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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Plan to shrink Washington Supreme Court size to be heard by Senate": The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington has this report.
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Showdown time in S.C. Supreme Court chief justice race: Toal or Pleicones?" The State of Columbia, South Carolina has this news update.
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia visits UH law school": The Ka Leo, the student newspaper of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has this report.

And Honolulu City Beat has a report headlined "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Surprising Advice for UH Law Students."
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Religious groups to back Obamacare contraceptive mandate; Face dilemma over freedom, government rules on women": Wednesday's edition of The Washington Times will contain this article.
Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Kagan and the Notorious RBG": This post appears today at the "44th Street Blog" of the New York City Bar.
Posted at 10:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court upholds NC terrorism convictions": The Associated Press has this report on a lengthy decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Sonia Sotomayor '79 Delivers the James A. Thomas Lecture at Yale Law School": Yale Law School posted online this news release today.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Veteran blocked from protesting on Monument Circle wins federal appeal": Tim Evans of The Indianapolis Star has a news update that begins, "A veteran who was threatened with arrest because he did not have a permit to conduct a protest on Monument Circle has won a federal appeal that could allow other protesters to use the site without a permit."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:47 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court may restrict Apple monitor's duties": The Associated Press has this report.

Reuters reports that "Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Apple Seeks to Halt E-Books Monitor Before Appeals Panel."
Posted at 02:31 PM by Howard Bashman



"Feds: Ex-Justice Hathaway shouldn't be released early from prison." The Detroit News has this report.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal judge pledges quick ruling on Virginia's same-sex marriage ban": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.

In today's newspaper, Barnes has a front page article headlined "Race on same-sex marriage cases runs through Virginia."

Update: In other coverage of today's hearing, Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined "Legal fight for gay marriage reaches Virginia court; The case is but one of 47 same-sex marriage lawsuits pending in 24 states, one or more of which could reach the Supreme Court in the near future."

The Associated Press reports that "Case challenging gay-marriage ban heard in Va."

And Bloomberg News has an updated report headlined "Virginia Gay-Marriage Ban Faces Boies-Olson Legal Team."
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"What Drives Volokh?" Today at his "Simple Justice" blog, Scott H. Greenfield has this post about a petition for panel rehearing that the prevailing party filed recently in the Obsidian Finance Group, LLC v. Cox appeal pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. My initial posts reporting on the Ninth Circuit's ruling in that appeal can be accessed here and here.

An update to Scott's post notes that yesterday attorney Marc J. Randazza filed a motion for leave to file an amicus brief that in substance opposes the relief sought in the petition for panel rehearing.

Update: Today at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Journalist Seeks Retraction from Court" reporting on the petition for panel rehearing but omitting any mention of the proposed Randazza amicus brief.
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman



"Sotomayor recounts journey": This article appears today in The Yale Daily News.
Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman


"Utah files first arguments in same-sex marriage appeal": The Deseret News has this update.

Brooke Adams of The Salt Lake Tribune has a news update headlined "State makes it all about kids in brief against same-sex marriage."

You can view the brief for appellants filed late yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman



"Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom; Fawzi Odah of Kuwait, whose father worked with U.S. troops in the 1991 Gulf War, contends in a lawsuit he should be freed when America withdraws from Afghanistan": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Constitution Outside the Courts: President Obama." Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals prolong ordeal for murder victim's family": This front page article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Olson and Boies, Legal Duo, Seek Role in 2 Cases on Gay Marriage": Jeremy W. Peters has this article today in The New York Times,

Meanwhile, in news from Virginia, Bloomberg News reports that "Virginia Gay-Marriage Ban Faces Boies-Olson Legal Team."

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk today contains a front page article headlined "Va. House OKs measure to defend gay marriage ban." And last Thursday's newspaper contained an article headlined "Norfolk couple is at center of gay marriage legal fight."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported yesterday that "Landmark same-sex marriage case will be heard Tuesday; Hearing on ban of same-sex unions set for Tuesday in Norfolk."

The Associated Press reports that "Court hearing set over gay marriage ban in Va."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. court to hear lawsuit against Virginia gay marriage ban."
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman



"The Case for Socialized Law: Inequality has bent American justice; Here's a radical way to fix it." Noam Scheiber has this article in the February 17, 2014 issue of The New Republic.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman


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