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Friday, May 9, 2014

“‘Under God’ will remain in pledge, Mass. SJC rules”: John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has a news update that begins, “The state’s highest court today rejected the proposition that the phrase ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the religious beliefs and equal rights of an atheist family with children in the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District.”

And The Associated Press has a report headlined “Massachusetts: Pledge of Allegiance not religious.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at this link.

Posted at 5:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruling allows judge candidates more freedom during campaign season”: Howard Fischer of The East Valley Tribune has a news update that begins, “Arizonans who want to get elected as judges cannot be subject to the same campaign rules and restrictions that apply to those already on the bench, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court rejects rules on Arizona judicial candidates.”

You can access today’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 4:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“There’s a Legal War Over the Definition of Rape: And Tiger Mom’s husband has waded right into it.” Nora Caplan-Bricker has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s Next Potential Religion Case: Public School Graduation at Church.” Mark Walsh has this post yesterday at the “School Law” blog of Education Week.

Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judge stops Doe probe again, calls appeal frivolous”: Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice, and Jason Stein have this front page article in today’s edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“How ‘Company Doe’ — now revealed as ErgoBaby — triggered 1st Amendment case”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman