Saturday, May 17, 2014
"Everyone should know just how much the government lied to defend the NSA; A web of deception has finally been untangled: the Justice Department got the US supreme court to dismiss a case that could have curtailed the NSA's dragnet. Why?" Trevor Timm has this essay online today at The Guardian (UK).
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Down on the Farm: Why do American farmers need some of the strongest anti-whistleblower laws in the land?" Josh Voorhees has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate Democrats should quit stalling on two judicial nominations": The Washington Post has an editorial that begins, "Two of President Obama's judicial nominees are having trouble. But this time, Democrats are behind much of the obstruction."
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Holder swipes at Roberts on race": Josh Gerstein has this blog post at Politico.com.
Posted at 09:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Same-sex marriage sure to return to Supreme Court": This front page article appears today in The Boston Globe, together with a front page article headlined "Celebrating 10 years of gay marriage in Mass.; For a time, it seemed the gay marriage revolution might stop where it started; Then came a wave of change."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman
In today's mail: I received a review copy of the book "Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution," by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz. The book is scheduled to go on sale June 3, 2014.
According to "Above the Law," Matz is currently clerking for Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt and will clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court next Term for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
"U.S. marks 60th anniversary of Brown ruling that desegregated schools": Michael Muskal of The Los Angeles Times has this news analysis.
"Is GOP minority recruitment affirmative action?" The Associated Press has an article that begins, "The Republican Party is hiring people to reach out to black and Hispanic communities, and setting goals for the number of minority candidates it will recruit. At the same time, Republican judges are moving closer to a long-held conservative goal of ending affirmative action."
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Utah Supreme Court halts same-sex adoption cases; The ruling is in response to a request by Utah Attorney General's Office": Michael McFall and Marissa Lang have this article today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
And The Deseret News reports that "Utah Supreme Court issues stay in same-sex adoption cases."
"The Worst Argument Ever Made Against Gay Marriage: And that's saying something." Law professor David S. Cohen has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman