Tuesday, June 12, 2012
"4th Circuit Upholds FEC's 'Major Purpose' Test for Political Committees, Subjecting Groups Like Crossroads GPS to Potential Liability for Not Registering as Super PACs": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law" blog about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 07:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Fixing Citizens United": Law professor Geoffrey R. Stone has this essay today at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 07:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"So You Think You Can Be a Hair Braider?" Jacob Goldstein will have this law-related article in this upcoming Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Big Decisions: A Discussion of Recent and Upcoming SCOTUS Cases." Netroots Nation has posted online the video of a discussion panel that occurred last Friday.
Posted at 05:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate confirms Arizona jurist to 9th Circuit": The Associated Press has this report.
And The Hill has a blog post titled "Senate confirms Hurwitz by voice vote."
Update: The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a news release headlined "Senate Confirms Arizona Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals."
"Insurers Moves Show No Turning Back On U.S. Health Law": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "Three of the top five U.S. health insurers sent a signal that many of the changes wrought by the 2010 health-care overhaul are here to stay, even if the Supreme Court decides the law itself must go."
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Constitution Avenue: Liberals discover a theory to crush conservative jurisprudence." Law professor Jeffrey Rosen has this article in the June 28, 2012 issue of The New Republic.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Special interests trumped voters on choosing judges": Yesterday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contained an editorial that begins, "The special-interest groups that derailed reform of statewide judicial elections, which most Pennsylvanians say they distrust, claimed that they were fighting to preserve citizens' right to vote."
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court won't hear race-based suit challenging New Haven Fire Department promotions": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Two More Nails in DOMA's Coffin: Courts Invalidate Federal Law's Rejection of Same-Sex Marriage." Law professor Joanna L. Grossman has this essay online today at Justia's Verdict.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ruling: Artist's free speech trumps Bama trademark limitations; 11th Circuit panel says artist doesn't need license to depict great scenes from Alabama football history." Alyson M. Palmer has this article today in The Daily Report of Fulton County, Georgia.
"Intellectual Laziness on the Supreme Court: It's time to scrap the irrational 'rational basis test.'" Law professor Richard A. Epstein has this essay today at the "Defining Ideas" site of the Hoover Institution.
Posted at 09:47 AM by Howard Bashman