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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

“Strategist Out of Closet and Into Fray, This Time for Gay Marriage”: Thursday’s edition of The New York Times will contain a front page article that begins, “As the Supreme Court considers overturning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, gay people await a ruling that could change their lives.”

Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa case cries out for Supreme Court clarity; Appeals court gives mixed review to campaign law”: The Des Moines Register has an editorial that begins, “When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend money to advocate for political candidates, it made clear that the Constitution does not prohibit laws requiring public reporting of corporate campaign spending.”

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Redefining marriage — above the Supreme Court’s pay grade; Ruling for homosexual ‘marriage’ would unleash endless national division”: Chuck Donovan has this essay online at The Washington Times.

Posted at 9:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Nina Totenberg Answers Your Supreme Court Questions”: NPR has posted this item online today.

“SCOTUSblog” explains why you should follow its live blog instead of going to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear opinion announcements (even though this post already purports to have been updated tomorrow).

And for those who care about such things, on Monday of this week, the fastest announcements of U.S. Supreme Court opinions being handed down that morning appeared at the Twitter feed of U.S. Law Week.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Liberals brace for Supreme Court decision on voting rights”: Tom Curry, national affairs writer for NBC News, has this report.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme pitch: Justice Samuel Alito throws 1st pitch before Rangers game — a bit wide of plate.” The Associated Press has this report.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Could Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Lead to Voting Messes Down the Road? Some court-watchers say the opinion might strip Congress of the power to regulate the ballot — but, for now, they can probably relax.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Guantanamo prosecutors say arguments on waterboarding should be in secret session”: Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has an article that begins, “The prosecution in the Sept. 11 conspiracy trial put the judge on notice Wednesday that it wants to hold secret pretrial motions in the death-penalty case — and exclude both the public and five alleged terrorists during discussion of their years in CIA custody.”

Posted at 7:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices’ Princeton-related activities provide clues as to how they might rule”: The Daily Princetonian has this report.

Posted at 4:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Our Genes, Their Secrets”: Online at The New York Times, Eleonore Pauwels has an essay that begins, “The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling last Thursday, barring patents on human genes, was a wise and balanced decision that clears away a major barrier to innovation in the areas of biotechnology, drug development and medical diagnostics.”

Posted at 3:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lamar Alexander Warns Harry Reid Against Breaking Filibuster Pledge, Despite Breaking His Own”: Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report.

And the new installment of Al Kamen’s “In the Loop” is headlined “Judges, judges, judges.”

Posted at 3:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Rubenstein’s age limit lawsuit still alive, lawyer says”: The Intelligencer of Doylestown, Pennsylvania has this report.

In related commentary, today’s edition of The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania contains an editorial titled “Pa. Supreme Court makes the right call on judges’ retirement age.”

And today’s edition of The Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pennsylvania contains an editorial titled “Balancing age against need to shift power.”

Posted at 12:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Study shows elections not good for justice; Campaign contributions affect state Supreme Court justices’ decisions, researchers find”: Peter Hall has this article today in The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman