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Friday, June 28, 2013

“In a Twist, Children Help Propel Gay-Marriage Ruling; Court, Citing Harm to Families, Turns Rationale for Invalid Laws on Its Head”: Jess Bravin will have this article in Saturday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hobby Lobby wins temporary reprieve from fines”: The Oklahoman has a news update that begins, “Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has won a last-minute, albeit temporary, reprieve from millions of dollars in fines the company was to face beginning Monday while its lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act proceeds.”

And The Associated Press has a report headlined “Judge: Hobby Lobby won’t have to pay fines.”

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prop. 8 officially out — SF weddings begin”: Bob Egelko and John Cote of The San Francisco Chronicle have a news update that begins, “A federal appeals court issued an unexpected order Friday that allows gays and lesbians to marry in California.”

Anthony York and Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times have a news update headlined “Gov. Jerry Brown’s office ordering counties to resume gay marriage.”

The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined “Prop. 8 stay lifted, same-sex weddings can resume immediately.”

The New York Times has a news update headlined “California Appeals Court Rules Same-Sex Marriages Can Start Immediately.”

The Associated Press has reports headlined “Plaintiffs in Calif. marriage case marry in SF” and “Calif. gay marriage foes call restart a ‘disgrace.’

Dan Levine of Reuters reports that “Court lifts ban on gay marriage in California.”

Bloomberg News reports that “California Same-Sex Marriages Resume as Court Lifts Ban.”

At her “Trial Insider” blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled “Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California.”

And at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Same-sex marriages can start in California.”

You can access this evening’s one-sentence order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

On Saturday morning, C-SPAN will carry live coverage of a program at the Fourth Circuit’s Judicial Conference titled “Supreme Court 2012 Term Review & Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts”: The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has returned this year to the lovely Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Tomorrow morning beginning at 9 a.m. eastern time, C-SPAN plans to provide live coverage of a Term in review panel, followed by an interview with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Details can be accessed here.

Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Should child porn ‘consumers’ pay victim millions? Supreme Court to decide; The Supreme Court will decide whether the government or the victim must be able to prove there is a causal relationship between the child pornography consumer’s conduct and harm to the victim.” Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

Posted at 8:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Justice Roberts Plays a Long Game on Supreme Court”: Adam Liptak has this front page news analysis today in The New York Times.

In today’s edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined “A conservative Supreme Court swerves to avoid easy definition.”

In today’s edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf has an article headlined “From gay marriage to voting law, Kennedy is the key; Once again, the Supreme Court’s perennial swing vote shows how crucial he is to both liberals and conservatives — and how unpredictable.”

In today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined “Court’s Session Told Tale of Two Justices.”

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that “Fallout from Supreme Court decisions may be swift or slow.”

Posted at 7:40 AM by Howard Bashman