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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

"A Work Still in Progress": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Mass. SJC bars no-parole life terms for youths; Says brains of juveniles not yet fully developed": Today's edition of The Boston Globe contains a front page article that begins, "The state's highest court struck down life sentences without parole for juveniles on Tuesday, saying scientific research shows that lifelong imprisonment for youths is cruel and unusual because their brains are 'not fully developed.'"

The Boston Herald reports that "Teen killers could walk; Ruling makes some eligible for parole."

And WBUR Radio has an audio segment titled "In Juvenile Parole Ruling, Mass. High Court Goes Step Beyond US Supreme Court."

On Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued two separate related rulings on this issue, which you can access here and here.
Posted at 08:57 PM by Howard Bashman



"Gay marriage's latest frontier: state courts." Brady McCombs and Mark Sherman of The Associated Press have this report.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Utah marriage case on way to the Court": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman


"Warrantless Search of Hotel Records Unconstitutional": At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has this post reporting on an 11-judge en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court Refuses to Halt Same-Sex Marriages in Utah": This article appears today in The New York Times.

The newspaper also contains a front page article headlined "Indiana Finds It's Not So Easy to Buck Gay Marriage Trend."
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman



"Amended Reply Brief in United States v. Auernheimer": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman






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