"Ex-Bengals cheerleader's libel lawsuit trial starts":
The Associated Press has this report
"Cary wins appeal in sign case against homeowner":
The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has an update
that begins, "A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the town in the 'Screwed By The Town of Cary' lawsuit, signaling that the long saga may be nearing its end."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
"How Aaron Swartz's Cause Wins in the End: The protests against his prosecution will promote open access."
Law professor Eric Posner
has this essay
online at Slate.
Declan McCullagh of c|net has a follow-up report headlined "Senator disputes Aaron Swartz's SOPA, Protect IP role; Senate Judiciary spokeswoman denies that a meeting between a committee aide and the late activist Aaron Swartz led to the creation of the anti-SOPA advocacy group Demand Progress."
And at his blog "it is NOT junk," professor Michael Eisen has a post titled "How academia betrayed and continues to betray Aaron Swartz."
"States Become Battlegrounds For Nation's Deep Abortion Divide": This audio segment
appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered
"House GOP leaders defend DOMA":
Lyle Denniston has this post
at "SCOTUSblog." You can access the brief at this link
"How Aaron Swartz helped to defeat Hollywood on SOPA: Aaron Swartz's former roommate, Peter Eckersley, says the late activist started Demand Progress because from D.C.'s perspective, it 'doesn't matter' if their laws break the Internet."
Declan McCullagh of c|net has this report
Newsday columnist Cathy Young has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz was unreasonable about information access."
At The Huffington Post, Steven Strauss has a blog entry titled "Are We a Nation of Sheep?"
And at "the media guy" blog of Ad Age, Simon Dumenco has a post titled "Why the Prosecution of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Matters to You, Personally; Bad Laws Can and Will Be Used Against You."
"Text, History, and Tradition: What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us About the Second."
Law professor Darrell A.H. Miller
has this article
in the January 2013 issue
of The Yale Law Journal.
"Reid Delays Vote on Filibuster Reform":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Online at The New Republic, Timothy Noah has a blog post titled "The Filibuster and 'The Fermata.'"
And in the January 2013 issue of The Yale Law Journal, Benjamin Eidelson has a Note titled "The Majoritarian Filibuster."
"California's Proposition 8: Backers of same-sex marriage ban make their arguments to U.S. Supreme Court."
Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update
"Fourth Circuit to Hear Dispute Over Cell Phone Contraband Conviction":
Mike Scarcella has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"'Proposition 8' merits brief filed":
Lyle Denniston has this post
at "SCOTUSblog," which has posted the brief at this link
The contents of the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Law Review are now available online:
You can access the contents via this link
"Gupta Says in Appeal Trial Judge Hampered Defense Case":
Bloomberg News has this report
"Top court rejects hospitals' Medicare claims suit":
Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion recap: Saving the U.S. billions."
"Lawyers for Huguely file appeal in slaying of former girlfriend":
The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a news update
that begins, "Lawyers for former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V today appealed his conviction for the murder of fellow student Yeardley Love, arguing that jury selection in the high-profile case was flawed and that evidence in the case was insufficient to support a second-degree murder conviction."
"Justice Sotomayor tells Oprah her feelings about lawyers":
Katheryn Hayes Tucker has this post
today at the "ATLaw" blog of The Fulton County Daily Report.
"Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to SO2 rule":
Lawrence Hurley and Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire have this report
"Court considering UT campus speech challenge":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "John McGlone went to the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville intent on preaching God's word to college students but found himself tangled up with university administrators over a policy requiring student sponsorship to speak at the school."
The case was argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
"In securities litigation, SCOTUS has Congress's back":
Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report
"When Universities Sell Art: The Case of Columbia's Rembrandt."
Jon Wiener has this blog post
online today at The Nation.
"Gitmo prosecutor not backing down":
Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post
that begins, "The chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, isn't backing down from his effort to eliminate conspiracy charges from the case against the alleged 9/11 conspirators."
"Court ruling casts doubt on future of EPA monitoring program":
Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
"U.S. Supreme Court cert grant is bittersweet for Sawicki & Lauten lawyer":
John Council has this post
today at the "Tex Parte Blog" of Texas Lawyer.
"Medical Marijuana Backers Lose Bid for Looser Regulations":
Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News has this report
The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects bid to have marijuana reclassified."
And David Ingram of Reuters has a report headlined "Medical benefits of marijuana still hazy -- appeals court."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: The best thing you can do with your life is . . ."
Part two of Soledad O'Brien's interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared on this morning's broadcast of CNN's "Starting Point." You can access the video and a transcript via this link
An interview with Justice Sotomayor also appeared on last night's broadcast of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." You can view that interview at this link. The Daily Show has also posted online the complete unedited video of the interview in three parts, which you can access at the following links: part one; part two; and part three.
"Straight Up, With Multiple Twists: Bond v. United States."
Law professor Michael S. Greve
has this post
at the "Liberty Law" blog.
"Reid to lay out plans for filibuster reform":
The Hill has this blog post
And today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled "A Chance to Fix the Senate."
"'Roe v. Wade' Turns 40, But Abortion Debate Is Even Older": This audio segment
appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition
The Associated Press reports that "40 years after Roe v. Wade, abortion foes march on."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Women Would Travel for Abortions If Roe Falls, Study Says."
Access online today's opinion in an argued case of the U.S. Supreme Court:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court
v. Auburn Regional Medical Center
, No. 11-1231. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a concurring opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link
"At Stanford, Clinical Training for Defense of Religious Liberty":
In today's edition of The New York Times, Ethan Bronner has an article
that begins, "Backed by two conservative groups, Stanford Law School has opened the nation's only clinic devoted to religious liberty, an indication both of where the church-state debate has moved and of the growth in hands-on legal education."
"Barnes collection's move is now grist for law schools":
Chris Mondics has this article
today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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.
In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects appeal from Somali pirates" and "Court won't hear challenge to Clean Air Act rule."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Sulfur Dioxide Emission Curbs Left Intact by High Court."
And Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court rejects Asarco challenge to EPA rule" and "Supreme Court won't hear retaliation case against Sears."