Monday, December 6, 2010
In commentary available online at Slate: Walter Dellinger has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Standing on Its Head: Why the technical 'standing' issue properly decides the gay marriage appeal."
And Emily Bazelon has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Gay Marriage Has a Good Day in Court: California's Proposition 8, not so much."
"Extreme Makeover: Criminal Court Edition." John Schwartz has this article today in The New York Times. A related sidebar is headlined "Guilty of Violating Dress Code, in Any Case."
"Appeals court hints at narrow Prop. 8 ruling": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.
At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Prop. 8: Deciding what to decide; The Ninth Circuit Court, in more than two hours of oral argument on California's ban on same-sex marriage, explores ways to avoid ruling right away and ways to rule, if it must, in a modest yet still historic way."
The Associated Press reports that "Televised gay marriage hearing attracts audience."
"Justices Hear Case on Denial of Help to Veteran Who Missed Filing Deadline": Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Court hears appeal from veteran who missed filing deadline."
Joan Biskupic of USA Today has a news update headlined "Supreme Court hears veterans' disability case."
And Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press reports that "Court deals with veterans' time limit on benefits."
"Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wal-Mart Bias Case Appeal": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Court to decide if one class-action suit is proper in massive Wal-Mart discrimination case."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Wal-Mart, global warming cases will get hearings before Supreme Court; The Supreme Court agrees to take up two cases of interest to corporate America: whether a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart can proceed as a class action, and whether courts can put limits on carbon emissions from power plants."
Joan Biskupic of USA Today has a news update headlined "High court to hear Wal-Mart's appeal in sex bias suit."
James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Wal-Mart class-action appeal goes to Supreme Court."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Wal-Mart Gets High Court Review in Million-Worker Bias Case."
Brent Kendall of Dow Jones Newswires reports that "Supreme Court Will Consider Wal-Mart Challenge to Bias Suit."
And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Wal-Mart wins Supreme Court review of huge bias suit against it; The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether a class-action suit filed against Wal-Mart, representing 1.5 million former and current female employees, should be allowed to proceed."
"Televised gay marriage hearing begins in CA court": The Associated Press has this report.
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court today granted review in two cases, one of which is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, No. 10-277.
In addition, Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissent from the denial of certiorari, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined, in Williams v. Hobbs, No. 09-10382.
In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court to look at huge sex bias suit vs. Wal-Mart"; "High court will review climate change lawsuit"; and "High court turns down federal death row inmate."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Rulings set on Wal-Mart, warming; The Court grants review of Wal-Mart's appeal challenging the huge class-action lawsuit over alleged sex bias, and agrees to rule on global warming cases against major electric power companies."
"Specter derides partisan gridlock, politicization of court system": Yesterday's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contained this article.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"Live, from San Francisco, it's Proposition 8 in federal court": This front page article appears today in The Sacramento Bee.
Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained audio segments entitled "Ted Olson, Gay Marriage's Unlikely Legal Warrior" (featuring Nina Totenberg) and "In Calif., Prop. 8 Debate Tests Limits Of Tolerance."
And The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial entitled "The Prop. 8 show: Monday's hearing on the same-sex marriage ban by an appeals court panel will be must-see TV."
C-SPAN will provide live, online coverage of the oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit beginning at 1 p.m. eastern time today.
"Ex-justice sought project fee for her son; After leaving the Pa. Supreme Court, Sandra Schultz Newman pushed for her son to benefit from new Family Court construction": Joseph Tanfani has this front page article today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"High court ruling on Arizona act could shape immigration law; The 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act cracks down on employers who hire illegal workers, but the Obama administration says it conflicts with the federal government's authority to enforce immigration laws": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman