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Friday, June 24, 2016

"The Affirmative Action Surprise": Law professor David Cole has this post online at The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Paul Clement, U.S. Supreme Court Litigator, Talks Scalia and the Roberts Court": Joe Forward had this post recently at WisBar News.

Earlier, the State Bar of Wisconsin's "InsideTrack" newsletter posted an interview headlined "Q&A with Paul Clement: Top Advocate at the U.S. Supreme Court."

And as an added bonus, the Wisconsin State Bar has posted online at Facebook this video interview with Clement.
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Inside the Taft Court: Lessons from the Docket Books." Law professor Barry Cushman has posted this interesting article online at SSRN.
Posted at 05:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"What Do This Week's Supreme Court Decisions Mean for Immigration and Affirmative Action?" The New York Times Magazine has posted online this "Notebook" discussion among Emily Bazelon, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and law professors Eric Posner and William Baude.
Posted at 05:17 PM by Howard Bashman




"On Affirmative Action, Supreme Court Rules for Humility": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Evidence points to earlier Markel murder attempt": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"North Dakota spent $491K on fetal heartbeat abortion law": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ruling signals 'yellow light' on college affirmative action": Lisa Leff of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Immigration deadlock reprises Obama's battle with the court": Kathleen Hennessey and Josh Lederman of The Associated Press have this report.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Abbott's Strategy in Texas: 44 Lawsuits, One Opponent: Obama Administration; Former attorney general, now governor, has led a red-state revolt against the White House." Dan Frosch and Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal have this report. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman




Access the newest posts at Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table": Law professor Akhil Reed Amar has a post titled "Why doesn't the split court tell us their votes?"

And Mark Joseph Stern has a post titled "Texit is like Brexit, but for America."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Document: Sigfredo Garcia Probable Cause (Attachement A)." The Tallahassee Democrat has posted this document online.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Small words, big consequences for possibly thousands of federal prisoners": Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has an article that begins, "Hundreds if not thousands of federal prisoners are likely to have their sentences shortened -- and in some cases get immediate release -- due to one of the final opinions written by Justice Antonin Scalia."
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"Source: Delayed Texas Abortion Data Finished Months Ago." Alexa Ura of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman




"Wisconsin Case Gives SCOTUS Second Shot at Abortion": Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court impasse on immigration threatens 'Dreamers,' too; The president insists Thursday's decision wouldn't affect other 'deferred action' programs. Legal experts say he's probably wrong": Josh Gerstein and Seung Min Kim of Politico.com have this report.
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman




"Studies in the First Amendment, Playing Out on Campus": Abby Ellin had this article in yesterday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Garcia pleads not guilty in Markel slaying": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. UT a victory for advocates of affirmative action": Catherine Marfin of The Daily Texan has this report.

Brandon J. Dixon of The Harvard Crimson has an article headlined "In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Backs Race-Conscious Admissions."

And Jon Victor of The Yale Daily News reports that "Supreme Court ruling upholds affirmative action in college admissions."
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman




"An Unexpected Victory for Affirmative Action": Jeffrey Toobin has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman




"Blood, Breath and the Fourth Amendment": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:09 AM by Howard Bashman




"Constitution Check: Are the courts the answer to partisan gridlock in Washington?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, June 23, 2016

"Appeals court upholds Texas' Hazlewood veterans benefits": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report.

And Andrea Zelinski of The Houston Chronicle reports that "Hazelwood only applies to vets who enlisted in Texas, appeals court rules."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Scalia absence keenly felt in closely divided cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman




Access the newest posts at Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table": Walter Dellinger has a post titled "The battle is not over."

And Mark Joseph Stern has a post titled "The two Fourth Amendments."
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Affirmative Action in College Admissions, Here to Stay": Law professor Richard Primus will have this op-ed in Friday's edition of The New York Times.

And online at The New York Times, law professor Richard O. Lempert has an essay titled "The Supreme Court Has Upheld Affirmative Action; So Let's Dump Mismatch Theory."
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Three Separate, Equal and Dysfunctional Branches of Government": Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this new installment of his "On Washington" column.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"For Obama, Supreme Court Defeat Upends a Legacy on Immigration": Michael D. Shear of The New York Times has this news analysis.
Posted at 09:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in University Admissions; In 4-3 ruling, court advises schools to continuously review race-based policies": Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal have this report.
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court sends off patent troll that challenged review rules with an 8-0 slapdown; Giuseppe Cuozzo drove too fast, got an odd patent, and sold it to trolling pros": Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report.
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Supreme Court Takes Middle Ground on Drunken-Driving Tests Without Warrant; Police can take breath tests without a warrant, but not blood tests": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

And Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court divides over breath, blood tests for drunk drivers."
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Supreme Court Deadlock Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan; Split leaves intact lower-court ruling against plan but establishes no precedent": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 08:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"Immigration Deadlock Leaves Obama, Supreme Court Feeling a Void": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Opinion analysis: Obama immigration plan all but doomed." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"A 'view' from the Courtroom: Alito dissents on affirmative action, a deadlock on immigration, and more." Mark Walsh has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama admin suffers through a losing streak": Robin Bravender of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judges should stay out of the PC debate": Steven M. Klepper has this essay online at The Baltimore Sun.
Posted at 03:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Reliving Kennedy's glory days": Dahlia Lithwick has this post this afternoon at Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table."
Posted at 03:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"How Affirmative Action Won the Day: In a 4-3 ruling on a case almost a decade in the making, the Supreme Court ruled that colleges can factor in race in admissions decisions." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Three Lessons From Obama's Immigration Defeat": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Opinion analysis: A brief respite for affirmative action?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"The forces of obstruction and chaos win big": Dahlia Lithwick had this entry this morning at Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table."
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman




"Affirmative Action Is Here to Stay": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"High court limits drunk driving test laws": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report. The AP also reports that "Supreme Court tie favors tribal court authority" and "High court limits use of repeat offender law."
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that "Supreme Court Deadlocks on Obama Immigration Plan; It Remains Blocked."

Robert Barnes and William Branigin of The Washington Post report that "Supreme Court won't revive Obama plan to shield illegal immigrants from deportation."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court deadlock deals defeat to Obama immigration plan."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Deadlocked Supreme Court blocks Obama on immigration."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Split U.S. Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan."

And Mike Dorning of Bloomberg News reports that "Supreme Court's Split Elevates Immigration as Election Issue."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman




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

1. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in Mathis v. United States, No. 15-6092. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy issued a concurring opinion. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court in Birchfield v. North Dakota, No.14-1468. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Ginsburg joined. And Justice Thomas issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Fisher v. University of Tex. at Austin, No. 14-981. Justice Thomas issued a dissenting opinion. And Justice Alito issued a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice John. G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Thomas joined. Justice Kagan did not participate in the decision. You can access the oral argument via this link.

4. In United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, the Court evenly divided 4-to-4 and issued a per curiam affirmance You can access the oral argument via this link.

5. And in Dollar General Corp. v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, No. 13-1496, the Court evenly divided 4-to-4 and issued a per curiam affirmance. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that "Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court upholds use of affirmative action at universities."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court upholds affirmative action programs."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Texas affirmative action plan survives Supreme Court review."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions program."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "University Affirmative Action Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court."

The Court is expected to issue its remaining rulings from cases argued this Term on Monday, June 27, 2016.
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court justices juggle cases, conflicts": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

And Lydia Wheeler of The Hill reports that "Supreme Court justices given Frederick Douglass bust, trips around the world."
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Three big cases face Supreme Court decisions": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

And Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com reports that "Supreme Court prepares major decisions on immigration, abortion access, affirmative action."
Posted at 09:51 AM by Howard Bashman




"The Supreme Court's Post-Scalia Term": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"Higher court decision favors women's health group over Citilink": Rebecca S. Green of The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Indiana has this report.

And Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports has an article headlined "Indiana buses wrong to ban ad from pro-life group: U.S. appeals court."

Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Most Difficult Case for the Supreme Court to Write This Term May Not Be What You Think": Melissa Heelan Stanzione of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 08:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Scott Walker names finalists for Supreme Court vacancy": Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justices Disclose Privately Paid Trips and Gifts": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Hasty Death Penalty Review Raises Doubt in Alabama": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 07:56 PM by Howard Bashman




Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table" has returned: Walter Dellinger has the first entry, titled "An immigration split would be most unpalatable."

And Dawn Johnsen has the second entry, titled "Wither the full court."
Posted at 07:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices are millionaires; Breyer, Roberts, Ginsburg top list of wealthiest justices": Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity have this report.
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Alito Sells Exxon Stock After Years of Case Recusals": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court's Alito sells oil company shares, documents show."

And Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Breyer book royalties top $100K in 2015."
Posted at 03:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justices' 2015 Financial Disclosure Reports": Fix the Court plans to make them available online via this link shortly.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman




"State Supreme Court warns judges to be careful on social media": Andrew Oxford has this front page article in today's edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of New Mexico issued Monday.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gay marriages up 33% in year since Supreme Court ruling": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Marble, drape and justice: inside the U.S. Supreme Court." Reuters has posted this photo essay online. The final photo in the series launches a 16-part slideshow.
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman




"Public Affairs TV with Jeff Berkowitz": Featuring Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner. You can view on YouTube in two parts, here and here.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"All's Well That's Orwell: Justices Ginsburg and Breyer Put 'Big Brother' on Trial." Jess Bravin has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman




"Report Reveals State Court Judges Disproportionately White and Male: American Constitution Society Presents First-of-its-kind Data That State Courts Do Not Reflect the Communities They Serve." The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy today issued a report titled "The Gavel Gap: Who Sits in Judgement at State Courts?" Additional information can be accessed via this link.
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman




"Statement by Chief Judge Garland Regarding Posting of D.C. Circuit Judgments": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit posted this notice online today.
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"Making a Killing: The business and politics of selling guns." Evan Osnos has this article in the June 27, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.

And online today at The New Yorker, Osnos has a post titled "Forget Congress -- The Gun Business Faces a Judge."
Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman




"GPS tracker was attached to suspect's leg. But leg wasn't attached to the suspect." Peter Hermann of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 11:27 AM by Howard Bashman




"Sonia Sotomayor's devastating defense of civil liberties": Scott Lemieux has this essay online at The Week.

And at Salon.com, Daniel Denvir has an essay titled "If you loved Sotomayor's dissent in the 4th Amendment case, you should be worried about a Justice Garland; Garland's track record suggests he likely would've voted with the conservative majority in the stop-and-seizure case."
Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Circuit Court Vacancies: Overview and Comparative Analysis." Barry J. McMillion of the Congressional Research Service has this report.
Posted at 11:16 AM by Howard Bashman




"Senate hearing friendly for appointment to replace Fargo-based appeals judge": Patrick Springer of The Forum of Fargo, North Dakota has this report.
Posted at 11:10 AM by Howard Bashman




"American Bar Association Praises Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland; Senate Republicans blocking appointment remain unmoved": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

And Reuters reports that "U.S. legal group lavishes praise on Obama Supreme Court nominee."

The American Bar Association's report can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Can Ohio attorneys use medical marijuana? Supreme Court panel will weigh in." Jackie Borchardt of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman




"Jewish justice joining Argentina's Supreme Court in landmark appointment": The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has this report.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman




"Google Link in Supreme Court Case Shows Struggle on Citation": Jeff John Roberts has this report today at Fortune.com.
Posted at 09:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Obama's health advisors reject 'right of conscience' challenge to California's required abortion coverage": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman




"Get Ready: The Next 'Citizens United' Is Coming; Jim Bopp, the lawyer who spearheaded the blockbuster decision, wants to open another floodgate for unrestricted campaign money." Carrie Levine has this report today at Politico Magazine.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman




"Obama's Supreme Court lawyer ends 'intense' tenure": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"A Short-Handed Supreme Court Picks Its Path": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman




"Constitution Check: Where do gun rights stand now?" Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman




"Requiem for Scalia as Justices Let Feds Off the Hook": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore responds to judicial ethics complaint": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.

And Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has an article headlined "Roy Moore: Same-sex marriage order was meant as advice."
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Clerk asks court to dismiss appeals in gay marriage lawsuit": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to dismiss her appeals of a judge's ruling because of a new state law that will take effect next month."
Posted at 11:09 PM by Howard Bashman




"North Carolina Faces Tough Questions From Appeals Court on Voting Law; At Issue Is Whether GOP-Backed Law Tightening Voting Rules Discriminates Against Minorities": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post reports that "Appeals court considers North Carolina's controversial voting rules."

And Reuters reports that "Federal judges question intent behind North Carolina voting law."

You can access via this link (60.4 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of today's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Sealed Appellee" a/k/a United States of America, the prosecution in a federal criminal case: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today issued this decision in a case captioned Sealed Appellee v. Sealed Appellant. As noted in the title of this post, the identity of the "Sealed Appellee" in this case seems rather obvious.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. appeals court rejects gunmaker's claim on silencer": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court hears 'Docs v. Glocks' case: Is law unenforceable?" Rhonda Cook of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Court mulls law limiting docs' talk with patients about guns."
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Abortion, race, immigration among last Supreme Court cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUS ruling on Utah drug case could affect police searches": Pat Reavy of The Deseret News has this report.
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, June 20, 2016

"Judge erred in dismissing Darren Wilson grand juror lawsuit, appeals court says": Robert Patrick of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Europe Can't Pick and Choose When U.S. Law Applies": Law professor Noah Feldman as this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Police: Markel suspect changed his story." Jennifer Portman of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

And Jose Lambiet of The Daily Mail (UK) reported last week that "Girlfriend defends the ex-brother-in-law of FSU professor shot dead in his driveway who cops say is connected to execution-style 'murder-for-hire.'"
Posted at 09:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Law allowing gun rights groups to sue municipalities ruled unconstitutional": Wallace McKelvey of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this report.

Karen Langley of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an article headlined "Pa. High court: NRA can't challenge local gun laws."

And The Associated Press reports that "Pennsylvania law aiding NRA lawsuits nixed by high court."

You can access today's unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at this link.
Posted at 09:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Constitution Check: Are the Insular Cases still binding, after a century?" Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Unabomber Claims Letters Written In His Name Are A Hoax; The notorious domestic terrorist says 'some creep in Santa Barbara' is impersonating him in letters to journalists": Andrew Kaczynski (no relation) of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Supreme Court rules for police in Utah search case": Pamela Manson of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.

Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that "Supreme Court Says Police May Use Evidence Found After Illegal Stops."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court rules 5 to 3 that mistakes by officer don't undermine conviction."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court gives police more power to stop and question people."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court allows searches based on outstanding arrest warrants."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court backs police in Utah drug search case."

And in commentary, online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled "Invoking Racial Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court."
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Legal experts on Donald Trump: 'He lacks respect for basic norms'; From bringing back waterboarding to temporarily banning Muslims, legal professionals says Donald Trump 'pays no attention to the law.'" Peter Stone of The Guardian (UK) has this report.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to Review President's Ability to Temporarily Fill Top Posts; The case centers on how to interpret provisions in the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "President's Temporary Appointments Draw U.S. High Court Review."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Again, the president's power to appoint is at issue."
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Supreme Court Just Ruled In Favor Of The Police State, And Sonia Sotomayor Is Not Having It; She lashed out at 'lawless police conduct' that disproportionately targets black and brown Americans": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Connecticut Ban on Semiautomatic Weapons": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

Russell Blair of The Hartford Courant reports that "Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Connecticut Assault Weapons Bans."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Connecticut's ban on 'assault weapons.'"

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court turns away challenge to state bans on assault weapons."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court turns down assault weapons cases."

Joe Palazzolo of The Wall Street Journal reports that "U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Connecticut's Semiautomatic Gun Ban; Won't hear appeal of law banning rifles that resemble military weapons, high-capacity magazines."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court rejects challenge to state assault weapon bans."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "New York, Connecticut Assault-Weapon Bans Let Stand by Court."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman




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

1. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Taylor v. United States, No. 14-6166. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court in RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Community, No. 15-138. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued an opinion concurring in part, dissenting in part, and dissenting from the judgment, in which opinion Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan joined. Justice Breyer also issued an opinion concurring in part, dissenting in part, and dissenting from the judgment. Justice Sonia Sotomayor did not participate in the decision. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. Justice Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, No. 15-446. Justice Thomas issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Alito issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Sotomayor joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

4. Justice Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Utah v. Strieff, No. 14-1373. Justice Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined in part. And Justice Kagan issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

5. And Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, No. 15-415. Justice Ginsburg issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined. And Justice Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court rules for police in search case"; "High court nixes European suit against R.J. Reynolds"; "High court upholds process for challenging patents"; and "High court says gov't can prosecute drug robbery."
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman




"Roberts' Blind Spot on Judicial Ethics": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost on Justice."
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in two new cases. And the Court requested the views of the Solicitor General in two cases.

In Williams v. Louisiana, No. 14-9409, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a concurrence, in which Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan joined, in the Court's GVR order. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a dissent, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined, from that GVR order.

And in Flowers v. Louisiana, No. 14-10486, Justice Alito issued a dissent, in which Justice Thomas joined, from the Court's GVR order.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court considers appointment of labor board official"; "Supreme Court takes up dispute over immigrant detention"; "Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place"; "Supreme Court rejects appeal from Illinois smokers"; and "Supreme Court rejects apartheid victims' appeal."
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"The Death Penalty Case Where Prosecutors Wrote the Judge's 'Opinion': Is that fair? The U.S. Supreme Court could soon decide." Andrew Cohen has this report online at The Marshall Project.
Posted at 09:28 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, June 19, 2016

"Just how rightward-leaning was the Burger Supreme Court?" In today's edition of The Washington Post, law professor Justin Driver has this review of "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" by law professor Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Divided Supreme Court Lurches to Term's End; Ideological stalemate leaves major legal disputes undecided, with little change in sight": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "All eyes are on these three Supreme Court cases."

Reuters reports that "Immigration, abortion, race rulings due at Supreme Court."

And in commentary, online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled "A Divided Supreme Court Hears Three Divisive Cases."
Posted at 09:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Department offers settlement on Feres case, halting Supreme Court consideration": Patricia Kime of Military Times has this report.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Dispute over New Mexico Hatch chile labeling heats up": The Associated Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of Friday's Tenth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals Court's Ruling on Concealed Gun Carry Exposes Stark Divide": Pete Williams of NBC News has this report.

And Reuters reports that "Supreme Court may take action on state assault weapon bans."
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"End of conservative Supreme Court: Clarence Thomas may be next to leave." Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner has this report today.

Update: Ginni Thomas has this post on Facebook characterizing the report of her husband's impending retirement as "bogus."
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama immigration win at Supreme Court could benefit Trump": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
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