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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Bookmakers, analyst bet on U.S. Supreme Court to legalize sports betting": The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this news update.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Capobiancos return to South Carolina, birth father's role in Veronica's life remains uncertain": The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has this news update.

The Tulsa World has a news update headlined "Baby Veronica case: Biological father still facing felony complaint in S.C."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Experts: Girl in adoption dispute needs stability."
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. judge rejects Pa. counterparts' bid to undo mandatory age-70 retirement": Joseph A. Slobodzian of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this news update.

And Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Federal court rejects judges' retirement age challenge."

My earlier coverage of today's federal district court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court justice to visit Penn Law; Anthony Kennedy will teach a constitutional law class as part of Visiting Jurist Program": The Daily Pennsylvanian has this news update.

And this Friday, California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will speak at Penn Law.
Posted at 08:15 PM by Howard Bashman



"California prisons: Judges give state more time to deal with inmate release order." Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.
Posted at 07:56 PM by Howard Bashman


The Ninth Circuit had granted Barry Bonds an extension of time to file a petition for panel and/or en banc rehearing: You can access yesterday's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"There is at least a superficial irony in having a judge who is appointed for life under Article III of the United States Constitution rule against his judicial colleagues on the courts of this Commonwealth who must hang up their robes at age 70." The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania today issued this ruling rejecting a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's mandatory retirement age for judges.
Posted at 04:37 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama nominates three to federal judgeships": The Boston Globe has this news update.

According to the article, the White House has "tapped Harvard Law School professor David Jeremiah Barron for appointment to the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit." You can access his online bio at this link.

Update: The official White House news release is titled "President Obama Nominates David Jeremiah Barron to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Matthew Huisman has a post titled "Harvard Law Prof Nominated for First Circuit."
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman



"Rubio Withdraws Support for Gay Black Judge's Nomination to the Federal Bench": This article appears today in The New York Times.

And on Monday, columnist Fred Grimm of The Miami Herald had an essay titled "Rubio stomps on judge's reputation."
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"The canary in the Supreme Court coal mine": Judge Kevin S. Burke has this essay online today at MinnPost.
Posted at 04:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges weigh religious exemption for health law": The Associated Press has this report on a case argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

You can access the audio of today's oral argument via this link (19.2 MB mp3 audio file).
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman



"There are good reasons not to call an opponent's argument 'ridiculous'": So begins an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today, in which the so-called "ridiculous" argument wins the appeal.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Appeals Judge": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times." You can view the U.S. Senate's roll call vote tally at this link.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"A Moveable Court": Law professor Pamela S. Karlan has this essay in the September/October 2013 issue of Boston Review.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"West Michigan CEO will appeal mandate to pay for birth control, morning-after pills to Supreme Court": The Grand Rapids Press has this report.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Constitution Check: Should Supreme Court justices have limits on their time in office?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Black Enrollment Falls as Michigan Rejects Affirmative Action": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman






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