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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"As term ends, Supreme Court finds some agreement, but sharp divides remain": Yesterday's broadcast of PBS NewsHour contained this video segment.
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court will hear Gilbert church-sign case": This article appears in today's edition of The Arizona Republic.

And Cronkite News reports that "Supreme Court will hear church's challenge to Gilbert's sign ordinance."
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Unanimous Supreme Court comes at a cost": Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gay marriage groups pop the question to SCOTUS": Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico.com has this report.

And Timothy M. Phelps and David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times have an article headlined "Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling."
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. 'drone memo' offers legal ammunition in Omar Khadr case: If CIA drone pilots cannot be charged with war crimes, how could Pentagon convict former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr?" The Toronto Star has this report.

And The Canadian Press has a report headlined "Secret U.S. memo suggests no legal basis to charge Omar Khadr with war crimes "
Posted at 09:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"The high court highlights the problem of the middleman": Charles Lane has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"After Hobby Lobby Comes Judge Pryor: An Eleventh Circuit judge, citing Hobby Lobby, rules in favor of a Catholic TV network." Quin Hillyer has this essay today at National Review Online.
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning": Law professor Paul Horwitz has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Solicitor General's report card": Andrew Pincus has this guest post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Coakley, Patrick press for new abortion clinic protections": The Boston Globe has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Massachusetts working on abortion clinic bill."
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Posner backs down (for now) in antitrust policy duel with U.S." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this interesting report today.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Groups want emails from reprimanded Montana judge": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S.: Don't expand Hobby Lobby exemption." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has a report headlined "Gov't: Ruling backs nonprofits' birth control plan."

And Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Administration Points to Hobby Lobby Ruling in Wheaton College Case; Government Uses Supreme Court's Ruling to Back Its Birth-Control Alternative for Religious Nonprofits."
Posted at 02:05 PM by Howard Bashman



"Obama's Disappointing Year at the Supreme Court: From recess appointments to warrantless cellphone searches to Obamacare, the White House lost big this term at SCOTUS." Damon Root has this essay online at Reason.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"'With All Deliberate Speed': Rasul V. Bush, Ten Year Later." Law professor David Cole has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Big Campaign Finance News: Second Circuit Accepts Limits on Contributions to Independent Campaign Committees in Some Circumstances, Creating Circuit Split." Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog" reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Most Partisan Justice": Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.

And Dustin Volz and Emma Roller of Naiional Journal have an article headlined "Meet Samuel Alito, the Most Important Conservative in America Today: Easy to forget but hard to ignore, the 64-year-old justice is leaving an indelible mark on the Supreme Court; And giving liberals a lot to complain about."
Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"Hobby Lobby Discounts Outweigh Dismay Over Court Ruling": Bloomberg News has an article that begins, "While Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s customers may disagree with the retailer's stance on contraception, they aren't changing their shopping habits or seeking their craft supplies elsewhere."

Bloomberg News also reports that "Hobby Lobby Ruling Complicates Obamacare Birth Control."
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman



"For these Supreme Court justices, unanimous doesn't mean unity": Robert Barnes has this front page article in today's edition of The Washington Post.

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has a front page article headlined "Chief Justice Roberts's Maneuvering Draws in Court's Liberal Bloc; Supreme Court's Leader Joined Liberal Colleagues to Achieve Some Major Decisions This Term."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court ruled modestly in major cases."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Record Unanimity on Votes Masks U.S. High Court Divisions."
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman



"Breyer's Greatest Triumph Over Scalia": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court: Albany County cyberbullying law is too broad." Today's edition of The Times Union of Albany, New York contains this article.

Reuters reports that "N.Y. top court says cyberbullying law violates free speech."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "NY high court: Local cyberbullying law invalid."

You can access yesterday's 5-to-2 ruling of the New York State Court of Appeals at this link.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman



"Ruling in Cannibal Case Revives Debate Over When a Fantasy Crosses a Criminal Line": Benjamin Weiser has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.

And The New York Daily News reports that "'Cannibal cop' released into custody of his mother after conviction overturned in stunning reversal."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman



"Give Scotusblog a Seat in Court": This editorial appears in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman






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