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Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Supreme Court acrimony called overstated by justice; Roggensack says relations are fine as she seeks re-election": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack on Friday defended the way the state's highest court has functioned recently, saying justices are working together despite reports of tension and a highly publicized altercation."

Update: In other coverage, Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article headlined "Roggensack: High court getting along, despite contentious reputation."
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay marriage at Supreme Court: Will military couples get more benefits?" The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court case query: Is Topeka man a sperm donor or father? State of Kansas wants sperm donor found on Craigslist to pay for daughter born to lesbian couple." Tim Hrenchir has this article today in The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Posted at 10:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argentina Asks Court to Overturn Order on Defaulted Debt": Bloomberg News has this report, along with a related article headlined "Argentina Restructured Bondholders Say Order Violates Rights."
Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman

"DOJ to court: Don't hear senators on our time." Josh Gerstein of has a blog post that begins, "The Obama Administration told a federal appeals court Friday that if it wants to hear a presentation from lawyers for three senators in a case about potential indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, the court should not take that time away from Justice Department attorneys representing the executive branch."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Religious employer wins big -- temporarily": At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, "In the most significant federal appeals court ruling so far on the new federal health care law's contraceptives mandate, the Seventh Circuit Court on Friday night temporarily barred the federal government from enforcing that requirement against an Illinois construction company whose Roman Catholic owners see it as a threat to their religious freedom."

And the American Center for Law and Justice yesterday issued a news release headlined "ACLJ Secures Appeals Court Injunction to Halt Enforcement of HHS Mandate for IL Company."

You can view the order that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued yesterday at this link.

Meanwhile, in related news, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports today that "Mennonite firm wins reprieve in battle over new health regs."
Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman

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