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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

“700 rally for gay marriage at Lytle Park”: The Cincinnati Enquirer has a news update that begins, “Roughly 700 people descended on Lytle Park Downtown Tuesday night, in a prequel to demonstrations Wednesday as a federal appeals court hears arguments in a nearby courthouse over the constitutionality of bans on gay marriage in four states.”

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama’s real legacy: the Supreme Court? There’s nothing Obama would love more than to appoint another liberal justice.” Paul Brandus has this essay online at The Week.

Posted at 8:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“4 reasons BP’s Supreme Court settlement appeal faces an uphill battle”: The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report. You can access BP’s petition for writ of certiorari at this link.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Sherlock case, 7th Circuit spurs war on copyright ‘extortionists'”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.

Posted at 6:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Maddox calls for audit of dispatch agency”: The Tallahassee Democrat has a news update that begins, “Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox is calling for an audit of the Consolidated Dispatch Agency following a delayed response to the July 18 shooting death of FSU law professor Dan Markel.”

Posted at 3:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservatives Target Tennessee Justices in Expensive Race”: Alan Blinder will have this article in Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 3:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Utah files same-sex marriage appeal with U.S. Supreme Court”: Marissa Lang of The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.

Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News has an update headlined “Utah appeals to U.S. Supreme Court in gay marriage case.”

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that “Utah asks U.S. top court to hear gay marriage case.”

Bloomberg News reports that “Utah Seeks U.S. Supreme Review to Revive Gay-Marriage Ban.”

And The Associated Press reports that “First gay marriage appeal awaits US Supreme Court.”

Posted at 3:47 PM by Howard Bashman

“DC Circuit, Quoting Mick Jagger, Stops This Insanity in Campaign Finance Case”: Rick Hasen has this post at his “Election Law Blog” about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Update: In early news coverage, Andrew Zajac of Bloomberg News reports that “Tea Party Group Loses Appeal on Corporate PAC Limits.”

McClatchy Washington Bureau’s “Suits & Sentences” blog has a post titled “Ladies and gentlemen: The Rolling Stones.”

And at his “In the Loop” blog, Al Kamen of The Washington Post has an entry titled “Judge channels Jagger in Loop award for best lead ever in a court opinion — appellate level.”

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

The Eleventh Circuit adjusts to having two judges with the last name Carnes: As shown in rulings issued yesterday and today, the court’s Chief Judge will be shown in the listing of judges as “Ed Carnes.” It is worth noting that today’s decision contains a lengthy and passionate dissent from Chief Judge Carnes.

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“PBS Documentary Looks at One Juvenile’s Life-Without-Parole Sentence”: Mark Walsh has this post at the “Education and the Media” blog of Education Week.

Posted at 10:56 AM by Howard Bashman

“Listen: 911 call in law professor shooting released.” The “Nancy Grace” program has posted the audio (with subtitles) at this link.

Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“No Need For a Halbig Rehearing: The D.C. Circuit’s own rules and one of its judges point the way forward for the recent ObamaCare ruling.” Adam J. White has 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 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Unmoved So Far by ‘Botched’ Executions”: Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, “Jost On Justice.”

Posted at 10:36 AM by Howard Bashman