Monday, August 5, 2013
"Religious Objections To Health Law Multiply; Controversies involving private firms being required to offer contraceptive coverage are likely headed to U.S. Supreme Court": Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 09:51 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why Your Cell Phone's Location Isn't Protected by the Fourth Amendment": Orin Kerr has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:47 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judges attend lavish conferences on taxpayer dime amid budget cuts": Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times has this report on a letter that U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) issued last Friday.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Chris Christie's Legal Position on Gay Marriage Is Pure Nonsense: The New Jersey governor's court brief reads like a bad student paper." Nathaniel Frank has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ohio nonprofit gets new trial over 'bachelor pad'": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Fair housing advocates on Monday won a new trial in a federal lawsuit against an Ohio company that advertised an apartment as 'a great bachelor pad' for men looking to 'hook up.'"
"Miami killer John Errol Ferguson executed": The Miami Herald has this news update.
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Taken: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven't been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes; Is that all we're losing." Sarah Stillman has this article in the August 12, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 07:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Congress Pushes Supreme Court on Ethics Rules": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Irony of Justice Scalia's California Prison Rant; His dissenting opinion on Brown v. Plata has nothing to do with the subject at hand: prisoners and the Eighth Amendment." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Easton Area School District: Struck down 'I Heart Boobies' bracelet ban leaves schools 'defenseless.'" The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania has this news update.
The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Federal court strikes down 'I (heart) boobies' ban."
The Associated Press has a report headlined "US court: Pa. school can't ban 'boobies' bracelets."
And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Full Appeals Court Upholds 'Boobies' Bracelets in Schools."
"N.Y. City Asks Top State Court to Review Large-Soda Ban": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman
Programming note: A meeting later this morning with co-counsel in a case in which the appellate briefs are due approximately two weeks from now will have me away from the computer for a bit. Additional posts will appear here this afternoon.
Posted at 09:24 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judges Extend High Court Same-Sex Ruling; Weeks After Key Part of Federal Marriage Act Is Struck Down, Preliminary Findings Show Decision Could Reshape Laws": Ashby Jones has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 07:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"Florida Ignores the Supreme Court": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"Confessions of an Application Reader: Lifting the Veil on the Holistic Process at the University of California, Berkeley." In the Education Life section of yesterday's edition of The New York Times, Ruth A. Starkman had this essay.
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court may need to decide how private a cellphone is": In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has this new installment of his "The High Court" column.
Posted at 07:35 AM by Howard Bashman