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Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Can Arizona Make You Show Your Birth Certificate to Vote? The state's voter ID requirement goes to the Supreme Court on Monday." Skye Nickalls has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Let My Justices Go! The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover." Adam Chandler has this post today at "The Scroll" blog of Tablet Magazine.
Posted at 09:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Alumnus, Supreme Court Clerk Suter retires": The Tulane Hullabaloo has this report.
Posted at 09:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"For Roberts, Gay Rights a Defining Moment": Jess Bravin will have this article Friday in The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.
Posted at 09:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argument preview: Court to write yet another chapter on tort protections for generic pharmaceutical manufacturers." Ronald Mann has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman

Just when it seemed that the number of Newdow lawsuits that this blog was covering had plunged to zero: Via this post at the "Religion Clause" blog, I learned that on Tuesday the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a news release headlined "Nonbelievers seek to take God off currency."

You can access the complaint initiating suit in Newdow v. U.S. Congress, now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, via this link.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals Court Hands Veoh Another Win in Important Copyright Ruling; The Ninth Circuit rejects Universal Music Group's challenges on why the video-sharing site didn't qualify for safe harbor from copyright claims": At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has this post on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 05:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Convictions of woman on Ariz. death row overturned": Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has this news update.

The Associated Press reports that "Convictions of woman on Ariz. death row overturned."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "'Disturbing' Police Abuse Prompts Death Penalty Reversal."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote the opinion of the court and also issued a concurring opinion. He fell one opinion shy of the appellate judging trifecta, however, by failing to also issue a dissenting opinion.
Posted at 05:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gary Haugen plea for execution: Don't let him over-rule governor, state warns." The Oregonian has this news update.

Peter Wong of The Statesman Journal of Salem, Oregon has a news update headlined "Haugen's rejection of reprieve at center of Supreme Court hearing."

And The Associated Press reports that "Ore. high court eyes death-row inmate's push to die."
Posted at 05:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"Second Circuit holds oral arguments at NYU Law": New York University School of Law posted online this news release today.
Posted at 04:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Congressional intent at issue as judges wrestle with EPA's Clean Water Act veto power": Jeremy P. Jacobs and Manuel Quinones of Greenwire have this report.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jeffrey Toobin on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg": You can access this audio segment from today's broadcast of WNYC Radio's "The Leonard Lopate Show" via this link.
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Florida justices affirm verdict in smoker's death": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Florida issued today.

In response to the ruling, Philip Morris USA issued a news release headlined "Philip Morris USA to Seek Further Review in the Douglas Case."
Posted at 02:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"A History Lesson From Clarence Thomas: Correcting a liberal smear about the conservative Supreme Court justice." Damon W. Root will have this article in the April 2013 issue of Reason magazine.
Posted at 02:53 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices raise concerns about budget cuts to judiciary": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has a report headlined "Trial, Bankruptcy Delays: Justices Warn of Long-Term Budget Cuts."

And Tal Kopan of has blog posts titled "At sequestration hearing, Breyer, Kennedy say cameras in the courtroom too risky" and "Puerto Rican-born congressman questions Supreme Court justices about becoming president."
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Testify on Budget, Cameras, Minority Clerks": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Late Pa. Superior Court Judge's Family Sues Savett Over Fatal Fall": Amaris Elliott-Engel had this article (free registration required for full access) yesterday in The Legal Intelligencer.

Earlier today, I linked here to a related article that The Philadelphia Inquirer has posted online.

You can access at this link the complaint initiating suit, which was filed on Tuesday in the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia County.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Justices Discuss Possibility Of Puerto Rico-Born U.S. President": Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"What Do Barnes, Biskupic, Chemerinsky, Estrada, Liptak, and NeJaime Have in Common?" Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog."
Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"Portland law firm recovers from bankruptcy to continue legal fight against hormone replacement drugs": The Oregonian has this report.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Constitution Check: Does the president have a duty to defend every law?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"Blindness can't stop attorney from landing federal clerkship": The Daily Business Review has this article reporting on an attorney who will begin a clerkship for Eleventh Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan later this year.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"For U.S. high court, California justices wrote prologue on gay marriage": Peter Henderson and Dan Levine of Reuters have this news analysis.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"In key victory for James 'Whitey' Bulger, federal appeals court throws US District Court Judge Richard Stearns off case": Shelley Murphy and John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe have this news update.

The Boston Herald has a news update headlined "Federal Judge Richard Stearns removed from Whitey case."

Reuters reports that "Appeals court pulls judge from case of accused mobster Bulger."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court removes judge from Bulger trial."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link. Retired Justice David H. Souter wrote the opinion on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Justices Testify on Budget": C-SPAN provides live coverage at this link.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"Family of former Pa. judge sue attorney and catering firm in his death": The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Aaron Swartz's lawyer accuses prosecutor of misconduct; Lawyers will move to unseal evidence against Swartz later this week": Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report.

And c|net reports that "Aaron Swartz to be honored with freedom of information award; A champion of open access rights to documents on the Internet, the 26-year-old activist under prosecution committed suicide earlier this year."
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"Briefs ordered on Orie Melvin removal": Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Nanny Mayor, Meet the Nanny Judge: How conservative judicial activism took down Bloomberg's big-soda ban." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"6th Circuit revives generic drug suit over outdated warning label": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Sixth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Ex-Federal Circuit judge sees patent tensions with Supreme Court": Erin Geiger Smith has this report.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman

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