How Appealing

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

“Fiction and Faction: Iowa judges have imposed gay marriage on a state that voted against it.” Andrew C. McCarthy has this essay today at National Review Online.

Posted at 2:18 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit grants stay pending appeal to prevent the State of California from reducing Medi-Cal fee-for-service rates to hospitals: You can access yesterday’s eleven-page order granting the stay at this link.

Posted at 2:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Recent posts of interest at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.” Tony Mauro has a post titled “In Twelfth Night Mock Trial, Malvolio Loses.” In his post, Tony — who’s now a Jeopardy answer — writes that “Three Supreme Court justices and five other federal judges, comprising the ‘Supreme Court of Illyria,’ wrestled with the hypothetical case of Malvolio’s Revenge, stemming from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.”

And David Ingram has a post titled “Bar Association Finds Obama Nominees ‘Well-Qualified.’

Posted at 2:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override”: The Associated Press has this report.

Earlier, the Vermont Press Bureau had a report that begins, “Gov. James Douglas vetoed the same-sex marriage bill Monday evening, just 15 minutes after lawmakers put the final touches on the legislation. The Vermont Senate is expected to easily override the Republican governor’s veto this morning. Then attention will be focused on a much-anticipated veto showdown in the House, where the bill’s fate is less clear: two-thirds support is needed to override a veto.”

Posted at 12:17 PM by Howard Bashman