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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"In this action seven plaintiff States sought to recover proceeds of matured but unredeemed United States savings bonds from the United States Treasury." So begins a lengthy ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today considering whether U.S. savings bonds are subject to escheat under state law. Attorney Carter G. Phillips argued the appeal on behalf of the states.
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"White House unusually quiet before Supreme Court healthcare ruling": The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
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"The Roberts Court's Liberal Turn on Juvenile Justice": David S. Tanenhaus has this essay online at The New York Times.
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In Thursday's edition of The Washington Post: Tomorrow's newspaper will contain articles headlined "Supreme Court health care decision has Washington awaiting history" and "For SCOTUSblog, one goal: 'Beat everybody' and break news of health-care ruling."

The newspaper will also contain an editorial entitled "Justice Scalia's partisan discredit to the court." And columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. will have an op-ed entitled "Justice Scalia must resign."
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"D-Day": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
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"A Dissent by Scalia Is Criticized as Political": This article will appear Thursday in The New York Times.
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"Supreme Court forces Nike to defend its right not to defend its trademarks": Erin Geiger Smith has this report at Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight.
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"Obama to learn Supreme Court health verdict from news": Reuters has this report.

And FoxNews.com has a report headlined "Fox News poll: Nation divided on health care law ahead of Supreme Court ruling."

Update: At WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog, Jess Bravin has a post titled "Obama to Wait -- Like Rest of Us -- for Health Ruling."
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"How SCOTUS real estate case could affect Internet privacy litigation": Nate Raymond has this report at Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight.
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"Punitive damages award delayed": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
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"Christian Pregnancy Center Freed From Abortion Postings": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "A Baltimore ordinance requiring a Christian 'pregnancy center' to post notices that it doesn't offer abortion referrals or birth control violates its free speech rights, a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court strikes down Md. pregnancy center ordinances."

Today's 2-to-1 rulings of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit came in two separate cases, and you can access those rulings here and here.
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On this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered": The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "Medicaid Expansion Goes Overlooked In Supreme Court Anticipation" and "Still Unimplemented, Ariz. Law Has Chilling Effect."
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Access the two most recent entries in Slate's "Supreme Court Year in Review": Walter Dellinger has a post titled "Who lost Obamacare? Let's evaluate the leading suspects."

And Dahlia Lithwick has a post titled "Justice Scalia's partisanship, judging Muppets, and the long wait for health care."
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"Age of Justices Raises Stakes of Presidential Vote": This article will appear Thursday in The New York Times.
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"7th Circuit revives potash price-fixing lawsuit": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
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"Supreme Court Health Care Decision Will Define The Future Of The American Health Care System": Jeffrey Young of The Huffington Post has this report.
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"Few legal options for losers in EPA rule challenge": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
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"A reader's guide to health care ruling": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
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"U.S. court: OK for jurors to take indictment home." Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
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"[T]he llama incident returned with a vengeance." If only he had DIRECTV instead of cable!

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a ruling that begins, "One December day, defendant Mark Burge's llama escaped from its pen and wandered off." Unlike in DIRECTV commercials, however, today's ruling seems to have a satisfactory ending for the defendant, as the appellate court holds that "[t]he district court plainly erred in failing to exclude Burge's llama abandonment conviction" in calculating a sentence under the federal Sentencing Guidelines for a later offense.
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"Why Monday's Immigration Decision Should Be a Model For Thursday's Obamacare Ruling": Law professor Jeffrey Rosen has this blog post online at The New Republic.
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"Possible outcomes in pending health care law case": The Associated Press has this report.

Online at The New Yorker, John Cassidy has a blog post titled "Health Care and the Supremes: Why the Right Has Already Won."

And at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Randy Barnett has a post titled "Win or Lose, My Thanks."
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"Top Ten Things You May Not Know About The United States Supreme Court": Last night's broadcast of "Late Show with David Letterman" featured this top ten list (video link).
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"SCOTUS Notebook: Live Blog's 15 Minutes of Fame and Kennedy's Immigration Tidbit." Mark Walsh has this post at the ABA Journal's "Law News Now" blog.
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Access the two most recent entries in Slate's "Supreme Court Year in Review": Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has a post titled "Justice Scalia is upset about illegal immigration. But where is his evidence?"

And Dahlia Lithwick has a post titled "There are more reasons than 'brain science' to go easier on children."
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"How Justices Decide Big Cases Such As Health Care": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

Politico.com reports that "GOP in no rush to legislate if ACA goes down."

The Hill has a blog post titled "Justices' personal health struggles may influence their decision."

And at Bloomberg News, Edward Glaeser has an essay entitled "Federal Mandates Are Almost Always a Bad Idea."
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"Anthony Kennedy, the Justice Everyone Is Watching": Bloomberg Businessweek has this report.
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"SB 1070 ruling not stirring same exodus fear for immigrants": This article appears today in The Arizona Republic.
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