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Friday, April 4, 2014

"All Eyes on Obama: Obama needs to put his money where his mouth is on campaign finance reform." Law professors Bruce Ackerman and Ian Ayres have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kosher hot dog case presents a real constitutional pickle": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"University of Notre Dame asks full 7th Cir. to hear contraception case": Legal Times has this tweet linking to the rehearing petition filed today.
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ruling Sets Off a Bipartisan Rush for Campaign Cash": Nicholas Confessore will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 04:46 PM by Howard Bashman

Inmate's shackles and prison uniform at trial necessitate new trial in excessive force case against prison guards: Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued this ruling today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Memory Card Cartel Claims Revived": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge: Ohio must recognize out-of-state gay marriages." The Cincinnati Enquirer has this news update.

Bloomberg News reports that "Ohio Out-Of-State Gay Union Recognition Gets Judge's Nod."

The Associated Press reports that "Judge strikes down part of Ohio gay marriage law."

And Reuters reports that "Judge plans to strike Ohio same-sex marriage ban."

You can access today's minute order of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio at this link.
Posted at 04:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Legislation Follows Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Ruling": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama now outpacing George W. Bush on judges": Edward-Isaac Dovere of has this report.
Posted at 03:16 PM by Howard Bashman

Quite a day for meaty appellate issues: Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has an article headlined "Lawsuit over Hebrew National hot dogs is revived" that begins, "A year after ConAgra Foods Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that its Hebrew National hot dogs were not kosher, a higher authority has given the case new life." You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.

And Andrew Zajac of Bloomberg News reports that "Meat Labeling Case to Be Reheard by Full U.S. Appeals Court." You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link. One week ago today, a unanimous three-judge D.C. Circuit panel issued a decision in the case containing a footnote recommending en banc review. My coverage of that ruling appeared in a post titled "Know your cuts of meat."
Posted at 02:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Legal victory for big-money campaign donors to be felt in states, courts": Lawrence Hurley and Gabriel Debenedetti of Reuters have this report today.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman

"Is it Clarence Thomas's court?" Ben Goad has this blog post today at The Hill.
Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"Cynicism in Public Life Contest, John Roberts Edition; Life tenure in any public post is bad public policy, and other implications of the latest Supreme Court rulings": James Fallows has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman

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