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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Cato Institute Reviews Supreme Court's Recent Term": Thanks to C-SPAN, you can access the video of today's event via this link.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"How Rakoff may have changed judicial elections -- and Montana's Supreme Court": Nate Raymond has this report at Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight.
Posted at 09:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Scalia: Judiciary suffers when private lawyers stay off the bench." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 09:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Right Strikes Back: A New Legal Challenge for Obamacare; The fight over health care reform is still going strong: A conservative group now argues that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because it started in the wrong House of Congress." Law professor Jack M. Balkin has this post online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court nixes Montana's ban on political endorsements of judicial candidates": The Missoulian has this news update.

The Billings Gazette has a news update headlined "Federal appeals court strikes down ban on endorsements in judicial races."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Montana Rule Banning Party Endorsements of Judges Blocked."

The ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued late yesterday consisted of a majority opinion and a dissenting opinion.
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Texas town's rental ban to get second hearing": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A Dallas suburb's long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate."

The case is scheduled for reargument en banc tomorrow in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Posted at 05:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"'We Won in Our Effort to Preserve the Constitution': Legal scholar Randy Barnett on why the Supreme Court ObamaCare decision isn't as bad as you think." Damon W. Root has this interview in the October 2012 issue of Reason magazine.
Posted at 05:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court reverses ruling on campaign donors": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that likely would have led to greater disclosure of who is paying for certain election ads."

Bloomberg News reports that "Court Reinstates Rule on 'Issue-Ad' Donors' Secrecy."

And David Ingram of Reuters reports that "Appeals court says tax-exempt groups can keep donors secret."

You can access today's five-page judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"Obama Visitor Logs Must Be Public, Lawyer Tells Court": Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "The names of people vetted by the U.S. Secret Service for White House visits are agency records that must be made public, a lawyer for Judicial Watch Inc. told a federal appeals court in Washington."
Posted at 05:09 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Clarence Thomas and CAC's Akhil Amar debate past, present, and future of our Constitution": The video of this recent discussion can now be viewed online, on-demand via YouTube at this link.
Posted at 03:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Pa. Supreme Court orders more review on voter ID law": The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "The Supreme Court has ordered that the state's controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification. The decision was 4-2, with Justices Seamus McCaffery and Debra McCloskey Todd dissenting."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Pennsylvania Supreme Court sends Voter ID back to lower court."

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "State Supreme Court sends voter ID case back to Commonwealth Court for review."

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Voter ID law in limbo after Pa. Supreme Court sends case back to lower court."

Bloomberg News reports that "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sets Aside Voter-ID Ruling."

Reuters reports that "Pennsylvania Supreme Court returns voter ID case to lower court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Pa. high court wants review of voter ID access."

Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consists of a per curiam order and two dissenting statements (here and here).
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. wins temporary freeze of military detention order": Reuters has this report on an order that a single judge serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued yesterday.

And the blog "Lawfare," which posted the order, provides this coverage.

Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "Obama Administration Wins Stay of Detention Law Rejection."
Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Last Chapter for a Court With a Place in History": In today's edition of The New York Times, Campbell Robertson has an article that begins, "Across the street from a barbershop and upstairs from a post office sits a big empty room where Mississippi once began to face up to itself. Even on a steamy humdrum Thursday afternoon, this city's stately federal courtroom looks like the kind of place where momentous things could happen, as they once did."
Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fanning furor, Justice Scalia says appeals court judge lied": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

The Associated Press reports that "Justice Scalia says criticism of 'politicized' Supreme Court 'enrages' him."

The Hill has a blog post titled "Scalia was 'furious' at Roberts vote on healthcare law, says Toobin book."

The William & Mary Law School has a news release headlined "Law School celebrates contributions of Justice Scalia."

And at The Huffington Post, law professor Eric Segall has an essay entitled "The Scalia-Posner War and Why it Matters."
Posted at 07:26 AM by Howard Bashman







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