"Pentagon slaps down Guantanamo prosecutor":
Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post
And The Associated Press reports that "Charges stay for now in Sept. 11 at Guantanamo."
"The Death of Aaron Swartz":
Peter Singer and Agata Sagan have this post
today at the blog of The New York Review of Books.
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court:
The Court has posted the Order List at this link
. The Court granted review in four cases.
In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "High court may block Stanford investor lawsuits" and "High court to hear appeal in case of jilted woman."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Stanford Suits Get Court Review in Securities-Fraud Test."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court grants four cases."
Now you, too, can hear and try to make sense of Justice Clarence Thomas's words spoken earlier this week at a U.S. Supreme Court oral argument:
The Court today has posted online at this link
the audio of Monday's oral argument in Boyer
, No. 11-9953. Justice Thomas can be heard saying "He did not" shortly after the 41-minute mark.
"Cornyn Questions Holder Over Death of Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz":
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued this news release
today. You can access Senator Cornyn's letter to Attorney General Eric Holder at this link
Seventh Circuit overturns that portion of a federal district court's ruling holding that parts of Wisconsin's Act 10, regulating collective bargaining for public employees, are unconstitutional:
You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
at this link
Previously, Bruce Vielmetti and Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the district court's ruling in an article headlined "Federal court strikes down parts of union law."
Update: In early news coverage of today's ruling, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a blog post titled "Federal court of appeals upholds Gov. Walker's union law."
The Wisconsin State Journal has a news update headlined "Appeals court reverses federal judge's decision, upholds collective bargaining law in its entirety."
The Associated Press reports that "Federal appeals court upholds Wis. union limits."
Bloomberg News reports that "Wisconsin Union Law Backed by Walker Upheld by U.S. Court."
Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin union law."
And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Federal Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Law Curbing Public Unions."
"After Losing Injunction Bid, Apple Tries to Leapfrog Panel Review":
Vanessa Blum of The Recorder has this report
"Meet the College Senior Who Helped Expose the Manti Te'o Hoax; Veteran scribes, eat your hearts out: Jack Dickey is a senior in college."
The "Boston Daily" blog of Boston magazine has this post
"A final, for now, Aaron Swartz post: 'A time for silence.'"
Law professor Lawrence Lessig
has this blog post
And online at The Nation, Michelle Dean has a blog post titled "The Case of Aaron Swartz."
Meanwhile, in news coverage, today's edition of The Boston Herald contains an article headlined "Experts: Show of emotion won't save career" that begins, "U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's teary defense of her case against Internet prodigy Aaron Swartz showed an emotional side of the embattled prosecutor, but that won't stop foes from using the controversy as a 'weapon' against her if she pursues what appeared to be a burgeoning political career, one expert said." In addition, columnist Peter Gelzinis has an essay titled "Carmen Ortiz 'terribly upset' by Swartz death."
Peter Schworm and Martin Finucane of The Boston Globe report that "US Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she's 'terribly upset' about computer activist's suicide." And columnist Kevin Cullen has an op-ed titled "Ortiz should offer answers."
"Understanding standing: The Court's Article III questions in the same-sex marriage cases (II)."
Marty Lederman has this post
today at "SCOTUSblog."
"Patent Trial Awards Soar With Some Big Ones Cut by Judges":
Margaret Cronin Fisk of Bloomberg News has this report
"Vibrator With 3 Balls Can't Win EU Trademark, Court Says":
Bloomberg News has this report
on a ruling that a three-judge panel of the General Court of the European Union
issued today. The decision is currently available in French
"Bryan takes seat on state Supreme Court":
The Greenville (Ala.) Advocate has an article
that begins, "After years of working in state courts, one of Crenshaw County's own has taken his place on the highest court in Alabama." And a related article is headlined "Butts served as county's first state Supreme Court Justice
"Guns, Democracy, and the Supreme Court":
Law professor Patricia J. Williams
will have this essay
in the February 4, 2013 issue of The Nation.
"Daytona lawyer on winning team as highest court rules house not a boat": This article
appears today in The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
"Black conservatives launch effort to scrap part of Voting Rights Act; Argument focuses on requirement that areas with a history of discrimination must let US government approve voting changes":
The Guardian (UK) has this report
"Clarence Thomas's supreme silence":
Jena McGregor has this essay
online at The Washington Post.
"This is Forty: The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade."
Jill Lepore has this blog post
online today at The New Yorker.
"Military Judge Rejects Defense Requests at Terror Hearings":
In today's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has an article
that begins, "A military judge at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, declined this week to rule on whether the Constitution applied to the military tribunal case involving the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001."