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Saturday, March 23, 2013

“Gay marriage: The long road to Supreme Court.” Howard Mintz will have this article Sunday in The San Jose Mercury News.

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has an article headlined “Wide range of potential outcomes on gay marriage.”

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a blog post titled “Ex-judge predicts ‘spectacular’ argument against Prop. 8.”

Today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” contained an audio segment titled “They All Voted For DOMA, But Now These Senators Are Split.”

Sunday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an editorial titled “Heightened Scrutiny.” And columnist Frank Bruni will have an op-ed titled “Marriage and the Supremes.”

And in Sunday’s edition of The Los Angeles Times, law professor Michael Klarman will have an op-ed titled “A gay marriage backlash? Not likely; A broad Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage would fade, not fester, for four reasons.”

Posted at 11:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama court pick withdraws, thwarted by Republicans in Senate”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report. In addition, Michael McGough has an essay titled “A filibustered judicial nominee withdraws.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “Obama judicial nominee, opposed by GOP, withdraws.”

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reports today that “Obama agrees to withdraw judicial nomination.”

Bill Mears of reports that “Obama nominee for federal appeals court withdraws.”

And Reuters reports that “Obama withdraws judicial nominee blocked twice by Republicans.”

My round-up of coverage from yesterday afternoon can be accessed here.

Posted at 2:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Casket Cartel and the Louisiana Way of Death: Benedictine monks decided to sell the simple wooden caskets they’d always made; Then things got complicated.” Chip Mellor and Jeff Rowes have this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the op-ed via Google News.

Posted at 2:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Could Judge Casper’s 2012 recusal pose problem in Bulger case?” David Frank, managing editor of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, has this report.

Posted at 2:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Don’t Forget the Two Republican Judges Who Helped Save Same-Sex Marriage; One struck down California’s Proposition 8; the other challenged the Defense of Marriage Act; The road to next week’s landmark Supreme Court arguments began with these two rulings in 2010”: Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman