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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Handgun ammo law stuck in Calif. court": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update that begins, "A battle is looming in California courts over whether gun owners should be required to appear in person and be fingerprinted before being allowed to buy ammunition -- like the thousands of rounds James Holmes reportedly purchased on the Internet in the weeks before he entered a Colorado movie theater for a deadly shooting rampage Friday morning."
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"9th Circuit comes to Boise to hear parent rights case": The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "9th Circuit judges hear Idaho parent rights case."
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman

In the August 2012 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Youth Will Out: No Matter Who Wins, SCOTUS Nominees Will Get Younger."

And Bryan A. Garner has an article entitled "Shall We Abandon Shall?"
Posted at 08:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Coakley asks Supreme Court to uphold DOMA ruling": The Boston Globe has this news update.

The Boston Herald has a news update headlined "Coakley urges Supreme Court to strike down DOMA."

And Reuters reports that "Massachusetts asks Supreme Court to take on gay marriage case."
Posted at 07:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"3 Million Fewer May Be Insured Due to Ruling, Study Predicts": The New York Times has this news update.

And The Washington Post has a news update headlined "CBO: Court ruling cuts cost of health-care law, but leaves 3 million more uninsured."
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Spirit Airlines Loses Challenge To All-In Fare Ad Rule": Bloomberg News has this report.

David Ingram of Reuters has a report headlined "Ads for plane tickets must show real cost -- U.S. court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Airline bid to block consumer protections rejected."

You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 04:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court upholds SD abortion suicide advisory": The Associated Press has this report.

Bloomberg News reports that "South Dakota Abortion-Suicide Advisory Lawful, Court Says."

And Reuters reports that "Appeals court upholds South Dakota abortion law's suicide advisory."

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Eighth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 03:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judges don't have to contribute more for health care and pensions, N.J. Supreme Court rules": MaryAnn Spoto of The Newark Star-Ledger has this news update.

And at the "New Jersey Appellate Law" blog, Bruce D. Greenberg has this related post.

You can access today's 3-to-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Reuters has a report headlined "New Jersey judges exempt from pension cost hike: state Supreme Court."

Bloomberg News reports that "New Jersey Judges Avoid Pension Cost Increase, Court Says."

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a blog post titled "Supreme Court rebuffs Christie on public benefits reform."

And The Newark Star-Ledger has an additional news update headlined "Legislators vow to challenge N.J. Supreme Court ruling on judicial pensions, benefits," along with an editorial entitled "Supreme Court wrong on judges' pensions, benefits."
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Bid to seize profits from sale of Hicks memoir fails": This article will appear Wednesday in The Sydney Morning Herald.

And The Associated Press reports that "Fight over ex-Gitmo detainee's book profits ends."
Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"Elmbrook loses graduation ceremony appeal": Today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains an article that begins, "The Elmbrook School District violated the constitutional separation of church and state by holding graduation ceremonies inside Elmbrook Church, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The ruling reverses a previous ruling by a district court and a 7th Circuit three-judge panel."

And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Appeals Court Rejects Use of Church for Public School Graduation."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman

"On its face, the suicide advisory presents neither an undue burden on abortion rights nor a violation of physicians' free speech rights." So holds the majority in an en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today, in overturning a permanent injunction that Planned Parenthood had obtained from a South Dakota-based federal district judge. The injunction had prohibited enforcement of a South Dakota statute requiring the disclosure to patients seeking abortions of an "increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide" among women who undergo the procedure.

The en banc court's vote in favor of upholding the South Dakota law and overturning the permanent injunction was 7-to-4.
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman

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