Wednesday, May 7, 2014
"Supreme Injustice": Online at The New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall has an essay that begins, "The Supreme Court's ruling earlier this spring in McCutcheon v F.E.C., which increased the amount of money donors can contribute to political campaigns for federal office, has added new fuel to an 80-year-old debate between those who contend that the Supreme Court decides cases on the basis of abstract principles of law and those who argue that judicial rulings are based primarily on political and economic considerations."
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits": Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post has this article reporting on "a new survey by the Democratic-aligned firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner."
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Mobile couple becomes latest to challenge same-sex marriage ban; adoption is focus": The Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register has this news update.
"Federal appeals court stays ruling halting Doe probe into Walker recall": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update reporting on an order that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court delays Wisconsin governor's big win."
At his "Election Law Blog," Rick Hasen discusses the development in a post titled "7th Circuit Issues Stay in Wisconsin John Doe Case,"
"If Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires, How Would the Court Shift?" Linda Killian has this post today at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog.
Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman
"After Oklahoma's botched execution, here comes the cover-up; There is nothing independent about this 'independent investigation'": Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Week.
And in today's news, The Tulsa World reports that "Lawyers for executed Oklahoma inmate say a second autopsy will be conducted; Lawyers for an executed inmate say a private doctor will do the examination."
The Associated Press has a report headlined "Lawsuit: Controversy should delay Texas execution."
And The Washington Post reports that "States should use a single drug for executions, criminal justice experts say."
"High-stakes business cases take center stage at U.S. high court": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Favorability Rebounds; Continuing Partisan Divide in Views of Court's Ideology": The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press issued this news release yesterday on its latest U.S. Supreme Court-related survey results.
In related news coverage, Adam Serwer of msnbc.com reports that "Conservative Supreme Court seen favorably by . . . Democrats?"