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Monday, November 28, 2011

Adam Liptak of The New York Times is reporting: In Tuesday newspaper, he will have articles headlined "Telemarketer Abuse Statute Confounds Supreme Court" and "Justices to Decide on Fairness in Drug Sentences."
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"What's So Hard About Regulating Supreme Court Justices' Ethics? -- A Lot." Russell Wheeler has this essay online at The Brookings Institution.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Considers Whether A Fist Is A 'Dangerous Instrument'": The Hartford Courant has this news update.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court may weigh in on religious services in NYC schools; U.S. Supreme Court set to announce whether it will hear the case": The New York Daily News has this update.
Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman


Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor is reporting: He has articles headlined "Supreme Court refuses to resolve confusion over child pornography law; Federal courts have disagreed about how to enforce a law that requires people convicted of possessing child pornography to pay restitution to the victim, even if they didn't know the victim; But the Supreme Court refused to take up the case Monday" and "Supreme Court declines to clarify gun rights question; The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a potentially important gun rights case, which could have established guideposts for future gun regulations at the local, state, and national levels."
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court TV? Nice Idea, but Still Not Likely." Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York TImes.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate Confirms Judge Christopher Droney For U.S. Appeals Court; Scramble For His U.S. District Court Seat Narrowed To Four Finalists": The Hartford Courant has this news update.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"A Vindictive Decision: The Supreme Court sends a grandmother back to prison to teach the 9th Circuit a lesson." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gay marriage champion joins Vt. Supreme Court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Twombly, Iqbal rulings have 'substantial impact': study." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Why Are Facebook And The Supreme Court's Conservative Justices Standing Together?" Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 06:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court asks if lawsuits require proof of harm": James Vicini of Reuters has a report that begins, "In a case pitting business against consumer groups, U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday questioned whether individuals can sue a company over an alleged kickback scheme without showing it caused them harm."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, No. 10-708
Posted at 04:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justices take up mercury-storage case": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Will Supreme Court Add Another Alien Tort Statute Case to its Docket?" Richard Samp has this post today at "The Legal Pulse" blog of the Washington Legal Foundation.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman


Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News is reporting: He has articles headlined "Drugmaker Sales Force Overtime Clash Gets Top U.S. Court Review"; "Southern Union Gets U.S. High Court Hearing on $6 Million Fine"; and "Tessera Wins Round in Patent Case as Top Court Rebuffs Qualcomm."
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman


"Death row inmates' desire to die renews debate; Legal experts are divided on whether a condemned prisoner who drops resistance to execution should be allowed a dignified end": Carol J. Williams had this article Saturday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court today granted review in five cases, two of which will be consolidated for a single hour of oral argument.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court will decide question on crack sentencing"; "Court to look at overtime pay for drug sales reps"; "High court to review fine for mercury storage"; and "Supreme Court won't hear skycaps' appeal on tips."
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman



"Analysis: Health care and recusal politics." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."

In the December 5, 2011 issue of New York magazine, Dahlia Lithwick has an essay entitled "Her Honor: People who think Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the looming 'Obamacare' case might want to take a closer look at her first term."

And today in The Toronto Globe and Mail, columnist Neil Reynolds has an op-ed entitled "Can government make you buy health insurance?"
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman



"Skilling's fall was nothing short of epic; As Enron's ex-CEO remains behind bars, his case still sparks debate": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Lewis and Clark and Roberts and Alito: Montana case asks court to interpret 1805 expedition." Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman






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