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Monday, January 13, 2014

"William Hood sworn in as 103rd Colorado Supreme Court justice": The Denver Post has this news update.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court to consider buffer zones at abortion clinics; The case is one of many this term testing the limits of outer limits of free speech; Others include campaign contributions, prayer at government meetings and protests at military facilities": Richard Wolf will have this article in Tuesday's edition of USA Today.
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Madoff trustee wins court fight over Picower settlement": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Is Eric Holder Making Up Gay Marriage Law As He Goes Along? Or is this how progress happens?" Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 07:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Counsel Rests: Why did Mitch McConnell -- not the Senate's lawyer -- participate in Monday's recess appointments case at the Supreme Court?" Law professor Neal Devins has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Year After Aaron Swartz's Death, Our Terrible Computer Crime Laws Remain Unchanged": Justin Peters has this blog post online today at Slate.
Posted at 07:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate completes overhaul of key appeals court": The Associated Press has this updated report.

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "Senate Confirms Wilkins to D.C. Circuit."

And The Hill has a blog post titled "Senate confirms third judicial nominee to DC Court."

You can access the U.S. Senate's official roll call vote tally, totaling 55-to-43 in favor of confirmation, at this link.
Posted at 07:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Risen lawyers file SCOTUS petition": Lucy McCalmont has this blog post at You can access the petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 07:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Public access to the states' highest courts: a report card." Open Virginia Law has this blog post today linking to a detailed report that the organization issued today evaluating public access in all 50 states.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Voice Doubts on Obama Recess Appointments": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

And in Tuesday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article headlined "Court skeptical of legality of Obama's recess appointments."
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Lets Stand Ruling Bolstering Gadget Privacy at U.S. Border": David Kravets has this post today at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Utah's 3 Arguments, and Counting, Against Gay Marriage": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"President Obama seeks to leave mark on the bench": has this report.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate to complete overhaul of key appeals court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Senate is set to confirm one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees and complete an overhaul of the country's second most powerful court."
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"US Supreme Court won't hear Nevada ballot case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Nevada's unique 'none of the above' voting option for statewide races will remain an election spoiler for the foreseeable future after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to consider an appeal by national Republicans."
Posted at 04:13 PM by Howard Bashman

"I am writing to inform you that the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan has effectively been discontinued and no further dates are being set in connection with that plan." So states a memo that the director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts sent to all federal judges today.
Posted at 04:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court skeptical of presidents' appointment power; A ruling that goes against the White House could throw into doubt past appointments as well as decisions made by the National Labor Relations Board": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in NLRB v. Canning, No. 12-1281.
Posted at 02:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Recess appointments appear in jeopardy": The Hill has this report.

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Supreme Court Struggles With Clash Over Recess Appointments."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: An uneasy day for presidential power."
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to consider abortion clinic protests": Jennifer Haberkorn of has this report.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"President's recess appointment power at high court": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloombeg News reports that "Obama's Recess Appointments Questioned by U.S. Supreme Court."

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices skeptical about Obama labor board appointments."
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Arizona's abortion ban won't be revived by Supreme Court": The Arizona Republic has this news update.

Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined "Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules."

Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Won't Hear Arizona Appeal on Abortion Ban."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court won't revive Arizona's strict abortion rules."

And David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court turns down Arizona abortion challenge."
Posted at 11:36 AM by Howard Bashman

"Guilty plea by '09 underwear bomber will stand": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Taxes on severance pay? U.S. Supreme Court to hear case." Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman

"Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

And Bill Mears of reports that "White House faces off against Congress in Supreme Court."
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases, but the Court did call for the views of the Solicitor General in three cases.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court won't revive Arizona's 20-week abortion ban" and "High court rejects ex-Somali official's case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Abortion Foes Rebuffed as Court Won't Revive 20-Week Ban"; "Madoff Trustee Case Against Banks Draws Top Court Inquiry"; "Internet Patent Owner Loses High Court Bid to Revive Suit"; "Bin Laden Photos Won't Be Released as Court Spurns Appeal"; "Organic Farmers Rejected by Top Court on Monsanto Patents"; and "Metso Rejected by U.S. Court on $32 Million Terex Award."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court declines to hear Arizona abortion appeal" and "U.S. top court seeks Obama administration's views in Madoff trustee case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court bypasses abortion test case."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Argument preview: Rights to old rights-of-way." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:18 AM by Howard Bashman

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