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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

“How the Supreme Court Changed America This Year: Nineteen legal thinkers run down the court’s most important decisions.” Politico Magazine has this report.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Do Americans Think Corporations Have the Right to Religious Freedom? We did a survey, and the answer is no.” Moran Cerf, Aziz Huq, and Avital Mentovich have this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.

Posted at 9:01 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hobby Lobby ruling puts Green family in crosshairs”: The Associated Press has this report.

At Justia’s Verdict, law professor Marci A. Hamilton has an essay titled “What’s Really Wrong With the Decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell?

And at his “Hercules and the Umpire” blog, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has a post titled “Isn’t the loosey-goosey ‘closely held’ distinction in the Hobby Lobby cases intellectually incoherent?

Posted at 3:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Plot Middle Course on Business; Term Shows Limits to Business-Friendly Reputation Earned Under Chief Justice Roberts”: Brent Kendall has this article in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 3:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court to reconsider Barry Bonds’ felony conviction”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Barry Bonds’ conviction will be reviewed by larger 9th Circuit panel.”

Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined “Barry Bonds gets another chance to fight conviction.”

Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled “Appeals court to rehear Barry Bonds case.”

Dan Levine of Reuters reports that “U.S. appeals court to take another swing at Barry Bonds criminal case.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court to reconsider Barry Bonds’ felony conviction.”

You can access today’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link.

Posted at 2:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access the Order List at this link. The Court today granted review in eight new cases.

The Court today also issued a per curiam decision summarily vacating the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Williams v. Johnson, No. 13-9085.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that “Justices act in other health law mandate cases“; “Justices to take up pregnancy discrimination case“; “Supreme Court to consider KBR whistleblower case“; “High court to hear natural gas price-fixing claims“; and “Court sends labor cases back for further review.”

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Birth-Control Coverage Disputes Revived by Supreme Court” and “KBR, Halliburton Get Court Review in Iraq Billing Case.”

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that “U.S. top court to hear pregnant worker’s appeal against UPS” and “U.S. top court takes up challenge to Colorado sales tax law.”

And at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Court to rule on pregnancy law, church signs.”

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Officer’s Conviction in Cannibalism Case Overturned”: Benjamin Weiser has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

The New York Post reports that “‘Cannibal Cop’ could go free after conviction overturned.”

The New York Daily News reports that “Judge overturns conviction of cannibal cop.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Conviction of NYC cop cannibalism case overturned.”

When a copy of yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York becomes available, I will post it online.

Update: Thanks to a valued reader, you can access yesterday’s decision at this link.

And in other coverage, The Wall Street Journal reports that “Judge Orders Release Of NYPD Officer In Cannibal Plot Case; Gilberto Valle Will Still Be Sentenced For Accessing A Police Database.”

Posted at 8:34 AM by Howard Bashman