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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

“Uncertain Justice”: Today at Time magazine’s “Swampland” blog, Massimo Calabresi has a post that begins, “In June, America’s collective mind turns to weddings, summer vacation, and . . . the mysteries of Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence.”

Posted at 3:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Omar Khadr segregated from other inmates after death threats in Canadian prison; Omar Khadr requests transfer to Edmonton prison after being threatened in Millhaven”: The Toronto Star has this report.

Posted at 2:36 PM by Howard Bashman

Watch author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin speak live at Harvard Law School Class Day 2013: Toobin’s remarks are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. eastern time today. Once the program gets underway, you can access the live video via this link.

Posted at 2:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Shorting the D.C. Circuit: Even if his three simultaneous judicial nominees are blocked, it’s a win-win situation for the president that just might mean the beginning of the end for the filibuster.” Scott Lemieux has this post today at the “Vox Pop” blog of The American Prospect.

Posted at 2:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Spirit Lake committee’s last effort to save Fighting Sioux nickname fails”: The Grand Forks Herald has a news update that begins, “In what may well be the final chapter in the long, contentious fight over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court’s judgment against the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe in its effort to save the nickname.”

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

Posted at 11:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court affirmative action decision: Don’t be fooled by flawed theories; One of the most specious arguments the Supreme Court has heard in the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case deals with ‘mismatch theory’; It says affirmative action harms minorities because it puts them in universities where they are outmatched by their peers.” Law professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig has this essay online at The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 8:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Emotions run high after Colorado Supreme Court rules in school case”: The Denver Post has this report.

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Colorado Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.

Although the decision was not formally issued until yesterday, a news report states that the decision was accidentally posted at the court’s web site for a short time on Monday. In other coverage, The Denver Post reports that “Colorado court says landmark Lobato school ruling wasn’t posted early.”

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court case could affect prayer at West Deptford, Elk meetings”: Jason Laday of South Jersey Times has this report.

Posted at 8:26 AM by Howard Bashman

“State Supreme Court chief justice no longer sending letters to new Eagle Scouts”: Steve Bousquet has this article today in The Tampa Bay Times.

Posted at 8:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court rejects ban on funding Planned Parenthood; Indiana had tried to block Medicaid funding of clinics that perform abortions, but the Supreme Court lets lower courts prevent the measure from going into effect”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And Mark Guarino of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined “Planned Parenthood victory: Supreme Court turns away abortion case; An Indiana measure, which a lower court had already blocked, would have prohibited Medicaid funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood; The US Supreme Court declined the abortion case Tuesday.”

Posted at 8:14 AM by Howard Bashman