 'yes': Republican Tom Coburn wants to end the partisan battles over judicial confirmations, saying 'presidents are entitled to their nominees.'"
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman

"UCDC Students Meet U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer": Kevin R. Johnson has this post at the "Dean's Blog" of the UC Davis School of Law. Not to be overlooked, The Wall Street Journal's Jess Bravin also participated in the event.
Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Visits UVA Law School": The University of Virginia School of Law issued this news release yesterday.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman

"Moot court previews legal debate over healthcare reform; Los Angeles litigators face off over mandatory health insurance, expected to be a key issue when the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Please note: The Los Angeles Times has recently begun to limit free access to articles and information posted at its web site. These limits may affect your ability to access, and my ability to link to, material posted there.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"Exclusive: Mystery Court Challenge Sheds Light on Pervasive Patriot Act Power." Kim Zetter has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Ardmore students seek high court review of bias": The Philadelphia Inquirer contains this article today.
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman

"Roy Moore rides horse, voter wave to cusp of victory in chief justice race": Today's edition of The Mobile Press-Register contains an article that begins, "Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore rode his horse to the polls this morning and then a wave of voter support that had him on the cusp of winning the Republican nomination for his old job."

And The Montgomery Advertiser has an article headlined "Roy Moore: 'The people have spoken.'"
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman

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