Tuesday, May 20, 2014
"A 'message' from the Court on same-sex marriage?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"5th Circuit's last word to BP leaves constitutional question-mark": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
And online at The Los Angeles Times, business columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essay titled "On the gulf oil spill, BP has an 0-for-2 day in court."
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a series of orders in these cases, which you can access here (denial of panel rehearing, with opinion), here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom), here (order denying panel rehearing, with dissent noted), and here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom).
"Senate Sets David Barron Confirmation Vote": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Federal court halts Missouri inmate's execution": The Associated Press has this report on an order that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court grants Idaho's request for stay in same-sex marriage case": The Idaho Statesman has this news update reporting on the order that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
"Disclosure of Political Donor Lists OK": Pamela A. MacLean has this post today at her "Trial Insider" blog.
And Courthouse News Service reports that "CA Law That Names Prop. 8 Supporters Upheld."
"U.S. law OKs damages in police excessive force, court rules": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.
Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that "Ninth Circuit Rules State's Limit on Damages in Wrongful Death Suits Inapplicable to Federal Cases."
And Courthouse News Service reports that "Hefty Damages in Killer-Cop Case Reinstated."
"Sterlings turn to lawsuits in cases great and small": This front page article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Who Needs the Supreme Court? Gay marriage might just become the law of the land without ever heading back to Justice Kennedy." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?" Michael McGough has this essay online today at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"Yu sworn in to state Supreme Court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, marking the first time the high court has had an openly gay justice."
Posted at 06:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"AP sources: Justice Dept. to reveal drone memo." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas."
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment: The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun; Today, millions believe they did; Here's how it happened." Michael Waldman has this essay online at Politico Magazine.
"Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory of the Firm: Why for-profit corporations are RFRA persons." Law professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman have this essay online today at the Harvard Law Review Forum.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"How Much Copyright Protection Should Source Code Get? A New Court Ruling Reshapes The Landscape." Professor John Villasenor has this post at Forbes.com.
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"CIA wins secrecy for Bay of Pigs history": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post reporting on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Man convicted for New York subway suicide bomb plot loses appeal": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report on the ruling that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs' legal fees over Sharia law case; Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs' attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure": This article appears in today's edition of The Oklahoman.
Posted at 09:47 AM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. meat labeling requirements come under fire in appeals court": Reuters has this report.