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Thursday, June 20, 2013

“Planned Parenthood files suit against state law; Anti-abortion bill passed this session has been called nation’s most restrictive”: Andy Marso of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this news update.

Mark Morris of The Kansas City Star has a news update headlined “Lawsuit challenges new Kansas abortion law.”

The Associated Press reports that “Planned Parenthood sues over new Kan. abortion law.”

And Bloomberg News reports that “Planned Parenthood Sues Kansas Over Abortion Speech Law.”

Posted at 8:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“What hope remains for consumers, employees after SCOTUS Amex ruling?” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

Posted at 7:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why One of America’s Most Powerful Lawyers is a Twitter Freak”: Dimitra Kessenides of Bloomberg News has a report/interview that begins, “As a partner at the Los Angeles-based law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-head of the firm’s appellate and constitutional law practice group, Theodore Boutrous doesn’t have a lot of spare time.”

You can access Ted’s Twitter account at this link. He follows “How Appealing” on Twitter, and you can too.

Posted at 4:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judges order Brown to begin releasing inmates immediately”: The Los Angeles Times has this news update. The newspaper has posted the three-judge court’s ruling issued today at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh of The Sacramento Bee has a news update headlined “Judges order California to immediately release prisoners.”

And The Associated Press has a report headlined “Judges: Brown must fully comply with prison order.”

Posted at 3:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s ‘make-or-break day’ for EPA’s cross-state rule, E15 waiver”: Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has a report that begins, “The Supreme Court will meet today to consider whether to review two U.S. EPA programs: regulations for air pollution that drifts across state lines and its approval of increased ethanol in gasoline.”

Posted at 3:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court reinstates USS Cole bombing lawsuit”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by the families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.”

When today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit becomes available online, I will link to it. [Update: The Fourth Circuit’s ruling can be accessed here.]

Posted at 1:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court Finds AIDS Program’s Rules Violate Free Speech”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined “Supreme Court says law can’t dictate anti-AIDS groups’ speech.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Supreme Court strikes down funding law on sex trafficking.”

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “Court rules against government in HIV/AIDS funding case; The government cannot fund only those groups that take a pledge against prostitution and sex trafficking, a divided Supreme Court rules.”

Josh Gerstein of has an article headlined “SCOTUS: Aid groups not required to oppose prostitution.”

And at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Opinion recap: Easing the leash on speech.”

Posted at 12:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“ Breaking News: United States Supreme Court Reveals Reason for Delay in Issuance of Fisher Opinion.” Law professor Kyle Graham has this post today at his blog, “”

Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued three decisions in argued cases.

1. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in Descamps v. United States, No. 11-9540. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy issued a concurring opinion. Justice Clarence Thomas issued an opinion concurring in the judgment. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, No.12-133. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. And Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer joined. Justice Sotomayor was recused from this case. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Agency for Int’l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l, Inc., No. 12-10. Justices Scalia issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Kagan was recused from this case. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined “Court rules for Amex in dispute with merchants“; “High court strikes down anti-prostitution pledge“; and “Court: Man shouldn’t have gotten harsher penalty.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “American Express Wins as U.S. Supreme Court Backs Arbitration” and “Anti-Prostitution Rule Violates Speech Rights, High Court Rules.”

And Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Longstreth of Reuters report that “Supreme Court rules for American Express in class action case.” In addition, Hurley has a report headlined “U.S. justices strike down AIDS funding law.”

Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“After tossing first pitch in Arlington, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito reveals a bit about his love of the game”: Columnist Kevin Sherrington has this essay in today’s edition of The Dallas Morning News.

Posted at 7:38 AM by Howard Bashman