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Sunday, May 11, 2014

“As Utah waits for same-sex ruling, marriage battle spreads through nation; Support appears to be growing for same-sex marriage”: Marissa Lang has this article in today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Same-sex marriage: 10 years on, it’s becoming the norm; In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage; Since then, the legal, political, and social movement to recognize gay marriage has spread significantly.” Brad Knickerbocker of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

Posted at 8:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Takes a Pass on Legislative Prayer”: Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, “Jost On Justice.”

Posted at 8:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“After Supreme Court’s decision on prayers at meetings, what about crosses?” Robert Barnes will have this new installment of his “The High Court” column in Monday’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Oracle wins big appeals court ruling against Google in software copyright case”: This article appeared in yesterday’s edition of The San Jose Mercury News.

The Guardian (UK) reports that “Google faces fresh trial over Android copyright after 2012 ruling struck down; Oracle wins appeal in row over Java APIs reignited after judge struck down 2012 ruling stating APIs could not be copyrighted.”

David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that “Oracle’s Java API code protected by copyright, appeals court rules; Code, structure, sequence, and API organization entitled to copyright protection.”

Seth Rosenblatt of c|net reports that “Court sides with Oracle over Android in Java patent appeal; Oracle wins big in protracted legal fight over use of Java APIs in Android, as appeals court rejects pro-Google ruling.”

Online at Vox, Timothy B. Lee reports that “The court that created the patent troll mess is screwing up copyright too.”

At’s “Enterprise” blog, Robert McMillan has a post titled “Why Oracle’s Copyright Victory Over Google Is Bad News for Everyone.”

Russell Brandom of The Verge reports that “Federal court overturns Google v. Oracle decision, setting disastrous precedent.”

And at Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Deeplinks” blog, Corynne McSherry has a post titled “Dangerous Decision in Oracle v. Google: Federal Circuit Reverses Sensible Lower Court Ruling on APIs.”

My earlier coverage of Friday’s Federal Circuit ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 8:45 AM by Howard Bashman