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Saturday, June 22, 2013

“Supreme Court Weighs Cases Redefining Legal Equality”: In Sunday’s edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have an article that begins, “Within days, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a series of decisions that could transform three fundamental social institutions: marriage, education and voting.”

Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman

Access the most recent entries in Slate’s “The Breakfast Table” discussion titled “Supreme Court 2013: The Year in Review.” Walter Dellinger has a post titled “When DOMA passed, no one imagined it could be unconstitutional.”

Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has a post titled “What’s the biggest flaw in the opinions this term?

Emily Bazelon has a post titled “You know what Supreme Court opinions need? Headlines.”

And law professor Eric Posner has a post titled “Of course the justices are motivated in part by ideology.”

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Man loses appeal in threats on judges”: The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey has an article that begins, “Radio talk show broadcaster Harold C. ‘Hal’ Turner, who served more than 2 1/2 years in federal prison for threatening three federal judges in a 2009 blog post, lost his attempt to get an appellate court to throw out the conviction, according to court documents filed Friday.”

And Mark Hamblett of New York Law Journal reports that “Circuit Finds Blogger Issued ‘True Threat’ Against Judges.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Second Circuit ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

In commentary from law professor Adam Winkler: Online at The Los Angeles Times, he has an essay titled “Might Justice Kennedy spring a surprise on DOMA? Gay rights supporters who expect the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act could be in for a surprise from the court’s swing vote.”

And online at The Daily Beast, he has an essay titled “Obama’s Terrible, Awful, Horrible Year at the Supreme Court: The Obama administration is about to end one of the worst years ever for the government winning cases at the Supreme Court.”

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jerry Brown, Constitutional Scofflaw: On Thursday, three federal judges again reminded the California governor that his failure to fix prison overcrowding is a continuing violation of the Eighth Amendment.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 1:26 PM by Howard Bashman