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Sunday, May 18, 2014

“Gay divorce locally paves way for Missouri couples; Same-sex divorce granted April 1 in Greene County was likely Missouri’s first”: This front page article appears in today’s edition of The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader.

Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Listen to what judges say during Orie Melvin appeal hearing”: In Monday’s edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Adam Brandolph will have an article that begins, “The questions a panel of three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges poses to lawyers for former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Tuesday could suggest their stance on at least some of the issues she raises in her appeal of her corruption convictions, a legal expert said.”

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges and Justice for Sale”: Monday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an editorial that begins, “Judicial elections have always been a bad idea.”

Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices May Hold Fate of Children Who Lost Place in Immigration Line”: James Barron will have this article in Monday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Keep politics out of the courthouse”: Online at The Washington Post, Ruth McGregor and Randall Shepard have an op-ed that begins, “The chaos surrounding the execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett was not just a wake-up call on capital punishment and how it is administered. The final hours also saw political efforts to bully and weaken Oklahoma’s courts. Similar battles are playing out around the country, threatening the ability of our courts to be fair and impartial.”

Posted at 7:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Abortion-Rights Activists Should Fear the Supreme Court; A high-court ruling is seen as a likely last-ditch effort to stop sweeping antiabortion legislation passed in Texas and other states; But counting on a win is a very risky gamble for the law’s opponents”: Sophie Novack and Sam Baker have this report online at National Journal.

Posted at 7:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Progressives Hailed Filibuster Reform, But It Could Haunt Them On Michael Boggs”: Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report today.

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations”: Dan Carden of The Times of Munster, Indiana has an article that begins, “Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.”

Posted at 9:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Delaware’s ties to Brown decision strong, unique; When the Supreme Court heard Brown, it was actually dealing with combined lawsuits from several states, including two from Delaware”: The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has this report.

Posted at 9:30 AM by Howard Bashman