Thursday, June 14, 2012
"White House, lawmakers prepare for Supreme Court ruling on Obama's health-care law": This article will appear Friday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Kiobel brief shows State/DOJ split over human rights litigation": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Grassley Wants Roll Call Vote on Already-Confirmed Ninth Circuit Nominee": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Update: A reader emails to point out that Senator Grassley announced on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday that 39 Republican Senators would have voted against confirmation, thereby resolving this controversy.
"Who will argue for shareholders in Amgen case at Supreme Court?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge gives Apple reprieve in patent case versus Google": Dan Levine of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 05:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Media Groups Ask Supreme Court to Allow Live Broadcast Coverage of Health Care Ruling": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has issued a news release titled "Media coalition asks U.S. Supreme Court to allow audio, video coverage of health-care reform opinion." You can access the media coalition's letter at this link.
Update: At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Plea to allow health care broadcast".
"GOP blocks judicial nominees in Senate": Politico.com has this report.
And at "The Plum Line" blog of The Washington Post, Jonathan Bernstein has an entry titled "Mitch McConnell's choice: Justice delayed, and delayed, and delayed."
"D.C. Circuit to Hear Dispute Over Drones in September": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"Top court hearing landmark spousal abuse case": CBC News has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing arguments Thursday on whether victims of domestic abuse can hire a hit man to kill their partners, a controversial issue which tests the limits of the defence of duress."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Court Retreats on Habeas": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court: Never mind the 9. Meet the 36." Terry Baynes of Reuters has an article that begins, "With a ruling expected soon in the landmark U.S. healthcare case, Supreme Court watchers have scoured the landscape for clues about how the nine justices will vote. But they left one stone unturned. Make that 36. That is the number of law clerks who serve the justices, do their research, help draft their opinions and exert a not insignificant influence on their thinking."
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bridgewater same-sex marriage case likely heading to Supreme Court; High Court could decide whether to take case by October": The Bridgewater (Mass.) Independent has an article that begins, "If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Defense of Marriage Act, Nancy Gill of Bridgewater plans to travel to Washington D.C. to celebrate the ruling in the historic case that bears her name, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Money Crisis: How Citizens United Undermines Our Elections and the Supreme Court." Russ Feingold has this essay at Stanford Law Review Online.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Mo. lawyer: KKK has a strong case; Free speech rules doomed Missouri's efforts to stop Klan's highway adoption, but Georgia may have a way out." The Daily Report of Fulton County, Georgia has an article that begins, "The Missouri lawyer who successfully represented a Ku Klux Klan group in its fight to adopt a stretch of Show-Me State highway several years ago said Wednesday that Georgia is positioned to fail if its denial of a similar application is challenged in court."
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Obama chooses LHS grad for D.C. appeals court": Earlier this week, The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World had an article that begins, "President Barack Obama has nominated 1985 Lawrence High School graduate Sri Srinivasan to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Patrick Leahy Vows to Keep Pushing Judicial Nominees": Roll Call has this report.
Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Parties Strategize for Dealing With Supreme Court Decision on Health Care": This article will appear Friday in The New York Times.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Scores in N.C. are legally 'innocent,' yet still imprisoned": Brad Heath has this article today in USA Today.
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"GOP Begins Judge Blockade": Roll Call has a report that begins, "With less than four and a half months until Election Day, Senate Republicans are shutting off the bipartisan spigot when it comes to confirming President Barack Obama's nominees to the nation's top courts and will present a unified front against his circuit court picks through November."
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judicial Commission's first vote on Prosser complaint was unanimous": In today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Patrick Marley and Alison Bauter have an article that begins, "The state Judicial Commission was unanimous in its decision to file an ethics complaint against Justice David Prosser in January, then split 3-3 a month later on whether to reconsider the decision, newly released records show."
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Kennedy's Pivotal Vote Focuses On Freedom As Court Ruling Looms": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Why Justice Kennedy Is Just Like America: He may seem mercurial, but he is actually the original independent swing-state voter."
"Corporate Cash In State Elections Gets U.S. High Court Scrutiny": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to reopen the debate over a 2010 ruling that unleashed super-PACs and left federal elections awash in money from big spenders."
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Interrobang in a Seventh Circuit Opinion?" Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Terry Baynes of Reuters has an article headlined "Sears lawsuit only benefits plaintiffs' lawyers -- 7th Circuit."
And at Forbes.com, Daniel Fisher has a blog post titled "Easterbrook Strikes Again, Slamming Flimsy Derivative Suit."
"How Broccoli Landed on Supreme Court Menu": James B. Stewart has this front page article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman
"When Enough Is Enough": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 07:33 AM by Howard Bashman