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Monday, March 18, 2013

“NH woman awaits U.S. Supreme Court appeal of $21M verdict against drug maker”: This article will appear Tuesday in The New Hampshire Union Leader.

Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judges ‘get no respect’ in patent appeals — but that may change; Top patent court votes to reconsider rules on ‘claim construction.'” Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report.

Posted at 9:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is George Will Homophobic? His rejection of the social science on gay marriage is incoherent, embarrassing, and anti-gay.” Nathaniel Frank has this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 6:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court OKs $222K Verdict for Sharing 24 Songs”: David Kravets has this post at’s “Threat Level” blog.

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“Even at 93, He Finds a Case Too Important to Pass Up”: In last Friday’s edition of The New York Times, Jim Dwyer had this installment of his “About New York” column.

Posted at 4:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Won’t Fill Orie Melvin’s Spot on Its Own, Eakin Tells Bar”: Amaris Elliott-Engel of The Legal Intelligencer has this news update (free registration required for full access).

Thanks to the web site of the Philadelphia Bar Association, you can download a podcast of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin‘s remarks earlier today to a meeting of the bar association’s Appellate Courts Committee via a link titled “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin addresses the Appellate Courts Committee on March 18, 2013” (25.7 MB mp3 audio file).

Posted at 4:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“At 80, Ginsburg Needs to Know When to Step Aside”: Kenneth Jost had this post yesterday at his blog, “Jost On Justice.”

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“Green group’s standing at issue as justices take Forest Service NEPA case”: Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.

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“Voter Proof-of-Citizenship Laws Questioned by High Court”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that “Justices weigh Arizona voting registration law.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “Supreme Court dubious of Arizona voter registration law; Justices are sympathetic to Arizona’s goal of registering only U.S. citizens, but a majority of them seem to believe the state’s 2004 voter referendum renders the federal ‘motor voter’ law impotent.”

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that “Supreme Court hears Arizona’s voter proof-of-citizenship case.”

Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has a report headlined “Supreme Court Voter Registration Case: Justices Weigh Proof Of Citizenship In Arizona.”

Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has reports headlined “Justices Narrowly Divided In Voter Registration Case” and “Scalia And Sotomayor Clash In Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Case.” reports that “Justices wrestle with Arizona voter registration law.”

At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Argument recap: Does ‘may only’ mean ‘shall only’?

You can access at this link the transcript of today’s U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz. Inc., No. 12-71.

Posted at 2:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices For Sale: The Supreme Court Bobbleheads for Sale Blog.” A reader has today notified me of the existence of this blog, which reminds me that I am very far behind in redeeming new bobblehead certificates from The Green Bag.

Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Generics Firm Sides With FTC; Apotex Files Brief Against Drug-Industry View on Brand-Name Patent Settlements”: Brent Kendall has this article today in The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

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

And at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Court grants three cases.”

Update: In early news coverage, Reuters has reports headlined “Supreme Court to consider when assets can be frozen pre-trial“; “U.S. top court agrees to hear dispute over California forest plan“; and “Supreme Court won’t hear Goldman class action appeal.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has reports headlined “Music File-Sharing Award Left Intact By Supreme Court” and “Goldman Sachs Rejected by Court on Mortgage Securities.”

And at Ballot Access News, Richard Winger reports that “U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Whether Jurisdictions Must Count Write-in Votes for Declared Write-in Presidential Candidates.”

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“Small fish sparks controversy, takes TVA to Supreme Court”: This article appears today in The Daily Beacon, the student newspaper of the University of Tennessee.

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“The Supreme Court could use secret evidence in a ruling for the first time in a landmark case this week despite previously banning such material from civil courts”: The Telegraph (UK) has this report.

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“Horne faces seasoned foes before Supreme Court”: This article appears today in The Arizona Republic, which also contains an article headlined “Arizona has history of wins before Supreme Court.”

Pete Williams, justice correspondent for NBC News, has a blog post titled “Supreme Court takes up Arizona voter registration law.”

Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that “Voting Rights Advocates Sound Alarm As Supreme Court Hears Proof-Of-Citizenship Case.”

And on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Nina Totenberg has an audio segment titled “Can States Go Beyond Federal Law On Voter Registration?

Posted at 8:00 AM by Howard Bashman