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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court for urgent intervention to halt same-sex-marriage recognition”: Marissa Lang of The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.

And Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News has an update headlined “Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court for stay in gay marriage recognition case.”

You can view the stay request, addressed to Circuit Justice Sonia Sotomayor, at this link.

Update: In other coverage, at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Utah challenges ‘interim’ same-sex marriages.”

Posted at 8:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“After small crash, a long, costly court battle”: Craig R. McCoy had this article earlier this week in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted at 4:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Guantanamo judge’s secret order on secret motion is so secret defense lawyers can’t see it; Only the prosecutors know what the war court judge has ordered, but they won’t discuss it because it’s a secret”: Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.

Posted at 4:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judge rules California death penalty is unconstitutional”: Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined “Federal judge rules California’s death penalty unconstitutional.”

And The Associated Press reports that “US judge rules against California death penalty.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California at this link.

Posted at 3:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate confirms St. Louis’ Ronnie White as federal judge”: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a news update that begins, “In a near party-line vote, the Senate today confirmed Ronnie White as a U.S. District Court judge in Missouri. The vote was 53-44.”

According to the article, “White’s confirmation comes 15 years after his first nomination to the judgeship by then-President Bill Clinton was defeated by nine votes in the Senate in 1999.”

You can access today’s official U.S. Senate roll call vote tally at this link.

Posted at 3:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Separate and Unequal: Frontline examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools.” You can view the video of yesterday’s broadcast of the PBS program “Frontline” at this link.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gov’t to release more Clinton White House records”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The National Archives said Wednesday it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign.”

According to the article, “The latest batch of memos and papers will cover a number of topics, including the Supreme Court nominations of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer along with papers related to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was nominated by then-President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1997.” The papers are scheduled for release on Friday.

Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Hobby Lobby Decision and Its Distortions: Nothing in the Supreme Court’s recent ruling denies women access to birth control.” U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) have this op-ed in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the op-ed via Google.

Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Little Sisterhood at Supreme Court; The Brethren Use ‘Brother,’ but Almost Never ‘Sister,’ for Opposing Counsel”: Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Panel Upholds Race in Admissions for University”: Tamar Lewin has this article today in The New York Times.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined “University of Texas can use race as factor in admission, court rules.”

And today’s edition of The Dallas Morning News contains a front page article headlined “University of Texas upheld on considering race in admissions.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Fifth Circuit ruling appears here and here.

Posted at 8:56 AM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts Turns Supreme Court Into Friendliest Bar in Washington; Taking Cues From Chief, Justices Call Lawyers ‘Friends,’ Not Opponents”: Jess Bravin and Theo Francis have this front page article in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:51 AM by Howard Bashman