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Friday, July 5, 2013

“Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg too old to be a Supreme Court justice?” Michael McGough has this essay online today at The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. defends secrecy of unique surveillance court”: David Ingram of Reuters has a report that begins, “The Obama administration on Friday urged a secret U.S. court that oversees surveillance programs to reject a request by a civil liberties group to see court opinions used to underpin a massive phone records database.”

And online at The Los Angeles Times, Michael McGough has an essay titled “We need a better way to pick FISA court judges.”

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judges side with Lexington again on Confederate flag ban; Three-judge panel agrees with U.S. District Court ruling that Lexington was within its rights to ban all non-government flag displays from city light poles”: The Roanoke Times has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that “Federal appeals court panel sides with Lexington ban on Confederate flags on city light poles.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“After Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws”: Michael Cooper will have this article in Saturday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“The big enchilada: Are same-sex marriage bans now illegal? Parsing the Justices’ words in United States v. Windsor.” Roger Parloff of Fortune has this blog post today.

Posted at 3:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lending Discrimination Case at Supreme Court in Settlement Talks”: Carter Dougherty of Bloomberg News has a report that begins, “The Township of Mount Holly, New Jersey, and a local citizens’ group are seeking to settle a dispute now before the U.S. Supreme Court that threatens to undercut the Obama administration’s crackdown on alleged discrimination in lending.”

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the contents of the June 2013 issue of The Yale Law Journal: This issue is all about Gideon, and you can access it at this link.

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Did you know John Roberts is also chief justice of the NSA’s surveillance state?” Ezra Klein has this entry today at The Washington Post’s “Wonkblog.”

Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Power from the people: Does the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling threaten direct democracy?” This article appears in the July 6, 2013 issue of The Economist.

Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court rules California healthcare limits invalid”: Dan Levine of Reuters has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court on Friday ruled invalid a California law that eliminated coverage of some healthcare services for the poor, including adult dental, podiatry, optometry and chiropractic care.”

Update: You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“California convict gets another chance to escape death row”: Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.

Posted at 8:20 AM by Howard Bashman