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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

“Judge Blocks Order Demanding Suspect Decrypt Computer Drives or Face Jail”: David Kravets has this post at’s “Threat Level” blog.

Posted at 5:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama Picks 3 for Top Appeals Court, Setting Up Battle”: Michael D. Shear of The New York Times has this news update. In addition, “The Caucus” blog has a post titled “Obama’s Appeals Court Nominees.”

The Washington Post has a news update headlined “Obama calls on Senate to quickly confirm 3 judicial nominees.” And at the “PostPartisan” blog, Stephen Stromberg has a post titled “The nasty fight over Obama’s D.C. Circuit nominees.”

The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Obama names federal court nominees, tells Senate to ‘do its job.’

The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined “Obama Unveils Judge Picks for Key Appeals Court.” You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

David Jackson of USA Today has an article headlined “Obama: ‘Don’t play games’ with judiciary; The president has nominated three lawyers to the influential D.C. federal appeals court.”

The Washington Times reports that “Obama adds 3 judicial picks to appeals court.”

Linda Feldmann of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined “Obama to Republicans: Don’t block my judges; President Obama nominated three top lawyers to the D.C. Circuit, the nation’s second-most-important court; The move signals a willingness to spend political capital on his legal legacy.”

The Associated Press reports that “Obama nominates 3 to appeals court, testing GOP.”

Mark Felsenthal and Lawrence Hurley of Reuters report that “Obama sets stage for Senate battle over judicial nominees.”

Bloomberg News reports that “Obama Prods Republicans With Picks for Appeals Panel.”

Josh Gerstein of reports that “Obama pushes hard for D.C. Circuit Court picks.”

Bill Mears of reports that “Obama nominates three to bench, courts political fight.”

Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that “Obama’s 3 D.C. Circuit Picks Test GOP’s Filibuster Mettle.”

The Hill reports that “Obama dares Republicans to block three nominations to critical court.”

“The Note” blog of ABC News has a post titled “Obama Tells GOP ‘Don’t Play Games’ as He Nominates 3 Judges.”

At “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times,” Mike Scarcella has a post titled “Obama Announces D.C. Circuit Nominees, Urges Senate Action.”

The “Planet Washington” blog of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau has a post titled “Obama sets up clash with Republicans over court nominees.”

Washingtonian magazine’s “Capital Comment” blog has a post titled “Getting to Know Obama Court Nominee Patricia Ann Millett; A partner at Akin Gump, she leads the firm’s Supreme Court practice.”

The White House has posted online the transcript of “Remarks by the President on the Nominations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.”

And in commentary, The Baltimore Sun has an editorial titled “Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate: The man who successfully fought against racial profiling in Maryland is now treated as a political pawn by Senate Republicans.”

Online at The New Republic, Sam Kleiner has an essay titled “Obama’s Nominees to the D.C. Circuit Will be Hard to Obstruct; *Although that’s never stopped the Senate before.”

And online at SSRN, Eric M. Fraser, David K. Kessler, Matthew J. B. Lawrence, and Stephen Calhoun have posted an article titled “The Jurisdiction of the D.C. Circuit.”

Posted at 3:38 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: This morning, I will be meeting with my co-counsel on a series of pending appeals. Additional posts will appear here this afternoon.

Posted at 7:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court turns away newspaper’s beef about Pennsylvania election law; US Supreme Court refused Monday to take a case involving news media access to polling places on Election Day; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had challenged the law, unsuccessfully, in lower courts”: Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

Posted at 7:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak in Portland as part of Everybody Reads 2014”: The Oregonian has this report.

Posted at 7:49 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘Homeland’ films scenes in N.C. Supreme Court building”: The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina contains this article today.

Posted at 7:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“California DNA law is broader than program upheld by Supreme Court”: Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Posted at 7:46 AM by Howard Bashman

“Senate, presidential powers collide in key case on recess appointments”: James Rosen of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.

Posted at 7:40 AM by Howard Bashman