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Thursday, March 21, 2013

"The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage: Next week the Supreme Court will be asked to decide an issue in an area in which it has said it has no jurisdiction." Law professor Michael W. McConnell will have this op-ed Friday in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 09:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court's gay marriage cases: What they're about, what they could mean." Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Motorola: Posner anti-injunction doctrine will kill innovation." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"United States v. Auernheimer, and Why I Am Representing Auernheimer Pro Bono on Appeal Before the Third Circuit": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 06:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Will the Supreme Court Recognize Edith Windsor?" Amy Davidson has this blog post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court affirms Isohunt copyright infringement, says company encouraged piracy; The Appeals court decision isn't good news for internet services": Greg Sandoval has this post at "The Verge."

And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has a post titled "Appeals court deals a major blow to torrent site IsoHunt; Site's founder helped users infringe, blew off 'red flags.'"

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Update:In other coverage, at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "File-Sharing Service isoHunt Illegally Fosters Piracy, Appeals Court Says."
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman

Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook will appear on this weekend's broadcast of C-SPAN2's "Book TV" to discuss Robert H. Bork's posthumously published book, "Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General": You can view the broadcast schedule for the program at this link.
Posted at 04:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judges in Love: Three Seventh Circuit Judges Getting Married." David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay marriage? These voices say 'No' and explain why; Disparaged as bigots, these diverse voices say they're simply defending American society." Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"DOMA is an abuse of federalism": Columnist George F. Will has this op-ed today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Maryland Requirement for Gun-Carry Permit Upheld by Court": Bloomberg News has this report.

And The Baltimore Sun has a news update headlined "Federal appellate court upholds Md. handgun permit laws; Concealed-carry laws had been in jeopardy after lower court ruling."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit via "The Volokh Conspiracy" at this link.

Update: The opinion can now also be accessed via the Fourth Circuit's web site at this link.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Northern California Bar Hosts Ninth Circuit Luncheon": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted online this news release.
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judging Humor": Online at The New Yorker, Robert Mankoff has this blog post, with a large assist from law professor Laura E. Little.
Posted at 11:56 AM by Howard Bashman

"Goldman can arbitrate gender discrimination lawsuit: court." Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "Ex-Goldman Employee Must Arbitrate Her Claim of Sex Bias."

And Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight reports that "2nd Circuit squelches Title VII exception to mandatory arbitration."
Posted at 10:36 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kentucky Supreme Court disbars famed class-action attorney Stanley Chesley": The Lexington Herald-Leader has this news update.

Update: You can access the Supreme Court of Kentucky's ruling at this link.

And in other coverage, The Cincinnati Enquirer has a news update headlined "Chesley disbarred by Ky. Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman

"Thorny Questions for Justices in Raisin Case": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Back Loggers in Water Runoff Case": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

The Oregonian reports that "Timber industry celebrates Supreme Court decision on logging roads."

And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court rejects environmentalists' plea: why Scalia dissented; The Supreme Court ruled 7-1 against environmentalists' bid to force the EPA to regulate runoff from logging roads; But how federal agencies' rules are interpreted needs to be reviewed, Scalia warned."
Posted at 09:04 AM by Howard Bashman

"Pittsburgh lawsuit challenges UPMC's tax status": Moriah Balingit has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article headlined "Ravenstahl: Pittsburgh sues to remove UPMC's tax-exempt status."

And The Associated Press reports that "Pa. cities take fight to tax-exempt institutions."
Posted at 08:56 AM by Howard Bashman

"Ten Commandments: Proposal legalizes displays; ACLU says Alabama lawmakers are setting themselves up for lawsuits." The Montgomery Advertiser contains this article today.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court strikes down state Medicaid recovery law": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Supreme Court trims N.C. share of disabled child's malpractice settlement."
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"As Gay Marriage Heads To Court, A Look Back At The Bumpy Ride": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Changed minds & demographics in gay marriage shift."

And at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court be guided by polls about same-sex marriage?"
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"St. Joseph Abbey casket sales can't be stopped by funeral industry, federal court rules": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Fifth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman

"For lawyers, the Supreme Court bar is vanity trip": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:16 AM by Howard Bashman

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