Monday, July 15, 2013
"Will the Supreme Court Mess with Texas? Because that's where the state's abortion bill is headed." Emily Bazelon has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge halts Georgia execution over injection issue": Reuters has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "Ga. execution halted amid lethal injection concerns."
Earlier today online at The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen had an essay titled "The Warren Hill Execution: A Late Challenge Over Lethal-Injection Drug; Georgia has made the method by which it acquires pentobarbital a 'state secret,' which Hill's lawyers say raises questions about needless suffering and separation of powers."
"Snowden's surveillance leaks open way for challenges to programs' constitutionality": Jerry Markon of The Washington Post has a news update that begins, "The recent disclosure of U.S. surveillance methods is providing opponents of classified programs with new openings to challenge their constitutionality, according to civil libertarians and some legal experts."
Posted at 05:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why California won't build prisons to ease inmate overcrowding": David Siders had this front page article in yesterday's edition of The Sacramento Bee.
"Saying Senate Is 'Broken,' Reid Vows to Limit Filibuster": The New York Times has this news update.
The Washington Post has a news update headlined "As Senate nears filibuster showdown, Reid says Republicans can still avoid fight."
The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Filibuster change needed to 'save the Senate,' Harry Reid says."
Politico.com reports that "No deal yet to stop 'nuclear option.'"
Alexander Bolton of The Hill has a report headlined "Reid gives GOP ultimatum: Relent on nominees or I will go 'nuclear.'"
Reuters reports that "Reid warns of using Senate 'nuclear option' on filibusters."
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees."
"Gay marriage foes lose state Supreme Court plea to halt weddings": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.
Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Prop. 8: California Supreme Court refuses to stop gay weddings."
Bloomberg News reports that "California High Court Refuses to Revive Gay Marriage Ban."
Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "California Supreme Court refuses to stop gay weddings in state."
"Roger J. Miner -- Dedication of NY Law Reading Room": Lance Wheeler posted this video Saturday online at YouTube.
Recently, New York Law School posted online the "Archival Collection of Judge Roger J. Miner: 1981-2012."
"Double Secret Surveillance": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:23 PM by Howard Bashman
"US appellate judge Boyce F. Martin Jr., of Louisville, retiring; Liberal penned opinions on Obamacare, bourbon": Andrew Wolfson has this front page article in today's edition of The Courier-Journal.
Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Withered Writ: Habeas corpus, the age-old way for prisoners to challenge their detention, has never been more restricted than it is now." Lincoln Caplan will have this article in the next print edition of The American Prospect.
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Guantanamo: 25 captives quit hunger strike since Ramadan." Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
And in today's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has an article headlined "15 Held at Guantanamo Are Said to Quit Hunger Strike."
"The Future of Same-Sex Marriage": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Who Is Fnu Lnu? Unidentified Defendants Have Bedeviled Courts for Decades." Benjamin Weiser has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:51 AM by Howard Bashman