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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Is Campaign Disclosure Heading Back to the Supreme Court? Don't expect to see Karl Rove's Rolodex just yet." Law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:01 PM by Howard Bashman


"Teacher fired over pregnancy can sue religious school": Terry Baynes of Reuters has a report that begins, "A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a Florida teacher's lawsuit against the Christian school that fired her after she confessed to conceiving a child before her marriage."

Circuit Judge Ed Carnes wrote today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 02:56 PM by Howard Bashman



"Unleash the Hounds: Why Justice Souter should publish his secret dissent in Citizens United." Law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 02:41 PM by Howard Bashman


Splintered en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issues habeas decision involving Michigan's Rape Shield Law: You can access today's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Dream Act supporters target filibuster": In today's edition of The Washington Times, Stephen Dinan has an article that begins, "Illegal-immigrant students and some House Democrats sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber's filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote threshold applied to most major legislation violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation, such as legalization for illegal immigrants."
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman


"Admitted file-swapper begs Supreme Court for help; Says RIAA sought huge damages to create an 'urban legend'": Nate Anderson has this report online at Ars Technica.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Obama implementing same Bush policies on terror he once reviled; Guantanamo trials highlight what he's kept": This article appears today in The Washington Times.
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman


"Scalia Turns Advocate Against Obama as Queries Criticized": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court ruling prompts calls for change": Today's edition of The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains an article that begins, "A state Supreme Court ruling last month denying tax-exempt status to a religious camp in Pike County is spurring an effort in the Senate to amend the state Constitution."

And earlier this month, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Ruling 'game-changer' for nonprofit tax status."

My most recent earlier coverage of this case can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman



"Gay prosecutor's rejection for judgeship lands Virginia back in spotlight": This article appears today in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Washington Post reports today that "Virginia General Assembly rejects openly gay prosecutor for Richmond judgeship."

And The New York Times reports that "Gay Prosecutor Is Denied Virginia Judgeship Despite Bipartisan Support."
Posted at 08:16 AM by Howard Bashman







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