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Friday, December 14, 2012

"[W]e conclude that the scope of the Second Amendment does not extend to provide protection to illegal aliens, because illegal aliens are not law-abiding members of the political community": So ruled a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a decision issued today.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court lets slaves' descendants sue Cherokee chief": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay Marriage Supporters Optimistic About Winning Anthony Kennedy's Vote": Sahil Kapur has this post today at TPM DC.
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court to decide whether religious challenge to health care law may proceed": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Pressure on contraceptives mandate."
Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Courts: How Obama Dropped the Ball; The president's slow pace and anemic support for judicial appointments has kept the courts in conservative hands." Robert Kuttner has this essay online at The American Prospect.
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyer cited for blasting Justin Timberlake wins case with Florida Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Tampa Bay Times.

And today's edition of The Miami Herald contains an article headlined "Florida court strikes down law that banned loud music from cars; The Florida Supreme Court has struck down a law that made it illegal for music coming from a car to be 'plainly audible' from 25 feet or more."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Florida Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"AstraZeneca Wins U.S. Ruling to Block Generic Crestor": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that a divided three-juge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"[W]e will not alter the standard for measuring mental retardation for Atkins purposes in Pennsylvania, nor will we alter the burden of proof, nor will we establish special legal presumptions, or cautionary approaches, to govern all retrospective assessments of mental retardation": A unanimous Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (with one Justice not participating due to suspension) has issued this ruling in a death penalty case today.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Elena Kagan talks diversity and (dis)agreement on the Supreme Court": Tal Kopan has this blog post at
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court upholds anti-terrorism laws": Kirk Makin of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "Canada's anti-terrorism laws do not violate the constitutional rights of those suspected of furthering terrorist acts, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled."

And The Associated Press reports that "Canada's high court upholds anti-terror law."

You can access here and here today's rulings of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"This case arises mainly from an employer's belief that exclaiming 'WOW' to celebrate workers' special achievements would hearten the workers and quicken their zeal. As so often in human relationships, things proved more complicated." So begins an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"Federal judges sue to win promised pay increases": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Legitimate judicial philosophy, poor rhetoric": This editorial appears in The Daily Princetonian today.

The newspaper also contains an article headlined "Media coverage of Hosie '16-Scalia interaction was unfair, campus conservative leaders say."
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kagan praises Scalia for work on Supreme Court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman

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