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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"11th Circ. Won't Review 'Mutability' In Dreadlocks Bias Case": Braden Campbell of has this report (subscription required for full access) on an order denying rehearing en banc, accompanied by both a concurrence and a dissent, that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 09:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"A tricky mix: The Supreme Court is divided in a gay wedding cake case; The justices seem inclined to side with a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for two men." Steven Mazie has this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Three Problems With the SG's Klan Hypo in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Oral Argument": Michael Dorf has this blog post at "Dorf on Law."
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"As Colorado baker case opens at U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy poses sharp questions for both sides; Oral arguments begin before high court in case stemming from 2012 dispute involving same-sex couple and Lakewood baker": Mark K. Matthews of The Denver Post has this report.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Would Trump Consider a Court-Packing Scheme?" Jeff Shesol has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Ginsburg and Kagan Ask About the Artistry of Wedding Cakes": Jeffrey Toobin has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Sharply Divided Over Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 07:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Masterpiece Theater: The Supreme Court isn't convinced that cake is speech -- but Justice Kennedy might rule in favor of an anti-gay baker anyway." Mark Joseph Stern has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.
Posted at 06:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Merck to Supreme Court: The rules are different in pharma cases." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 06:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Declared Mistrial After Clarence Thomas Tampers With Evidence": The Onion has this News in Photos item, along with an American Voices feature titled "Supreme Court Hears Argument On Anti-Gay Cake Shop."
Posted at 06:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Anthony Kennedy legacy again at play in same-sex marriage case": Joan Biskupic of has this news analysis.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court Wants To Know: What Happens If This Baker Can Refuse To Sell A Cake To A Gay Couple? Justice Anthony Kennedy was at the center of the debate -- and likely will be the key to the court's decision in the most closely watched case of the Supreme Court's term." Chris Geidner and Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed News have this report.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman

Access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, No. 16-111: At this link.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Chris Christie's Big Gamble: The Supreme Court appears poised to let every state authorize sports betting." Mark Joseph Stern has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"LGBTQ rights just had a horrible day in the Supreme Court; There are almost certainly five votes for the anti-gay cake baker Jack Phillips": Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Sharply Divided in Wedding Cake Case": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court appears skeptical of Colorado baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for gay couple."

And Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court hears same-sex wedding cake case: Free speech vs. civil rights."
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court seems divided in case of baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple": Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report.

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court deeply divided over gay wedding cake."

Jess Bravin, Brent Kendall, and Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal report that "Supreme Court Hears Case of Baker Refusing to Make Cake for Gay Wedding; Justice Anthony Kennedy figures to be pivotal; Justice Department backs baker."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Kennedy Sends Mixed Messages in Supreme Court Cake Case."
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman

In today's mail: I received my copy of the Spring 2017 issue of The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, containing my essay titled "Surveying the Landscape as Technology Revolutionizes Media Coverage of Appellate Courts."
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Live Coverage: Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case." The Wall Street Journal is hosting this live blog reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court oral argument currently underway.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Texas heads back to federal appeals court in long-winding voter ID fight; A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the state's recent revisions to its 2011 voter ID law, which federal courts said discriminated against voters of color": Alexa Ura of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Update on the Calabresi-Hirji paper on the Federal Judiciary": Gary Lawson has this guest post at the "Balkinization" blog.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case": Ariane de Vogue of has this report.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Return to Culture Wars in Wedding Cake Case": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"A Supreme Court Clash Between Artistry And The Rights Of Gay Couples": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

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