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Friday, May 17, 2013

“Justice Sotomayor Urges Immigrant Parents to Aid Their Children’s Education”: Mark Walsh has this post today at the “School Law” blog of Education Week.

My earlier coverage appears at this link.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“This case requires us to decide whether the police, after seizing a cell phone from an individual’s person as part of his lawful arrest, can search the phone’s data without a warrant.” In a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today, the majority held that “such a [warrantless] search exceeds the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment search-incident-to-arrest exception.”

Posted at 5:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Full Court Press: Perspectives on Covering the Supreme Court.” The First Amendment Center posted this video online today.

You can also access the video directly via YouTube.

Posted at 4:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge grants injunction in Ark. abortion ban case”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal judge on Friday granted a request to temporarily block enforcement of a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy.”

Posted at 1:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“No-show judge bolsters Chevron’s attack on $19 billion judgment; The Ecuadorian judge who awarded the environment judgment against Chevron was a no-show witness for a deposition in Peru”: Roger Parloff of Fortune magazine has this blog post today.

Posted at 1:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“LGBT PC: Being against marriage equality doesn’t make you a monster.” Michael Kinsley has this essay online today at The New Republic.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit holds “that the federal judicial perpetuation of the racially discriminatory mandatory minimum crack sentences for those defendants sentenced under the old crack sentencing law, as the government advocates, would violate the Equal Protection Clause.” A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this ruling today.

Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman

“Stevens: Rationale for Bush v. Gore was ‘unacceptable’; The former Supreme Court justice speaks out on John Roberts and the case that decided the 2000 election.” has this report.

Posted at 8:29 AM by Howard Bashman

“Discussion: What’s Going on at Gitmo?” At 2 p.m. eastern time this afternoon, ProPublica will host this discussion with Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald, Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post, and Charlie Savage of The New York Times.

Posted at 8:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘Iqbal Effect’ on housing, employment cases skews Republican: new study.” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

Posted at 8:17 AM by Howard Bashman