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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Supreme Court meets to discuss Argentina debt case": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Alone on His Own Ice Floe: How Antonin Scalia ceased to be a powerhouse jurist and became a crank." In the June/July/August 2014 issue of Washington Monthly magazine, Michael O'Donnell has this review of Bruce Allen Murphy's new book, "Scalia: A Court of One."

And yesterday in The Boston Globe, Glenn C. Altschuler had this review of that book.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court rejects appeal of man who piggybacked on wi-fi signal to access child porn": Rich Lord of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Appeals court says no search warrant needed to trace Internet signal theft."

You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"'Where Do You Think That Rage Came From?' To get parole, people sentenced to life as juveniles must reckon with their pasts." Beth Schwartzapfel has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 05:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Embattled Nominee Michael Boggs Held Up As Other Judicial Candidates Moving Forward": Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report today.
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Rajat Gupta Loses Bid to Remain Free on Bail": Brent Kendall has this post at's "Law Blog."
Posted at 05:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court: Warrantless cell tracking unconstitutional." The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.

The decision was written by visiting Senior D.C. Circuit Judge David B. Sentelle, on behalf of a unanimous three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel.

Update: In other coverage, David Kravets of Ars Technica has an article headlined "Get a warrant for cell phone location tracking, US appeals court says; Decision makes the surveillance issue ripe for Supreme Court intervention."

Reuters reports that "Appeals court limits police use of cell phone location data."

At Gigaom, Jeff John Roberts has a post titled "In major privacy ruling, court says police need warrant to track phone users' location."

And at the "Just Security" blog, Jennifer Granick has a post titled "Eleventh Circuit Says No to Warrantless Cell Tracking, Calls Other Metadata Programs Into Question."
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"No decision yet on hearing process for traffic cameras": Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade has this news update.

The Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a preview of today's oral argument titled "Does Appeals Process for Photo-Enforced Red-Light or Speeding Violations Strip Courts of Jurisdiction?"
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit rejects argument that the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Catholic Church-related non-profits "self certify" their religious objections to the provision of contraceptive services imposes a "substantial burden" under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: You can access today's unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Mich. Catholic Conf. v. Burwell at this link.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Argentine bond saga, made simple": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"B.C. lawyers vote overwhelmingly against Trinity Western's law school amid claims of gay discrimination": The Vancouver Sun has an article that begins, "Provincial lawyers soundly rebuked the governors of the Law Society of B.C. Tuesday and overwhelmingly voted to rescind approval of a law school for Trinity Western University because of its controversial Community Covenant."
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"Forensic Science Isn't Science: Why juries hear -- and trust -- so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence." Mark Joseph Stern has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman

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