Tuesday, June 5, 2012
"American Dysfunction Watch: State of the Judiciary." Online at The Atlantic, James Fallows has this post today discussing a report that the Congressional Research Service issued earlier this month.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Rejects Cheney Critic's Lawsuit": Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court sides with Secret Service agents in free-speech case; A Colorado man said Secret Service agents arrested him in retaliation for his political comments about former Vice President Dick Cheney; The Supreme Court said the agents had probable cause."
And Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices reject appeal of war protester over Cheney encounter."
"2nd lawsuit on SB 1070 advances; Class-action status sought in rights case": Today's edition of The Arizona Republic contains an article that begins, "While the federal government's legal challenge to Senate Bill 1070 sits in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, a separate federal lawsuit alleging the law could violate individuals' rights is creeping forward."
Posted at 07:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Hearing delayed for indicted Pa. Supreme Court Justice Melvin": Bobby Kerlik of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update that begins, "An Allegheny County judge today granted a 30-day delay in the preliminary hearing for state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin but did not rule on a request that the entire county bench be recused from handling the case."
"Blog identity suit enters court; S-R lawyer says revealing commenters would chill speech": This article appeared last Saturday in The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington.
Ninth Circuit denies rehearing en banc in Proposition 8 lawsuit: You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link. Only four judges noted their dissent from the court's denial of rehearing en banc. And the two judges who constituted the majority in the original three judge panel's ruling wrote a one-paragraph response to the three-paragraph dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc.
In early coverage, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Proposition 8: Appeals court won't reconsider ruling that gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional."
The New York Times has a news update headlined "Court Won't Revisit Ruling on Gay Union."
Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Proposition 8 case headed to U.S. Supreme Court."
Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a blog post titled "Proposition 8 ruling opens door to Supreme Court test."
Justin Scheck of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "California Gay-Marriage Case on Path to Supreme Court."
The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects second look at CA gay marriage ban."
Bloomberg News reports that "Gay Marriage Foes Lose Bid For Review Of Ruling Voiding Ban."
Peter Henderson and Dan Levine of Reuters report that "California gay marriage case looks headed to Supreme Court."
Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "California Prop 8 Headed to U.S. Supreme Court."
"The Harm in Free Speech": Stanley Fish has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"D.C. Circuit Revives Artist's Suit Against Saudi Royal Family": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post that begins, "A divided federal appeals court today ruled in favor of a Brooklyn artist who claims the Saudi Royal Family owes him more than $12 million for commissioned sculpture."
"Holder Considered Quitting As Attorney General, Book Says": Seth Stern of Bloomberg News has an article that begins, "U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder considered resigning in 2010 after facing criticism for his decision to prosecute terror suspects in civilian court, according to a book being published today."
Posted at 12:01 PM by Howard Bashman
"Secret Service case ruling sidesteps First Amendment": Tony Mauro has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"[I]t does not take a reference to Cinderella to show that midnight marks the end of one day and the start of another. * * * A document entered into the electronic system at 12:01 AM on a Thursday has been filed on Thursday, not on 'virtual Wednesday.'" So writes Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook in a decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:27 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Real Stakes in the Health-Care Case: A Guide." Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman
"Circuit Split Watch: Is Personal Use of a Work Computer a Federal Crime?" Michelle Olsen has this post at her "Appellate Daily" blog.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judge opens up on Supreme Court life in 21st century": Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse has this interview with Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Supreme Court vs. Congress": Law professor Leon Friedman has this essay at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court to reveal gay marriage case plan": Reuters has a report that begins, "An appeals court will say on Tuesday whether it will revisit the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban or clear the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue."