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Monday, April 20, 2009

“Justices to Rule on Law Banning the Depiction of Cruelty to Animals”: Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.

Posted at 8:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court weighs state’s duty to English learners”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The Supreme Court seemed to divide into liberal and conservatives camps Monday during arguments in a case that could limit the power of federal courts to tell states to spend more money to educate students who aren’t proficient in English.”

At “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times,” Tony Mauro has a post titled “Advocate Starr Watches as Justices Breyer and Scalia Spar.”

And at “The School Law Blog” of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled “Justices Weigh Arizona ELL Case.”

You can access the transcript of today’s U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Horne v. Flores, No. 08-289, by clicking here.

Posted at 5:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dog-fighting videos at heart of Supreme Court case; The court will consider a law that bans the sale or possession of photos or videos of animals being harmed or mutilating one another; Free speech and animal cruelty are issues at stake in the case”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined “High court to hear dog fight video case.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Animal Cruelty Law Draws U.S. High Court Review in Speech Case.”

And James Vicini of Reuters reports that “US Supreme Court to rule on animal cruelty law.”

Posted at 2:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“[W]e must decide whether the Second Amendment applies to the states through the Fourteenth, a question that Heller explicitly left open.” In an opinion issued today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit answers “yes.” Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain wrote today’s ruling, in which Circuit Judge Ronald M. Gould and Senior Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcon joined. Judge Gould also wrote a short concurring opionion.

At “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Eugene Volokh notes today’s ruling in this post.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court rejects former Kan. utility CEO’s appeal”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal from former Kansas utility head David Wittig of his prison sentence following a 2003 bank fraud conviction.”

Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman

Happy birthday to Justice John Paul Stevens: According to today’s installment of the popular “Today in History” feature from The Associated Press, Justice Stevens turns 89 years old today.

Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“Crush with Eyeliner”: At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston reports that “Court to rule on First Amendment exception.”

And The Associated Press reports that “High court to review pit bull case.”

You can access today’s Order List of the Supreme Court of the United States at this link.

The en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in this case can be accessed here. Some of this blog’s earlier coverage of the case can be accessed here and here.

The video of the R.E.M. song that provides the title for this post can be viewed by clicking here.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Mental damage from CIA tactics is disputed; Justice Department memos say no permanent harm was inflicted from interrogation techniques, but some doctors and psychologists disagree”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

The New York Times reports today that “Waterboarding Used 266 Times on 2 Suspects.”

The Washington Post reports that “Emanuel Rejects Trial for Memos’ Authors.”

And in The Wall Street Journal, David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey have an op-ed entitled “The Memos Prove We Didn’t Torture: The Red Cross was completely wrong about ‘walling.’

Posted at 8:07 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices to hear Ariz. case; U.S. high court may settle English-learner controversy”: This article appears today in The Arizona Republic.

Today in The Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer reports that “Justices get AZ bilingual case today; US Supreme Court to hear arguments on whether state meets language orders.”

The Associated Press reports that “Court to weigh state’s duty to English learners.”

And today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition” contains an audio segment entitled “Supreme Court Hears Case On English In Schools” (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg.

Posted at 7:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“The New Nattering Nabobs of Negativism Are Gunning For Obama’s Judicial Nominees: A Republican Strategy That We Must All Hope Fails.” John W. Dean has this essay online at FindLaw.

Posted at 7:45 AM by Howard Bashman