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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Majority on divided three-judge Seventh Circuit panel invalidates under the Second Amendment an Illinois law forbidding most people from carrying a loaded gun in public: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.

Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner wrote the majority opinion, in which Circuit Judge Joel M. Flaum joined. Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams issued a dissenting opinion.

Update: The majority opinion concludes: "we order our mandate stayed for 180 days to allow the Illinois legislature to craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion, on the carrying of guns in public."
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"For Marriage Equality, the Work's Not Just in Court": Evan Wolfson has this op-ed online today at The New York Times.
Posted at 11:27 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Birth-Certificate Case Brought By Same-Sex Couple": Ryan Koopmans has this post today at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog."
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Pushing same-sex marriage ahead": Charles Lane has this op-ed today in The Washington Post.

And online at The New Republic, law professor Jeffrey Rosen has a blog post titled "Can Gay Marriage Supporters Count on Kennedy?"
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"GOP mute as Supreme Court tackles gay marriage": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Edie Windsor, the Unlikely (and Ideal) Face of Same-Sex Marriage: An 82-year-old plaintiff, whose case may finally end the Defense of Marriage Act, looks back at her four-decade-long union to the love of her life." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Appeal of $7.2 bln card-fee settlement deferred": Erin Geiger Smith of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Supreme Court Asked to Review $222K Landmark File-Sharing Case": David Kravets has this post at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Scalia defends opposition to gay rights in response to question at Princeton": This front page article appears today in The Daily Princetonian.
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

Federal law preempts Mississippi's Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act, Fifth Circuit rules: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:17 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Christie introduces 2 new nominees for N.J. Supreme Court": The Newark Star-Ledger has this news update.

And The Philadelphia Inquirer has a blog post titled "Christie makes two 'compromise' picks to fill Supreme Court."
Posted at 09:03 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rejects idea of 'Living Constitution'": The Times of Trenton (N.J.) has this news update.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting: Mark Sherman has an article headlined "Sotomayor book offers personal look."

And in other news, "Supreme Court Justice defends his arguments in NJ."
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Court system braces for layoffs as clock on fiscal crisis ticks": FoxNews.com has this report today.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"The Supreme Court's burgeoning business agenda": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Federal judge: State can't offer only 'Choose Life' license plates." The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has an update that begins, "A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina cannot issue 'Choose Life' license plates without offering a choice of plates with a different viewpoint."

You can access last Friday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina at this link.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"In D.C. Circuit, AIG Defends Confidentiality of Corporate Monitor Reports": Mike Scarcella has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

Access online today's ruling in an argued case of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court today issued one decision in an argued case.

Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Kloeckner v. Solis, No. 11-184. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: District court can hear some fed complaints."
Posted at 10:13 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"California gay couples hoped Supreme Court would avoid same-sex marriage case": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

At 10 a.m. eastern time today, the Court is expected to issue one or more rulings in argued cases.

Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Justices won't reinstate award against Hustler mag."

And Reuters reports that "Top court rejects taxpayer challenge to AIG bailout" and "U.S. top court won't consider fate of trademarks in bankruptcy."
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Mattel Returns to Judges Who Threw Out Bratz Verdict": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Federal Circuit Declines Chance to Eliminate Split Involving Standard of Review, Prompting Blistering Dissent": Nicholas J. Wagoner has this post today at the "Circuit Splits" blog.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Constitution nearly impossible to amend: Is the bar too high?" Eric Black has this essay today at MinnPost.

And online at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Alexander C. Kafka has a review titled "The Constitution: Who Needs It?" of law professor Louis Michael Seidman's forthcoming book, "On Constitutional Disobedience."
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Supreme Court takes up case on generic drugs": Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Hope and fear in gay marriage cases at high court": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report. The AP also reports that "Minn. gay couple in '71 marriage case still united."

And TPM DC reports that "In 2003, Justice Scalia Saw Gay Marriage Coming."
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 10, 2012

"Doctors await Supreme Court roadmap for right-to-live cases": Kirk Makin has this article today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Same-Sex Issue Pushes Justices Into Overdrive": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Monday's edition of The New York Times.

And in Monday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have a new installment of his "The High Court" column headlined "Case reviews could test Obama's 'evolution' on same-sex marriage."
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Disagreement between Chief Judge Easterbrook and Circuit Judge Posner on whether to affirm criminal convictions obtained on "stated income" mortgage loans has resulted in the Seventh Circuit's granting of rehearing en banc: You can access Friday's order granting rehearing en banc at this link.

The original three-judge panel's decision, which the order granting rehearing en banc has vacated, can be accessed here. Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote the majority opinion, which upheld the convictions. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner dissented.

You can access the audio of the oral argument before the original three-judge panel via this link.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Opponent of wind farm construction loses Seventh Circuit appeal: Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner wrote the opinion, issued Friday, on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Affirmative Action: Factious Past, Uncertain Future." This audio segment appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Senate filibuster challenged in court": Pete Williams, NBC News justice correspondent, has this report.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Ordinary drivers are disgusted by report on ticket-fixing in Philadelphia": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Today's newspaper also contains an editorial titled "Reforming Traffic Court is Supreme Court's job."
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Why Judges Can't Hear Each Other on Affirmative Action: The law says such programs benefit society as a whole; But the judges -- on both sides -- think of it as a favor that 'we' do for 'them.'" Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Gay marriage pressure back on Obama": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report.

At "NYRblog," the blog of The New York Review of Books, law professor David Cole has a post titled "Laws Not Fit to be Defended."

And online at The American Prospect, E.J. Graff has an essay titled "Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: SCOTUS Takes on Same-Sex Marriage; With the broad questions being placed before it, the Court has the opportunity to do significant damage."
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Sequestration will mean thousands of furloughs, possibly layoffs, at federal courts": Federal Times has this report.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman



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