"Sonia Sotomayor No Longer Interested in Bringing Cameras Into the Supreme Court":
Jordan Teicher has this blog post
online at New York Magazine.
"Genetic Privacy Front and Center at Supreme Court":
David Kravets has this post
today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
"New York defends its 'Amazon tax' in court":
Reuters has a report
that begins, "Major online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Overstock.com on Wednesday told a New York state court that they should be allowed to not charge state sales tax. The case, in the State of New York Court of Appeals, represents one of the first legal tests of recent 'Amazon taxes' meant to make online retailers start charging state sales taxes."
"Justice(s) At Work":
Linda Greenhouse has this post
at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
"Justice's Plans for Event Tied to Pepsi Stir Outcry by Yale Alumni":
In Thursday's edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have an article
that begins, "A long-running dispute between Yale University and some of its alumni over the university's connections to PepsiCo, the giant beverage and snack company, has -- in a way -- reached the Supreme Court."
"Court bypasses recess issue":
Lyle Denniston has this post
at "SCOTUSblog" reporting on an order
that the U.S. Supreme Court
issued late this afternoon.
Update: In other coverage, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "High court stays out of Obama recess appointment issue."
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Recess Appointments Case."
"U.S. seeks reversal of indefinite military detention ruling":
Bernard Vaughan of Reuters has a report
that begins, "The U.S. Justice Department urged an appeals court on Wednesday to reverse a judge's decision blocking part of a law allowing indefinite military detention, a ruling that the government has said would hurt its ability to fight terrorism."
"Report Shows Judicial Vacancies Stretching Into the Thousands of Days":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"The Targeted Killing Memo: A Weak Brief Begging For A Court Case; The Obama Administration finally offers up its legal justifications for drone strikes, describing a shaky policy that already is being challenged in federal court."
Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic has this essay
"Pol: Carmen Ortiz abused her power; Says 'ambition' pushed Swartz case."
The Boston Herald contains this article
The Boston Globe reports that "Activist Aaron Swartz's suicide echoes in Congress; Reddit founder's kin urge easing of Internet laws."
Bloomberg News reports that "Issa Says Prosecutors to Brief House Panel on Swartz Case."
Online at The Los Angeles Times, columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essay titled "Congress' horse-and-buggy computer laws;:The prosecution of software programmer Aaron Swartz exposes the poorly written, anachronistic laws governing a range of computer use."
And in The Williams Record of Williams College, David Michael has an essay titled "Fraudulent Claims" that begins, "By now, many of you have heard of the tragic loss of technology wunderkind and Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz on Jan. 11."
"Janine Orie ordered destruction of campaign documents, longtime Melvin secretary testifies": This article
appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
And The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "Two former employees testify they did campaign work for Orie Melvin."
"Military Arrest in Doubt as U.S. Fights Rookie Judge":
Bloomberg News has a report
that begins, "Katherine Forrest, a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama who less than a year later blocked a controversial military-detention law, will have that ruling tested when an appeals court hears the government's claim that her decision would irreparably damage national security."
"9th Circ. Doubts Newspapers Can Pass Along IP Rights":
Law360.com has a report
that begins, "A Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday appeared skeptical that Righthaven LLC, a holding company set up to enforce newspapers' copyrights, had standing to sue people who posted newspaper articles online, saying that publishing companies aren't allowed to assign their rights to bring copyright infringement lawsuits to third parties."
You can access at this link the audio of yesterday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.