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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

“‘Where Do You Think That Rage Came From?’ To get parole, people sentenced to life as juveniles must reckon with their pasts.” Beth Schwartzapfel has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 5:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“Embattled Nominee Michael Boggs Held Up As Other Judicial Candidates Moving Forward”: Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report today.

Posted at 5:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court: Warrantless cell tracking unconstitutional.” The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.

The decision was written by visiting Senior D.C. Circuit Judge David B. Sentelle, on behalf of a unanimous three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel.

Update: In other coverage, David Kravets of Ars Technica has an article headlined “Get a warrant for cell phone location tracking, US appeals court says; Decision makes the surveillance issue ripe for Supreme Court intervention.”

Reuters reports that “Appeals court limits police use of cell phone location data.”

At Gigaom, Jeff John Roberts has a post titled “In major privacy ruling, court says police need warrant to track phone users’ location.”

And at the “Just Security” blog, Jennifer Granick has a post titled “Eleventh Circuit Says No to Warrantless Cell Tracking, Calls Other Metadata Programs Into Question.”

Posted at 5:32 PM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit rejects argument that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Catholic Church-related non-profits “self certify” their religious objections to the provision of contraceptive services imposes a “substantial burden” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: You can access today’s unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Mich. Catholic Conf. v. Burwell at this link.

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“B.C. lawyers vote overwhelmingly against Trinity Western’s law school amid claims of gay discrimination”: The Vancouver Sun has an article that begins, “Provincial lawyers soundly rebuked the governors of the Law Society of B.C. Tuesday and overwhelmingly voted to rescind approval of a law school for Trinity Western University because of its controversial Community Covenant.”

Posted at 7:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“Forensic Science Isn’t Science: Why juries hear — and trust — so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence.” Mark Joseph Stern has this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 7:45 AM by Howard Bashman