Wednesday, December 5, 2012
"High court rejects abortion laws": Today's edition of The Tulsa World contains an article that begins, "The Oklahoma Supreme Court tossed out two laws Tuesday that slapped restrictions on abortions."
And today's edition of The Oklahoman contains an article headlined "Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down 2 anti-abortion laws."
C-SPAN's Book TV has posted online the video of a discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court featuring authors Clare Cushman, Anthony Franze, Todd Peppers, Jeffrey Toobin, and Artemus Ward: Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal, served as the discussion's moderator. You can view the video by clicking here.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Custody Case in Scotland Goes Before U.S. Justices": Adam Liptak will have this article Thursday in The New York Times.
And Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices divided over international child custody dispute."
"Courts to Weigh Free Speech Rights In Pharmaceutical Marketing Cases": This article will appear Thursday in The Wall Street Journal.
"The Case Against Color-Blind Admissions": Ronald Dworkin has this essay (subscription needed for full text) in the December 20, 2012 issue of The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court gets new, more basic marriage case": At "SCOTUSbog," Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, "Lawyers for a group defending Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon to decide the most basic constitutional question in that controversy: must a state allow gays and lesbians to get married."
Posted at 08:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Opening for a Fresh ObamaCare Challenge: By defining the mandate as a tax, one that will not be uniformly applied, the Supreme Court ran afoul of the Constitution." David B. Rivkin and Lee A. Casey will have this op-ed Thursday in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Circuit Split Watch: Press Access Not a Slam Dunk." Michelle Olsen has this post today at her "Appellate Daily" blog.
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Frustrating (and telling) myopia concerning criminal justice among SCOTUS elite": Douglas A. Berman has this post today at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog.
Posted at 02:47 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices struggle with international custody law": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report.
Update: In other coverage, Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court steps into international custody battle."
"Michigan Supreme Court Campaign Credits Facebook Ads With Margin of Victory; Can Social-Media Ads Win An Election?" Ad Age has this blog post.
Posted at 02:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Fast-track effort on new race case": At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, "Lawyers for Michigan, moving rapidly with a new case on the use of race in college admissions, have laid out a plan to get the Supreme Court to hear and decide the case in the current Term." You can view the petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 02:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court hears challenge to Obama recess appointments": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that considers whether President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies in his administration."
Bloomberg News reports that "Republican Lawmakers Argue Obama Appointments Unlawful."
And David Ingram of Reuters reports that "Court asked to invalidate Obama recess appointments."
Tom Goldstein on same-sex marriage as test cases: Tom has this interesting post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman