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Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Quebec set to make unprecedented challenge to Nadon's Supreme Court appointment": In Friday's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine and Kim Mackrael will have an article that begins, "The Quebec government says it will challenge the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada, in what legal scholars say appears to be a first in the court's 138-year history."
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Christie's Supreme Court nominee approved by N.J. Senate judiciary committee": The Newark Star-Ledger has this report.

And Friday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer will contain an article headlined "Senate panel backs Christie pick for N.J. Supreme Court."
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Voter-ID Laws Worry Jurist; Retired Supreme Court Justice Says Poor, Minorities Could Be Affected": In Friday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin will have an article that begins, "Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he was concerned by the proliferation of state laws tightening voter-identification requirements but believes he ruled correctly in 2008 that an Indiana voter-ID law could stand."
Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"What Michigan Race Case Is Really About": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federalist Society presents Allyson Ho '00 and John Rappaport, 'Supreme Court Preview'": The University of Chicago Law School has made available online via this link the audio from this recent event.
Posted at 05:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Thoughts on Judge Posner's Admission of Error on the Indiana Voter ID Law": Paul M. Smith has this guest post today at "ACSBlog."
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"NH high court hears texting case at high school": Lynne Tuohy of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "New Hampshire's highest court went to a high school to hear arguments in a case it thought would resonate with the more than 500 students in the audience: Whether reading a text message while driving can amount to recklessness worthy of a prison sentence."
Posted at 04:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"American flag ban: Federal appeals court struggles with Morgan Hill school's Cinco de Mayo incident." Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Court considers Calif. school's May 5 US flag ban."

You can access the audio of today's Ninth Circuit oral argument in John Dariano, et al. v. Morgan Hill Unified School Dis, et al., by clicking here.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Affiliates React to Supreme Court EPA Regulations Case": This article appears today in The Harvard Crimson.
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court rules against McDonnell on emails": Tal Kopan has this blog post at

You can access yesterday's unpublished opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Tree Grows in Canada": Linda Greenhouse has this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Posner's Regret": Bob Bauer has this post today at his blog, "More Soft Money Hard Law."
Posted at 10:57 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court considers Calif. school's May 5 US flag ban": The Associated Press has this report on a case scheduled for oral argument today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

When the oral argument audio becomes available online, I will link to it.
Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"Second Thoughts on Voter ID": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman

Pennsylvania's highest court has denied Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' request for review of a $7.5 million punitive damages award in favor of woman who sued claiming the hormone replacement therapy medication Prempro caused her breast cancer: You can access yesterday's order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, denying Wyeth's petition for allowance of appeal, at this link.

When yesterday's order denying review issued, the petition for allowance of appeal had been pending before Pennsylvania's highest court for more than 18 months.

You can access here the Superior Court of Pennsylvania's ruling in the case. My earlier coverage of this ruling can be accessed here, here, and here.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Solicitor General Verrilli Discusses Office's Role in Civil Rights Cases": The Washington University School of Law recently issued this news release. You can view the video from last month, when the Solicitor General delivered the Tyrrell Williams Lecture, by clicking here.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"Pennsylvania one step closer to raising judicial retirement age to 75": This article appeared yesterday in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"Elena Kagan: Not all government is dysfunctional; The youngest Supreme Court Justice and former Dean of Harvard Law School talks about creating great culture and communicating without email." Fortune magazine has this report.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court only willing to work at the fringes of the Second Amendment?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman

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