Monday, October 15, 2012
"Supreme Court balance hangs on election": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"No heat-sensing searches for pot operations, court says": Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update that begins, "The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that state law enforcement cannot obtain search warrants to use thermal-imaging scans to detect indoor marijuana-growing operations. Georgia law allows for police to search for 'tangible evidence,' and heat patterns inside a home or garage do not fit that definition, the court said in a unanimous opinion."
"Justices To Review Voter Law In Arizona": Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
In Tuesday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage will have an article headlined "Supreme Court will decide on Arizona voter ID law; The Supreme Court will weigh in on an anti-fraud provision that was adopted by the state in 2004 but struck down by a federal court."
Richard Wolf of USA Today has a news update headlined "State voting-law cases test Supreme Court's politics; State laws that make it tougher to register to vote or vote will provide a fresh test of the Supreme Court justices' political mettle."
The Arizona Republic has a news update headlined "Supreme Court to hear Ariz. voter-registration case."
Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined "Supreme Court to review voter ID law in Arizona, other states."
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Supreme Court to review Arizona law making would-be voters prove citizenship; Critics of the Arizona law argue that the state requirement clashed with the National Voter Registration Act; The US Supreme Court agreed to take up the case Monday."
Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court to weigh Arizona voter registration case."
And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Voter Proof-of-Citizenship Law Gets Supreme Court Review."
"Retired U.S. justice prods Congress, candidates on gun control": David Ingram of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Arlen Specter and the Supreme Court": Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Free Speech, Yellow Pages & Ryan Seacrest": At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post that begins, "The 9th Circuit issued two First Amendment rulings Monday, holding in one that the Yellow Pages are fully protected by free speech rights, while billboards containing commercial messages are not."
"Is the new economy driving the Court's docket?" Ronald Mann has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Sept. 11 Defendants Cooperate With Judge as Case Resumes": Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this news update.
And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has a news update headlined "9/11 accused cooperative at Guantanamo war court, earn right to skip hearings."
"Retired Justice Stevens Addresses Gun Rights Cases": C-SPAN has posted online the video at this link.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Is the Supreme Court About To Swing Another Presidential Election? If the court cuts early voting in Ohio, it could be a difference maker in the Buckeye State." Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"9/11 accused back at Guantanamo war court": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"New Jersey Case May Upend Home Loan Discrimination Rules": Carter Dougherty, Greg Stohr, and Terrence Dopp of Bloomberg News have this report.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court granted review in one case.
Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court will hear Ariz. case on voter registration."
"'The Oath' by Jeffrey Toobin and 'America's Unwritten Constitution' by Akhil Reed Amar": This weekend in The Boston Globe, Mickey Edwards had a book review that begins, "When Ronald Reagan nominated federal Judge Robert Bork to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 1987, my first reaction was generally positive: I was a Republican congressman, had a good relationship with Reagan (having been director of policy task forces for his 1980 presidential campaign), and was inclined to accept the president's choice."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"9/11 hearings to focus on secrecy, transparency; When pretrial hearings resume for those accused of planning the 9/11 attacks, a key issue is whether there will be any public testimony about their time in secret CIA detention": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
"Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action could affect Princeton": This article appears today in The Daily Princetonian.
"Luck, Wealth, and Implications for Policy": Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner had this post yesterday at "The Becker-Posner Blog."
Posted at 07:26 AM by Howard Bashman
"Until Justice Is Served": In the Sunday Review section of yesterday's edition of The New York Times, filmmaker Errol Morris had an op-ed that begins, "The defendant, Jeffrey MacDonald, is 68 years old. "
Posted at 07:20 AM by Howard Bashman