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Sunday, March 24, 2013

“The conservative legal star who is fighting for gay marriage; Theodore B. Olson, a former Reagan advisor and anti-Clinton crusader, is about to challenge California’s Proposition 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court; The case ‘has changed my life a lot,’ he says”: The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.

In Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jeffrey A. Fowler and Jess Bravin will have an article headlined “Gay Marriage Defines Court’s Week; As Proponents Look Forward to Arguments Before Justices, Foes Warn of ’50-State Solution’ to Issue.” You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News. The newspaper will also contain an editorial titled “Marriage and the Supreme Court: The Justices should not pre-empt an evolving cultural debate best settled democratically.”

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined “Gay marriage at the Supreme Court: What are the pivot points? What precedents and arguments may shape the court as it hears two landmark cases on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.” And Brad Knickerbocker has an article headlined “On gay marriage, political ground shifts rapidly: Will Supreme Court take note? The US Supreme Court this week takes up two key gay marriage cases; Public opinion is changing rapidly here — a particular challenge for Republicans trying to rebrand their party.”

Bill Mears of reports that “Gay couple fights for right to marry in epic high court fight.”

And Michael Tackett of Bloomberg News has an article headlined “Gay Marriage as Supreme Ruling Recalls Dred Scott, Selma.”

Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices to Look at Deals by Generic and Branded Drug Makers”: This article will appear Monday in The New York Times.

In Monday’s edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf will have an article headlined “Court to rule on deals that slow entry of generic drugs; The government says brand-name and generic drug companies are cheating consumers by cutting sweetheart deals; The drugmakers say just the opposite is true.”

The Associated Press has a report headlined “Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

And Monday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain an editorial titled “‘Pay-to-delay’ pharmaceutical deals smack of illegal collusion.”

Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“States Gone Wild”: In Monday’s edition of The New York Times, columnist Bill Keller will have an op-ed that begins, “No sooner had Arkansas adopted the country’s most regressive abortion law earlier this month — a ban after about 12 weeks of pregnancy — than North Dakota lowered its limit to as early as six weeks.”

Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Shadow of Roe v. Wade Looms Over Ruling on Gay Marriage”: Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has an article headlined “AP interview: Lesbian couple in gay marriage case.”

Lila Shapiro of The Huffington Post has an article headlined “Before The Supreme Court Considers Gay Marriage, An American Change Of Heart.”

At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Argument preview: Marriage and the Court’s ‘friends’ — Part I.”

And in today’s edition of The Sacramento Bee, law professor Lawrence C. Levine has an essay titled “The man who may decide the future of gay rights” that begins, “All eyes will be on Sacramento’s own Justice Anthony M. Kennedy this week when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument in two important cases dealing with issues of fairness and equality under the law.”

Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘Out of Order’: sketchy collection of stories about the Supreme Court; ‘Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court’ by retired court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is a slim, plodding collection of stories about the court.” Curt Schleier has this book review today in The Seattle Times.

Posted at 9:53 AM by Howard Bashman

“Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Voter ID — fraud prevention or voter suppression?” Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman