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Monday, March 17, 2014

Programming note: I will be presenting an appellate oral argument on Tuesday morning. As a result, new posts will not appear here until Tuesday afternoon.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Yes, Corporations Are People; And that's why Hobby Lobby should lose at the Supreme Court": Law professor Adam Winkler has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"Choosing What to Photograph Is a Form of Speech; We back same-sex marriage, but the case against the New Mexico photography business owners would make bad law": Eugene Volokh and Ilya Shapiro will have this op-ed in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 09:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate confirms Wilson as state Supreme Court justice": The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has this news update.

And Honolulu Civil Beat reports that "Full Senate Confirms Wilson to Hawaii Supreme Court."
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Tennessee special court upholds judicial retention elections": The Tennessean has a news update that begins, "A Special Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Monday that holding retention elections for the state's appellate judges is constitutional."

And The Associated Press reports that "Special Supreme Court upholds retention elections for appellate court judges in Tennessee."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Tennessee at this link. The court issued a related news release titled "Special Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Tennessee's Appellate Judge Election Process." As the news release explains, four of the five members of the "Special Supreme Court" do not otherwise currently serve as Tennessee state judges.
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman



"Carmel Valley attorney brings cell phone privacy case to U.S. Supreme Court": Carmel Valley News has this report.
Posted at 08:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to rule Friday on Nadon's appointment": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "After sitting in limbo for months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's latest appointee to the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Marc Nadon, will learn on Friday whether his prospective new colleagues deem him legally qualified for the job."

And CBC News reports that "Supreme Court to rule on Justice Marc Nadon's appointment; Top court to release decision Friday on constitutionality of Quebec appointment."
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"How a Supreme Court Case Made an Alabama Businessman Famous; Eyes all over Washington are on the McCutcheon campaign finance case -- and McCutcheon himself": National Journal has this report.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Conservative Jim Johnson will retire from Washington Supreme Court": SeattlePI.com has a report that begins, "State Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson, the high court's lone outspoken conservative, announced Monday that he will retire from the court on April 30."

And The Seattle Times has a blog post titled "State Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson to retire" that begins, "James M. Johnson, who is considered the most conservative member of the state Supreme Court, will retire next month due to 'recent health concerns,' the justice announced Monday."
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appointment of the Honorable Carolyn B. McHugh to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued this news release today.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"AG brief says Oklahoma does not have drugs needed for Thursday execution; According to a brief filed Monday by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, the state is having trouble obtaining two of the three drugs necessary to execute Clayton Derrell Lockett on Thursday": The Oklahoman has this news update.

The Tulsa World has a news update headlined "State lacks drugs to carry out Thursday execution, records show."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Okla. lawyers: Drugs not available for execution."
Posted at 06:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke to Georgetown University Law Center students about her life and career." Even though the event only concluded moments ago, C-SPAN has already posted the video for on-demand viewing at this link.

Update: In news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Kagan says happiest lawyers make a difference."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Justice Kagan to Set Sight on New Target."
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court upholds D.C. man's 18-year sentence for $600 drug deal": The Washington Times has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued last Friday.

And at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog, law professor Douglas A. Berman has a post titled "DC Circuit gives disconcertingly short-shrift to Antwuan Ball's many significant sentencing claims."
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"Ohio case gets serious and satirical attention before Supreme Court hearing; U.S. Supreme Court to ponder Ohio law": Gannett has this report.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Marty Lederman has a post titled "Commentary: The return of the Robert Bork 'dueling briefs' strategy: Buckley v. Valeo, Susan B. Anthony List, and Ohio Attorney General DeWine."
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"Civil rights groups want to uphold convictions in Amish beard case": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Erie Railroad at 75": That subject is the focus of the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, which American Enterprise Institute posted online last Friday.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"West's Drought and Growth Intensify Conflict Over Water Rights": Michael Wines has this front page article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman


"Mount Holly Gardens saga nears an end -- and a beginning": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman






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