Wednesday, October 16, 2013
"Roberts Court Cloaks Activism in Complexity": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Door May Open for Challenge to Secret Wiretaps": In Thursday's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage will have an article that begins, "Five years after Congress authorized a sweeping warrantless surveillance program, the Justice Department is setting up a potential Supreme Court test of whether it is constitutional by notifying a criminal defendant -- for the first time -- that evidence against him derived from the eavesdropping, according to officials."
Posted at 11:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Fourth Circuit reverses denial of leave to amend class allegations that were once 'virtually identical' to Dukes v. Wal-Mart but flipped around after Wal-Mart v. Dukes": Law professor Kevin C. Walsh has this post today at his "walshslaw" blog about a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court must realize affirmative action doesn't improve education; Racial diversity has virtually no effect on educational quality and isn't the real rationale for the policy": Law professor Douglas A. Kahn has this op-ed online at The Christian Science Monitor.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court urged to overturn Md. tax ruling; Decision by state's top court could cost counties about $50 million a year": The Baltimore Sun has this report.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Strip club case won't be visiting Supreme Court; High court won't hear dancing-as-art argument": This article appears today in The Times Union of Albany, New York.
And The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, New York reports that "Supreme Court rejects Latham strip joint; Justices won't hear challenge to tax on performances."
"Surprise on Legacy Admissions": At Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik has a blog post that begins, "Many of the arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday, on Michigan's ban on affirmative action, were not surprising."
Posted at 08:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Analysis: Greenhouse gases case." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Death penalty in Kansas cop killing case gets aired before Supreme Court": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Case Pits Freezing Assets Against Hiring Lawyers": Adam Liptak will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined "Justices: Freezing assets could deny right to counsel; New York couple accused of reselling medical devices alleges the government froze the assets they needed to hire attorneys."
In Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall will have an article headlined "Pretrial Asset Seizure Splits Justices; Case of Couple Seeking to Use Funds for Defense Scrambles Usual Ideological Alliances." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court ponders pre-trial asset freezes in criminal cases."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Amy Howe has a post titled "Argument analysis: Asset forfeiture case is close call."
"Let. Us. Pray. What's wrong with falling in love with the amazing Senate chaplain?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"La. high court strikes down immigrant driver law": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren't U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status."
"Defendant whose conviction led to ban on executing child rapists is granted new trial": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has a news update that begins, "Patrick Kennedy, whose conviction for raping an 8-year-old girl in Harvey led the U.S. Supreme Court to ban the death penalty for child rapists, has been given a new trial."
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court hints at narrow ruling in Michigan affirmative action case; The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions violates the equal protection of minorities": Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Yesterday evening's broadcast of The PBS NewsHour contained a video segment titled "Does a Mich. amendment prohibiting affirmative action violate equal protection?"
And yesterday afternoon on HuffPost Live, Mike Sacks hosted a video segment titled "Supreme Court: Affirmative Action" with guests Elie Mystal, Jennifer Gratz, and Josh Gerstein.
"Tricky permit issue seen splitting challengers to EPA climate rules": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report today.
Yesterday, Jacobs and and Jean Chemnick had an article headlined "Supreme Court to review EPA greenhouse gas emissions permitting." And Jacobs also had an article headlined "Justices decline case on timeline for lawsuits challenging EPA regs."
"Indicted couple want assets freed to pay lawyers": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Earlier, today's edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial titled "Legal dilemma: The lawyer of their choice; The Supreme Court should require more judicial review in the freezing of financial resources of criminal defendants."
And online today at Reason, Jacob Sullum has an essay titled "The Best Defense Your Money Can't Buy: How prosecutors disarm defendants by freezing their assets."
"An Artistic Tribute to Four Female Justices": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:51 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court skeptical of reversal in sheriff's killing": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report.
"Chevron Lawyer Takes Stand in Trial Over Ecuador Verdict": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman
"Free speech and the American flag: Lawsuit over T-shirt incident at Morgan Hill school lives on." Howard Mintz has this article today in The San Jose Mercury News previewing a case scheduled for oral argument tomorrow at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Justices To Hear Cases On Self-Incrimination, Freezing Assets": Nina Totenberg of NPR has this blog post today.
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"UK inmates lose right to vote ruling; The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from two prisoners over the right to vote under European Union rules": BBC News has this report.
Bloomberg News reports that "Murderers Lose Right-to-Vote Dispute in Britain's Highest Court."
And The Associated Press reports that "UK's top court rejects inmates' voting rights bid."
"Will the Supreme Court Help Shut Down D.C.?" Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Constitution Check: Does banning affirmative action promote racial equality?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:36 AM by Howard Bashman