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Monday, July 15, 2013

“Will the Supreme Court Mess with Texas? Because that’s where the state’s abortion bill is headed.” Emily Bazelon has this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge halts Georgia execution over injection issue”: Reuters has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that “Ga. execution halted amid lethal injection concerns.”

Earlier today online at The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen had an essay titled “The Warren Hill Execution: A Late Challenge Over Lethal-Injection Drug; Georgia has made the method by which it acquires pentobarbital a ‘state secret,’ which Hill’s lawyers say raises questions about needless suffering and separation of powers.”

Posted at 5:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Snowden’s surveillance leaks open way for challenges to programs’ constitutionality”: Jerry Markon of The Washington Post has a news update that begins, “The recent disclosure of U.S. surveillance methods is providing opponents of classified programs with new openings to challenge their constitutionality, according to civil libertarians and some legal experts.”

Posted at 5:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Saying Senate Is ‘Broken,’ Reid Vows to Limit Filibuster”: The New York Times has this news update.

The Washington Post has a news update headlined “As Senate nears filibuster showdown, Reid says Republicans can still avoid fight.”

The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Filibuster change needed to ‘save the Senate,’ Harry Reid says.” reports that “No deal yet to stop ‘nuclear option.’

Alexander Bolton of The Hill has a report headlined “Reid gives GOP ultimatum: Relent on nominees or I will go ‘nuclear.’

Reuters reports that “Reid warns of using Senate ‘nuclear option’ on filibusters.”

And The Associated Press has a report headlined “Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees.”

Posted at 5:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gay marriage foes lose state Supreme Court plea to halt weddings”: Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Prop. 8: California Supreme Court refuses to stop gay weddings.”

Bloomberg News reports that “California High Court Refuses to Revive Gay Marriage Ban.”

Dan Levine of Reuters reports that “California Supreme Court refuses to stop gay weddings in state.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Calif. court declines to stop gay marriages.”

Posted at 5:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“US appellate judge Boyce F. Martin Jr., of Louisville, retiring; Liberal penned opinions on Obamacare, bourbon”: Andrew Wolfson has this front page article in today’s edition of The Courier-Journal.

Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Withered Writ: Habeas corpus, the age-old way for prisoners to challenge their detention, has never been more restricted than it is now.” Lincoln Caplan will have this article in the next print edition of The American Prospect.

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who Is Fnu Lnu? Unidentified Defendants Have Bedeviled Courts for Decades.” Benjamin Weiser has this article today in The New York Times.

Posted at 7:51 AM by Howard Bashman