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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Appeals court: Scott's state employee drug testing plan, lower court ruling both too broad." The Associated Press has this report.

Reuters reports that "Appeals court allows drug tests for some Florida state workers."

And Bloomberg News has an article headlined "Florida Employee Drug Testing Must Be Reviewed: Court."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link,
Posted at 11:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court rules Va. law barring out-of-state petition circulators unconstitutional": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Legacy Litigated: President Obama better get his judges appointed; Because his legacy will be decided in the courts." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court of Appeals hears N.Y. Starbucks tip case": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gitmo's Other Prisoner": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"ACLU sues Arizona over race and sex abortion ban": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Arizona Supreme Court denies appeal review in Arias case": Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Arizona Supreme Court denies review in Arias case."
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Toobin Encourages HLS Grads To Be Imaginative": The Harvard Crimson has this news update.
Posted at 08:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Uncertain Justice": Today at Time magazine's "Swampland" blog, Massimo Calabresi has a post that begins, "In June, America's collective mind turns to weddings, summer vacation, and . . . the mysteries of Anthony Kennedy's jurisprudence."
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Odds Are Kennedy Will Decide Affirmative Action Case. But What Will He Decide?" Daniel Fisher has this blog post today at
Posted at 02:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Omar Khadr segregated from other inmates after death threats in Canadian prison; Omar Khadr requests transfer to Edmonton prison after being threatened in Millhaven": The Toronto Star has this report.
Posted at 02:36 PM by Howard Bashman

Watch author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin speak live at Harvard Law School Class Day 2013: Toobin's remarks are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. eastern time today. Once the program gets underway, you can access the live video via this link.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Shorting the D.C. Circuit: Even if his three simultaneous judicial nominees are blocked, it's a win-win situation for the president that just might mean the beginning of the end for the filibuster." Scott Lemieux has this post today at the "Vox Pop" blog of The American Prospect.
Posted at 02:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"An Innocent Extension: The Supreme Court moves to protect the innocent, and Justice Scalia fumes." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Visiting Jurists Program Offers Inside View of Being a Judge": The University of Chicago Law School issued this news release today.
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"For powerful appeals court, Senate will struggle to fill vacancies": NBC News political reporter Tom Curry has this report, along with a report headlined "With suspense building, high court has more than marriage on the list of big decisions."
Posted at 01:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Spirit Lake committee's last effort to save Fighting Sioux nickname fails": The Grand Forks Herald has a news update that begins, "In what may well be the final chapter in the long, contentious fight over UND's Fighting Sioux nickname, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court's judgment against the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe in its effort to save the nickname."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kavanaugh is known for writing long, detailed concurrences to rulings of the D.C. Circuit, a habit that has pushed his name to the top of lists of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees under any future Republican administration." So writes David Ingram of Reuters in an article headlined "U.S. appeals court judge says FCC ignored antitrust law."

This particular concurring opinion is also noteworthy for another reason.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Making a sex tape a crime for troops, court rules": Army Times has an article that begins, "Making a sex tape is a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the military's highest court has ruled."

You can access last Thursday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces at this link.
Posted at 09:15 AM by Howard Bashman

"Video: General William K. Suter Speaks at South Texas College of Law." Josh Blackman has this post today at his blog.

Update: Today at the "Tex Parte Blog" of Texas Lawyer, Brenda Sapino Jeffreys has a post titled "Gen. William K. Suter talks retirement, top orators, to group at South Texas College of Law."
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Senators Tussle Over Proposal To 'Unpack' Key D.C. Court": Carrie Johnson had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 08:47 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court affirmative action decision: Don't be fooled by flawed theories; One of the most specious arguments the Supreme Court has heard in the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case deals with 'mismatch theory'; It says affirmative action harms minorities because it puts them in universities where they are outmatched by their peers." Law professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig has this essay online at The Christian Science Monitor.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Emotions run high after Colorado Supreme Court rules in school case": The Denver Post has this report.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Colorado Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.

Although the decision was not formally issued until yesterday, a news report states that the decision was accidentally posted at the court's web site for a short time on Monday. In other coverage, The Denver Post reports that "Colorado court says landmark Lobato school ruling wasn't posted early."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court case could affect prayer at West Deptford, Elk meetings": Jason Laday of South Jersey Times has this report.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"Price-fixing case to test Supreme Court hostility to class actions": Andrew Longstreth of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"State Supreme Court chief justice no longer sending letters to new Eagle Scouts": Steve Bousquet has this article today in The Tampa Bay Times.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court rejects ban on funding Planned Parenthood; Indiana had tried to block Medicaid funding of clinics that perform abortions, but the Supreme Court lets lower courts prevent the measure from going into effect": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And Mark Guarino of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Planned Parenthood victory: Supreme Court turns away abortion case; An Indiana measure, which a lower court had already blocked, would have prohibited Medicaid funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood; The US Supreme Court declined the abortion case Tuesday."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme court gives inmates more leeway to challenge convictions": Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.

And in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage has an article headlined "Supreme Court lifts time limit on some 'actual innocence' appeals; In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court removes the one-year limit on federal appeals for prisoners who can make a 'convincing showing of actual innocence.'"
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman

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