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Thursday, March 21, 2013

“The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage: Next week the Supreme Court will be asked to decide an issue in an area in which it has said it has no jurisdiction.” Law professor Michael W. McConnell will have this op-ed Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s gay marriage cases: What they’re about, what they could mean.” Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Motorola: Posner anti-injunction doctrine will kill innovation.” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

United States v. Auernheimer, and Why I Am Representing Auernheimer Pro Bono on Appeal Before the Third Circuit”: Orin Kerr has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 6:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court affirms Isohunt copyright infringement, says company encouraged piracy; The Appeals court decision isn’t good news for internet services”: Greg Sandoval has this post at “The Verge.”

And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has a post titled “Appeals court deals a major blow to torrent site IsoHunt; Site’s founder helped users infringe, blew off ‘red flags.’

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Update:In other coverage, at’s “Threat Level” blog, David Kravets has a post titled “File-Sharing Service isoHunt Illegally Fosters Piracy, Appeals Court Says.”

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gay marriage? These voices say ‘No’ and explain why; Disparaged as bigots, these diverse voices say they’re simply defending American society.” Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 3:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Maryland Requirement for Gun-Carry Permit Upheld by Court”: Bloomberg News has this report.

And The Baltimore Sun has a news update headlined “Federal appellate court upholds Md. handgun permit laws; Concealed-carry laws had been in jeopardy after lower court ruling.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit via “The Volokh Conspiracy” at this link.

Update: The opinion can now also be accessed via the Fourth Circuit’s web site at this link.

Posted at 1:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Back Loggers in Water Runoff Case”: Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

The Oregonian reports that “Timber industry celebrates Supreme Court decision on logging roads.”

And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined “Supreme Court rejects environmentalists’ plea: why Scalia dissented; The Supreme Court ruled 7-1 against environmentalists’ bid to force the EPA to regulate runoff from logging roads; But how federal agencies’ rules are interpreted needs to be reviewed, Scalia warned.”

Posted at 9:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ten Commandments: Proposal legalizes displays; ACLU says Alabama lawmakers are setting themselves up for lawsuits.” The Montgomery Advertiser contains this article today.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman