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Monday, June 28, 2010

"Justices Bid Farewells on Last Day": Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Jailed Roanoke neo-Nazi Bill White faces jury intimidation trial in Chicago": The Roanoke Times has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "White supremacist can be charged for website post."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:33 PM by Howard Bashman



"Jeffrey Toobin writing new Supreme Court book": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court: Patent law must be flexible for high tech." Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Rules That Gun Rights Apply to Local Laws": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court rules that all Americans have fundamental right to bear arms."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court extends 2nd Amendment protection to state, local levels; The court's 5-4 decision comes in a case involving Chicago's ban on handguns."

Nathan Koppel of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "High Court Rules in Favor of Gun Rights."

The Chicago Sun-Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court casts doubt on Chicago gun ban, extends nationwide gun rights."

The Chicago Tribune has news updates headlined "Daley: City will revise gun law after Supreme Court ruling" and "Man who challenged gun ban: 'I am so happy, I am so happy.'"

And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court: Second Amendment rights apply across US; The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Second Amendment's right to bear arms applies to every jurisdiction in the nation; It places in doubt the constitutionality of Chicago's handgun ban."
Posted at 02:34 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court rules against UC student group that refused to admit gays; Justices say UC Hastings College of Law did not violate the 1st Amendment rights of a Christian group; The school had denied the Christian Legal Society chapter official status after it refused to accept 'all comers'": Carol J. Williams of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Supreme Court sides with school over Christian group ban."
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Leahy, Sessions, send competing messages on Kagan": The Associated Press has this report.

And, in somewhat related coverage from The AP, "A bowtie goodbye for Justice John Paul Stevens."
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Kagan to tell senators she'd be impartial on court": The Associated Press has this report.

Via this link, C-SPAN will provide live coverage of the confirmation hearing, which will begin today at 12:30 p.m. eastern time.
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Elena Kagan and the Miracle at Harvard": Kevin K. Washburn, law professor and dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, has posted this essay online at SSRN.
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's rulings in argued cases and Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has announced rulings in the remaining four argued cases.

1. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. announced the judgment of the Court in McDonald v. Chicago, No. 08-1521. You can access the ruling at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.

2. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Christian Legal Soc. Chapter of Univ. of Cal., Hastings College of Law v. Martinez, No. 08-1371. You can access the ruling at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.

3. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Bilski v. Kappos, No. 08-964. You can access the ruling at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.

4. And Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Bd., No. 08-861. You can access the ruling at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.

You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court today granted review in six cases and has requested the views of the Solicitor General on one case.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide"; "Court: Christian group can't bar gays, get funding"; "Court rules against inventors in patent case"; "Supreme Court strikes down part of anti-fraud law"; "High court turns down both sides in tobacco fight"; "Court will hear employer sanctions law challenge"; "Court lets Vatican-sex abuse lawsuit move forward"; "High court rejects Iraq case against Halliburton"; "High court won't review San Fran health care plan"; and "Court won't hear appeal of newsletter prosecution."
Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman



"Court rejects ATP appeal by German Tennis group": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued last Friday.

And Reuters reports that "ATP tennis tour wins antitrust ruling."
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman



"Porn Site Cocodorm Loses Latest Round of Legal Battle With City of Miami": The Miami New Times has this blog post about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"Stevens ascends to his final day on bench; Supreme Court's retiring justice will leave after Kagan begins Senate hearings": Joan Biskupic has this article today in USA Today.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"M.D. Ginsburg, 78, Dies; Lawyer and Tax Expert": This obituary appears today in The New York Times.

Today's edition of The Washington Post contains an obituary headlined "Martin D. Ginsburg dies at 78; tax law expert, Supreme Court spouse."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has an obituary headlined "Martin D. Ginsburg dies at 78; Georgetown law professor, husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Ginsburg was among the nation's foremost experts on tax law; He and his wife met as students at Cornell on a blind date in 1951 and were married in 1954."

Joan Biskupic of USA Today reports that "Justice Ginsburg's husband and 'best friend' dies at age 78."

And Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Martin Ginsburg, Husband of Justice Ginsburg, Dies."
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman



"The High Court: Ruling on naming petition signers leaves room for interpretation." Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"Study Finds Questioning of Nominees to Be Useful": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times. And law professor Noah Feldman has an op-ed entitled "The Triumphant Decline of the WASP."

Today's edition of The Washington Post contains an article headlined "As Kagan confirmation hearings begin, Republicans struggle for line of attack." The newspaper also contains an article headlined "The Kagan hearings: Drama at the staff level is unseen but intense"; an editorial entitled "A Supreme conversation"; and an op-ed by columnist George F. Will entitled "More questions for nominee Elena Kagan."

James Oliphant of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing to start Monday; Senate Republicans are expected to grill Obama's Supreme Court nominee on issues such as gun control and campaign finance reform. Kagan is expected to be confirmed."

The Boston Globe reports that "Midterm politics form Kagan backdrop; Hearings on court pick will air parties' issues."

The Washington Times reports that "GOP promises tough queries at Kagan hearings; Prior confirmation uneventful."

The New York Daily News reports that "Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's liberal views will be hot topic at Senate confirmation hearings."

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "Hatch wary of Kagan's 'activist' record."

The Providence (R.I.) Journal reports that "Whitehouse key to Kagan."

Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Kagan hearings to begin with questions from left and right."

Politico.com reports that "GOP eager to press case in Elena Kagan hearing."

The Associated Press reports that "Kagan to break silence as marathon vetting begins."

Reuters reports that "Obama's high court pick Kagan faces Senate hearing."

The Hill reports that "Republicans look to grill, not block Kagan" and "Supreme Court expert predicts '63, 64' votes for Kagan."

Fortune has an article headlined "Elena Kagan, wild card for big business."

Agence France-Presse reports that "Obama high court pick to face tough Senate questions."

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment entitled "At Confirmation Hearings, GOP Eyes Kagan's Record."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Gun rights among Supreme Court's final decisions": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman






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