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Sunday, June 30, 2013

“Amid blockbuster cases, Supreme Court moving right; Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the court’s tenuous conservative majority doesn’t act quickly, but it acts eventually — and it doesn’t mind uprooting a few precedents or statutes along the way”: Richard Wolf will have this article Monday in USA Today.

Posted at 11:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate confirms Stevens to state Supreme Court seat”: The Citizens’ Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has a news update that begins, “The Senate voted unanimously today to confirm Judge Correale Stevens to fill a pivotal vacancy on the state Supreme Court.”

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has an update headlined “Judge Correale Stevens to fill Pa. Supreme Court seat left vacant by Joan Orie Melvin.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Stevens approved for Pa. Supreme Court vacancy.”

Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Worries Swirl Over California’s Initiatives; Supreme Court’s Dismissal of State’s Gay-Marriage Ban Raises Concerns that the Move Sets Precedent Limiting Voter Power”: Tamara Audi will have this article in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“War in the Supreme Court: Ron Castille and Seamus McCaffery Just Can’t Get Along; As allegations of impropriety pile up against Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, the real story may be his strained relationship with Chief Justice Ron Castille; Here, the inside tale of the very personal feud that’s tearing the state’s highest court apart.” This article appears in the July 2013 issue of Philadelphia Magazine.

Posted at 6:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“An Athens story: From sharecropping to the U.S. Supreme Court.” Today’s edition of The Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald contains an article that begins, “When Fred Smith Jr. reports for work this week, the native Athenian will achieve something unimaginable by his forebears from just two generations ago. He is among the new crop of U.S. Supreme Court law clerks. Starting Monday, Smith will spend the next year working for Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.”

Posted at 9:47 AM by Howard Bashman

“Why states that ban gay marriage are resting easy after Supreme Court rulings: As gay marriage supporters celebrate this week’s rulings at the US Supreme Court, states that prohibit same-sex marriage are also elated, reassured that their bans are not in legal jeopardy.” The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

And USA Today reports that “Polygamists find promise in Supreme Court decisions; Polygamists view the Supreme Court’s repeal of DOMA and Prop 8 as a step towards wider social — and in turn, legal — acceptance of polygamy; Legal scholars, on the other hand, are not as optimistic.”

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s new view of equal justice; This term’s landmark decisions mark a fresh beginning for gay rights, and the end of an era for old civil rights laws”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court ruling puts new focus on whether Texas’ ‘Top 10 Percent’ admissions rule is working”: This article appears today in The Dallas Morning News.

Posted at 9:35 AM by Howard Bashman