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Thursday, August 7, 2014

“Obamacare fight started at Greenville law firm”: The Greenville (S.C.) News has an update that begins, “The latest legal fight over Obamacare is being waged near the doorstep of the U.S. Supreme Court — and its genesis can be found in the office of a Greenville lawyer.”

Posted at 9:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court: ‘Burwash’ article was not defamatory; Former UTOPIA contractor loses appeal to federal circuit court.” In today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune, Robert Gehrke has an article that begins, “A federal appeals court has ruled that an article penned under a false name by then-West Valley Mayor Mike Winder about alleged threats of extortion and blackmail by an ousted consultant for a government-run Internet company was not defamatory.”

And today’s edition of The Deseret News reports that “Appeals court affirms news coverage of former UTOPIA employee not defamatory.”

You can access Tuesday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 3:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“2 Sides in Gay Marriage Fight Agree: Justices Must Act.” Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update that begins, “Lawyers for three couples challenging Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage said Thursday that they would join with their opponents to urge the Supreme Court to hear their case, even though they recently won an appeals court ruling striking down the law.”

Update: In other coverage, Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News has an update headlined “Plaintiffs in Utah gay marriage case will ask Supreme Court to hear state’s appeal.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Utah gay couples ask Supreme Court to hear appeal.”

Posted at 1:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal appeals court may be roadblock to gay marriage cases in four states”: Robert Barnes has this article in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

The Detroit News reports today that “Michigan watching as appeals court takes up gay marriage.”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that “Appeals court hears Kentucky’s plea to overturn judge who struck down same-sex marriage ban.”

And MLive Detroit has reports headlined “Judge presses lawyer on why gay marriage rights pursued through courts, not votes” and “Judge grills Michigan lawyer on difference between banning gay marriage and interracial marriage.”

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Dan Markel Killing Leaves Behind Puzzling Questions — and Wrenching Grief; No Shortage of Theories in Murder of Florida Law Professor”: The Jewish Daily Forward has this report today.

Posted at 9:22 AM by Howard Bashman