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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

“U.S. Senate unanimously approves Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips for judgeship”: Today’s edition of The Casper Star-Tribune contains an article that begins, “Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips sailed through his U.S. Senate confirmation on a unanimous 88-0 vote Monday to earn a seat on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals based in Denver.”

And today’s edition of The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle of Cheyenne contains an article headlined “Wyoming AG confirmed as federal judge; President Obama picked state Attorney General Greg Phillips for a seat on 10th Circuit bench.”

Posted at 11:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Seeking death penalty in Boston case? A long road.” Pete Yost of The Associated Press has an article that begins, “If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle in a state that hasn’t seen an execution in nearly 70 years.”

Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“After supplemental Blewett briefing, Sixth Circuit panel stands pat”: Douglas A. Berman has this post today at his “Sentencing Law and Policy” blog.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“There’s No Justice When the Spied-On Have No Voice”: Online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay that begins, “If you’re not a U.S. Supreme Court junkie, you wouldn’t know that the single topic that most exercised the justices in the decisions issued in late June was the arcane law of standing.”

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Effects of Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Start Rippling Out Through Government”: This article will appear Wednesday in The New York Times.

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Democrats set for decisive meeting on ‘nuclear option'”: Peter Schroeder of The Hill has a report that begins, “Senate Democrats will huddle Thursday to determine whether to trigger the ‘nuclear option’ to ram through nominees with a simple majority vote.”

Posted at 9:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans accuse Obama of exceeding authority”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “In the courts of law and public opinion, congressional Republicans increasingly accuse President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority for the benefit of special interests, most recently by delaying a requirement for businesses to provide health care for their workers.”

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“General Assembly overrides governor’s veto of concealed carry bill”: The Chicago Tribune has a news update that begins, “Illinois today became the last state in the country to legalize the concealed carry of guns after both the House and Senate rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to rewrite the compromise bill.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law.”

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate confirms Dorsey for federal judge post in Nevada”: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a news update that begins, “Las Vegas attorney Jennifer Dorsey survived a suggestion of scandal and won confirmation Tuesday to become a federal judge in Nevada. The Senate vote was 54-41.”

You can access the U.S. Senate‘s official roll call vote tally at this link. It appears that only one Republican Senator voted in favor of confirmation.

Posted at 3:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Nuclear Summer? Filibuster Wars Return As Senate Considers Key Nominations.” Sahil Kapur has this report online today at TPM DC.

Posted at 2:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Father, other Oklahoma relatives file to adopt Baby Veronica as James Island couple seek adoption OK”: The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina contains this article today.

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman