Wednesday, June 18, 2014
"Argentina's Supreme Court loss may serve as a wake-up call": Charles Lane has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"State high court's leading conservative to retire": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.
And Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports that "California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire."
"Federal judge rules against EWTN in lawsuit challenging Obamacare contraception mandate": The Birmingham News has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "Alabama judge rejects claim against health mandate."
"How the Supreme Court handles death cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
"California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire": The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
A case involving a $150 criminal fine is no Apple Inc. v. Samsung: So observes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a ruling issued today.
Fortunately for the defendant, however, guardian of liberty Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt was on the panel and therefore was able to author the opinion of the court, which reversed the defendant's conviction and vacated the fine.
Just a facade: Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision addressing whether a taxpayer's donation of a facade conservation easement to the National Architectural Trust merited a charitable deduction from the IRS.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court adopts a Fourth Amendment right to the deletion of non-responsive computer files": Orin Kerr has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy" discussing an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman
"If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What's Next?" David Leonhardt has this essay in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"Are Americans Turning Against the Death Penalty? Six reasons why support for capital punishment is evaporating." William Saletan has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman
"Does Supreme Court Want Truthier Elections?" Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
At the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist, Steven Mazie has a post titled "Guns and lies."
"Argentina Plans Debt Swap; Maneuver Appears to Circumvent U.S. Court Ruling": The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman
"1st US executions since botched lethal injection": The Associated Press has this report. According to the article, "Neither execution had any noticeable complications."
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman