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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Court Hears Arguments in Contraception Coverage Challenge": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court divided as it hears argument on contraceptive coverage."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Justices sound ready to reject contraceptives mandate under Obamacare."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraception case."

Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Time has a news update headlined "Female Supreme Court justices worry about corporations using religious objections to duck rules."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Justices, Divided, Appear to Favor Religious Claims in Contraception Case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: One hearing, two dramas."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 13-354.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Defending traditional marriage is defending the state constitution": Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has this essay online today at The Detroit Free Press.
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"High court seems divided over birth control rule": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram of Reuters report that "Supreme Court sharply divided on Obamacare religious challenge."

And Greg Stohr and Sophia Pearson of Bloomberg News report that "Obamacare Contraceptive Rule Questioned at U.S. High Court."
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Live Blog: Contraception Cases at Supreme Court." Brent Kendall has this post at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog.
Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Gupta's Insider Conviction Tied to Rajaratnam Upheld": Bloomberg News has this report.

And Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Ex-Goldman director Gupta's insider trading conviction upheld."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Access online today's rulings in argued cases of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court today issued rulings in two argued cases.

1. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court (with Justice Elena Kagan recused) in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., No. 12-1408. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. And Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., No. 12-873. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Company can move forward with Lexmark suit."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Severance Payments Can Be Taxed, U.S. Supreme Court Rules."

And Lawrence Hurley and Patrick Temple-West report that "Supreme Court rules severance payments are taxable."
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

Stephanie Condon of CBS News reports that "Supreme Court Hobby Lobby case revisits divisive political issues."

This morning's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" contained a segment titled "Supreme Court Case on Birth Control Coverage" featuring Lawrence Hurley of Reuters.

In commentary, today's edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial titled "Hobby Lobby case: Defenders of religious freedom should be careful what they pray for; The Supreme Court should reject the argument of some for-profit firms that they be allowed to opt out of Obamacare's mandate on contraception coverage."

And online at Reuters, Jay Michaelson has an essay titled "Why corporations don't deserve religious freedom."
Posted at 09:57 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In coverage of the Conestoga Wood case from the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster (Pa.) New Era: Today's newspaper contains front page articles headlined "Conestoga Wood vs. Obamacare: Questions and answers" and "Law professors debate significance of Conestoga Wood ruling."

And the newspaper also contains articles headlined "Meet the major legal players in the Conestoga Wood Specialties Supreme Court case" and "Legal precedents: 5 cases that may shape Conestoga Wood outcome."
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Obamacare Subsidies Seen as Illegal on State Exchanges": Bloomberg News has this report on a case being argued today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

In other coverage, The Detroit News reports that "Schuette argues for cutting federal health tax credits for Michiganians."

At the "Wonkblog" of The Washington Post, Jason Millman has an entry titled "The contraception case is big, but another challenge could really hurt Obamacare."

And at "ThinkProgress," Ian Millhiser has a post titled "How Two Republican Judges Could Blow Up Obamacare Tomorrow."

When the audio of today's D.C. Circuit oral argument becomes available online, I will provide a link to it.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"The Early Jurisprudence of Justice Sotomayor: Sonia Sotomayor's first five years on the Court." The Yale Law Journal Forum today has posted this online symposium.
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

Access online the supplemental authority letters filed following last week's Third Circuit oral argument in United States v. Auernheimer: The federal government's letter, filed last Thursday, can be accessed here.

And the defendant/appellant's response, filed today, can be accessed here.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Health Trust suit": Mark Guydish of The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has this news update.

Unless the losing parties seek review in the International Court of Justice at The Hague, it would now appear that my client's appellate victory in this case is secure.

In this earlier post reporting on the Pa. Supreme Court's denial of review in the case, I linked to my client's appellate filings. The U.S. Supreme Court's docket entries in the case can be accessed here.

Update: In other coverage, The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre reports that "Supreme Court tosses Pittston, Dallas petition against health trust."
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Supreme Court Declines to Revive Delaware Arbitration Program; Lower Courts Held That Allowing Sitting Judges to Rule in Private Proceedings Was Unconstitutional": Brent Kendall and Peg Brickley will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Health-Law Contraceptive Case Skews Ideological Lines on High Court; Conservatives Cite Legal Doctrine Written by Late Liberal Champion Brennan": Jess Bravin will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

And Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico.com reports that "Contraception coverage heads to SCOTUS."
Posted at 10:09 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"'No Plans to Change' High Court Access Policies": Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 09:03 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Conservatives defend Marc Nadon, slam Supreme Court's timing; Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the government, 'surprised' by the court's rejection of its appointment of Nadon, is reviewing its options": The Toronto Star has this report.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Baton Rouge's definition of 'family' weighed by Louisiana Supreme Court": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update.
Posted at 08:55 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Sandra Day O'Connor tells Stockton audience of her road to the Supreme Court": The Atlantic City Press has this news update.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Contraception Ruling Could Have Reach Far Beyond Women's Rights": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

Online at The New Republic, Tom Donnelly has an essay titled "Can Liberals Trust John Roberts to Rescue Obamacare Again? A pro-Hobby Lobby ruling would be his most radical decision."

And at Salon.com, Brian Beutler has an essay titled "Right-wing judges face huge moral dilemma: How Hobby Lobby could expose SCOTUS' hypocrisy; The coming case will test what's more sacred to this court: Corporate imperatives or so-called religious liberties."
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"The Religious Right's Failed Gay-Marriage Backlash: In states like Arizona, social conservatives hoped to push back against the rising gay-rights tide, but lawmakers and the public sided against them." Molly Ball has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 07:33 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

In jurisprudence essays available online at Slate: Naomi Lamoreaux and William Novak have an essay titled "Getting the History Right: Tracking the real history of corporate rights in American constitutional thought."

And Margaux J. Hall has an essay titled "Who's the Boss? Why are our employers making our health insurance choices in the first place?"
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Sacred and Profane: Where the Waco siege went wrong." Malcolm Gladwell has this Annals of Religion article in the March 31, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 07:16 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Humor and Other Rarities Emerge in a Case About Lying": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 04:28 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"US Supreme Court rejects Del. appeal on secret panel": Sean O'Sullivan of The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has this update.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Delaware Court Arbitrations Blocked as Appeal Rejected."

Tom Hals of Reuters reports that "Delaware loses final bid to revive 'secret courts.'"

Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post titled "SCOTUS lets court access ruling stand."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Arbitration with public spectators? Maybe . . ."
Posted at 04:23 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

In the April 2014 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Low-tech high court to weigh police search of smartphones."

Lorelei Laird has an article headlined "SCOTUS ruling could complicate laws on impaired driving."

And the new installment of Bryan A. Garner's "On Words" column is headlined "Ax these terms from your legal writing."
Posted at 03:52 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

Programming note: Due to a late-morning meeting with trial counsel in an appeal I will be working on, additional posts will not appear here until mid-afternoon.
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Everything You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Taking On Birth Control": Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report today.

And at "ThinkProgress," Ian Millhiser has a post titled "Read This One Document To Understand What The Christian Right Hopes To Gain From Hobby Lobby."
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Supreme Court Preview: Do IRA's Experience Life After Death?" Tom P. Taylor of Bloomberg BNA has this blog post on the case scheduled for oral argument this morning at the U.S. Supreme Court.

And last week at "SCOTUSblog," Ronald Mann had a post titled "Argument preview: Scope of protections for retirement funds in bankruptcy squarely at issue."
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court granted review in one case, and the Court called for the views of the Solicitor General in two cases.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Justices deny Del. court appeal over secrecy" and "Supreme Court declines to hear sex registry case."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"White House weighs next nuclear option": Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico.com today has a report that begins, "Pressure is continuing to mount in President Barack Obama's base -- and within his own White House -- to push for a new nuclear option for judicial nominees."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 24, 2014

"Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more; The Supreme Court will hear Hobby Lobby's religious liberty challenge to Obamacare on Tuesday; Its decision could have far-reaching consequences": David G. Savage has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Affordable Care Act and birth control: Can corporations assert religious rights? The US Supreme Court this week takes up a key question regarding the Affordable Care Act: Can businesses deny employees certain birth control methods based on religious beliefs?"

The Tulsa World reports that "Hobby Lobby contraception case set to go before Supreme Court this week; At issue is whether a corporation can claim religious freedom the same as individuals."

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster (Pa.) New Era has an article headlined "Business and religion collide in Conestoga Woods Supreme Court contraceptive coverage case."

NewsWorks.org has a report headlined "Lancaster business takes Affordable Care Act challenge to U.S. Supreme Court this week."

And at Forbes.com, Dale Buss has a post titled "Conestoga Is Silent Party In Obamacare Case, But Convictions Are Clear."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, March 23, 2014

"ObamaCare's Latest Legal Challenge: Can the White House simply declare that the federal government is the 51st state?" Monday's edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain this editorial about a case scheduled for oral argument Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, March 23, 2014

"High court with vocally devout justices set to hear religious objections to health-care law": Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post. In addition, Walter Dellinger will have an op-ed titled "Contraception as a test of equality."

And in Monday's edition of The Washington Times, Tom Howell Jr. will have an article headlined "Supreme Court to weigh religious rights of corporations vs. Obamacare's 'contraception mandate.'"
Posted at 09:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Sperm donor asks Supreme Court to block his genetic testing; Motion filed at last minute Friday in 2012 case": In yesterday's edition of The Topeka Capital-Journal, Steve Fry had an article that begins, "Just before the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, the attorney representing a Topeka man who provided sperm to a same-sex couple to become pregnant filed an appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court asking justices to direct a district court judge to block genetic testing of the man."
Posted at 09:37 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Legal questions abound over same-sex marriages in Michigan": The Detroit Free Press has this news update.
Posted at 09:35 PM by Howard Bashman



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