Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"At Supreme Court, suspect's silence speaks volumes; A Texas murder case hinged on one question that went unanswered; Now it could give new meaning to the Fifth Amendment's right to remain silent": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: Reading silence's meaning."
"Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin reach deal on nominating federal judges": Craig Gilbert has this post at the "All Politics Blog" of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"If (and when?) confirmed, will Judge William Pryor champion federalism concerns within the US Sentencing Commission?" Douglas A. Berman has this post today at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog.
Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"TV Broadcasters Petition for En Banc Review of Aereo Ruling": Lisa Shuchman of Corporate Counsel has this report.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court limits warrantless blood tests for drunken driving suspects": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "High court wants warrants before testing drivers' blood; But justices are willing to consider warrantless blood tests in some cases, citing drunken driving statistics and dissipation of blood-alcohol levels."
And NPR's Nina Totenberg has a blog post titled "Supreme Court Backs Warrants For Blood Tests In DUI Cases."
"Of Judges and Judging": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case": Jane Sutton of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court considers California ban on gay conversion therapy": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update that begins, "A federal appeals court on Wednesday tussled with the legality of California's unprecedented ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, suggesting it could be upheld despite reservations about the free speech rights of counselors who support the practice."
"Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Justices limit police power in drunken driver stops."
"Justices Bar U.S. Suit in Nigerian Human Rights Case": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court limits civil lawsuits alleging atrocities committed abroad."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court blocks overseas human rights cases from U.S. courts."
Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Justices close U.S. courts to foreign human rights cases; Justices' unanimous ruling closes courthouse doors to most cases with no direct connection to the United States, despite protests from human rights groups."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Rights questions remain in top court ruling for Shell."
Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices back corporations in overseas abuses case."
Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire reports that "Justices back Royal Dutch Shell in landmark human rights case."
Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued two decisions in argued cases.
1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court in large measure in Missouri v. McNeely, No. 11-1425. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy issued an opinion concurring in part. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined. And Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.
2. And Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell Co., No. 10-1491. Justice Kennedy issued a concurring opinion. Justice Alito issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined. And Justice Breyer issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the reargument of the case from earlier this Term via this link.
Update: In early news coverage, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Companies Shielded as U.S. Court Cuts Human-Rights Suits" and "Forced Blood Tests Often Need Warrant, U.S. Court Says."
"Expert Testimony Restored": Inside Higher Ed has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a former student's negligence lawsuit against Carthage College, saying that a lower court had incorrectly deemed an expert witness's testimony to be inadmissible."
"U.S. Supreme Court rules against nurse in wage-and-hour case": Amanda Becker of Reuters has this report.
"High court says health plan terms prevail in ERISA case": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman
"Circuit Rejects Most Allegations Overseas Groups Aided al Qaeda": Mark Hamblett of New York Law Journal has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "NY court spares bin Laden family from lawsuits."
"Suit Seeks to Block Arkansas Abortion Law": This article appears today in The New York Times.
"Wal-Mart plaintiffs, in second try, hope to distinguish case": Carlyn Kolker of Reuters has a report that begins, "The plaintiffs who filed the original class action discrimination case against Wal-Mart that led to a signature Supreme Court decision limiting large class actions are asking a judge to certify a different, smaller class of women in an attempt to distinguish the case from its predecessor."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"A Pulitzer Prize, but Without a Newsroom to Put It In": Brian Stelter has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman
"Religion Clause Blog Is 8 Years old Today!" Howard Friedman has this post today.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman
"Argument preview: A penalty for silence?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman