Wednesday, October 23, 2013
"Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind On Voter ID Laws": Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this essay online today at The Daily Beast.
"Minnesota Supreme Court: Samples under DWI implied-consent law aren't coerced; The decision said a warrant is required to get a blood sample, but not in the case it was addressing." The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this news update reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Minnesota issued today.
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"State Supreme Court hints it may strike down part of domestic partnership law": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update.
And Bloomberg News reports that "Wisconsin Partnership Law Fought as Too Like Marriage."
"Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks challenges, career goals with Arcadia students": The Times Herald of Norristown, Pennsylvania has this report.
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"Former Michigan Supreme Court justice speaks on new book": Central Michigan Life has this report.
Posted at 09:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"Thigh Court: How a theater company turned a SCOTUS case about nude dancing into a rollicking new play." Emily Bazelon has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court seeks answers from 'wild hypotheticals'; Sometimes the most imaginative questions help the justices separate facts from fiction": Richard Wolf will have this article in Thursday's edition of USA Today.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Abortion providers ask judge to halt Texas law": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal court challenge to new limits on abortions in Texas may hinge on complicated legal questions created by a myriad of U.S. Supreme Court rulings over the past decade on when a state may ignore medical considerations and limit the procedure, attorneys in the case argued Wednesday."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Texas Abortion Trial Ends With Judge to Rule by Oct. 29."
"Ecuador Judge Testifies to Taking Bribes in Chevron Suit": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 09:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Texas inmate denied locks of dead parents' hair": The Associated Press has this report today on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued in August.
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"New Mexico court considers legalizing gay marriage": The Associated Press has this report.
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"Does Va. restrict competition for new medical buildings? Appeals court wants to know." The Washington Post has this news update.
And The Associated Press reports that "Suit challenging Va. health facility law revived."
"Newspaper presses FOIA fight for food stamp payment data": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post.
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"Parties Agree to Trim Briefing in Greenhouse Gas Cases": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
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"FBI Can Keep Race Data From ACLU, U.S. Appeals Court Says": Bloomberg News has this report on the ruling that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Today our court gives our approval to the government tempting persons in the population at large currently engaged in innocent activity and leading them into the commission of a serious crime, which the government will then prosecute." So writes Senior Circuit Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., dissenting from the ruling that the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"SCOTUSblog on camera: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. -- Part three." You can access the video, the third of five parts, via this link.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Same-sex couples gear up for New Mexico high court battle over marriage": Reuters has this report.
And in related news from Oklahoma, Reuters reports that "Native American gay couple to take advantage of tribal law to marry."
"US 3rd affirms Del. Chancery Court 'secret' arbitration is unconstitutional": The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has this early report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today. All three judges on the panel wrote opinions setting forth their views.
Update: In other coverage, Tom Hals of Reuters has a report headlined "Delaware's 'secret trials' violate First Amendment: court."
Bloomberg News reports that "Delaware Judges Can't Do Secret Arbitrations, Court Rules."
"Too Much Frivolity, Not Enough Femininity: A Study of Gender and Humor at the U.S. Supreme Court." Ryan A. Malphurs, Jaime Bochantin, L. Hailey Drescher, and Melissa Wallace Framer posted this study online at SSRN earlier this month (via "Gender and the Law Prof Blog").
Posted at 09:23 AM by Howard Bashman
"Government Changes Policy On Warrantless Wiretap Defendants": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 09:21 AM by Howard Bashman
"Sotomayor to Arcadia students: Take it one step at a time." This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman
"Guantanamo defense attorneys want to accuse U.S. of torture -- but can't": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Update: In other coverage, Reuters reports that "Guantanamo judge urged to lift ban on claims of abuse."