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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Chief Justice Roberts rejects request for code of conduct": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

And Bill Mears of reports that "High court rejects formal, binding ethics rules."
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"New Ruling Puts Limits on Warning to Prisoners": Adam Liptak will have this article Wednesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Do grandparents get visitation rights? Supreme Court declines case; The Supreme Court declined to hear a case in which grandparents demanded to visit their grandchildren but the parents intervened; The lack of a decision leaves no clear constitutional standard on the issue." Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Is it a house or a boat? -- U.S. Supreme Court to decide case of Riviera Beach houseboat." The Palm Beach Post has this news update.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Matter of Interpretation: Supreme Court Sympathetic to Japanese Litigant." Peter Landers has this post at's "Law Blog."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge vacancies are harming America's justice system": Timothy K. Lewis had this op-ed yesterday in The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"News outlets back New York Times reporter James Risen in court fight": At, Josh Gerstein has a blog post that begins, "A broad coalition of news organizations and news industry groups are urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower-court ruling rejecting prosecutors efforts to force New York Times reporter James Risen to identify his confidenial sources as part of the prosecution of a former Central Intelligence Agency officer accused of leaking secrets about U.S. efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program."
Posted at 08:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay marriage ban supporters seek second review by circuit court of ruling": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a blog post titled "California gay-marriage opponents launch a legal gambit."

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Prop. 8: New plea in Circuit Court."

And at the "Constitutional Law Prof Blog," Ruthann Robson has a post titled "Prop 8 Proponents Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Ninth Circuit."

You can access the petition for rehearing en banc at this link.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Prop. 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The backers of California's same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down the voter-approved law known as Proposition 8."
Posted at 06:21 PM by Howard Bashman

"Colorado woman must turn over computer password": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 06:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"High Court to Hear College Affirmative-Action Case": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this news update.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"At the Supreme Court, Odds Lie Against Affirmative Action; The justices will hear a case on whether universities can encourage diversity at the classroom level, but court conservatives may use it as an opportunity to set a new precedent": Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Stolen Valor Act": Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has this report.
Posted at 05:27 PM by Howard Bashman

"Nevis man charged in armed robbery of US justice": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court To Revisit Affirmative Action In University Of Texas Case": Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post has this report.

Online at Slate, Richard D. Kahlenberg has a jurisprudence essay entitled "What Obama Should Say About the Texas Affirmative Action Case: He should support class-based preferences that help all low-income students."

And at the "Just Enrichment" blog, Adam Chandler has a post titled "Navigating the Jurisdictional Thicket Around Fisher v. University of Texas."
Posted at 03:52 PM by Howard Bashman

James Vicini of Reuters is reporting: He has articles headlined "Supreme Court: prisoner need not be told of rights"; "Supreme Court won't hear grandparents visitation case"; and "Supreme Court rejects music producer Spector murder case."
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Roberts says no to formal ethics rules": The Associated Press has this report.

Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post has made the documents available online here and here.
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court says Gitmo suicide suit not allowed": The Associated Press has this report.

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "D.C. Circuit Rejects Suit Over Gitmo Detainees' Deaths."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court rejects case on grandparents' rights": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"University Affirmative Action Programs Attract U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court will hear case on affirmative action at colleges."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court agrees to reconsider use of race in college admission decisions."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Supreme Court to hear Texas affirmative action case."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Affirmative action in college admissions goes back before Supreme Court; US Supreme Court is taking an affirmative action case about the University of Texas admissions policy, which permits race to be a factor in deciding which applicants are admitted."

James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court to hear university race admissions case."

At the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Supreme Court to Revisit Race in College Admissions."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Affirmative action review due next Term."
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"High court to take new look at affirmative action": The Associated Press has this report.

You can access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link. The Court today granted review in two cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in two cases.

The Court today also issued four opinions, two of which were in argued cases.

1. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Howes v. Fields, No. 10-680. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Kawashima v. Holder, No. 10-577. Justice Ginsburg issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. The Court issued a unanimous per curiam opinion in Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, No. 11-391.

And the Court issued a per curiam opinion in Wetzel v. Lambert, No. 11-38. Justice Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ginsburg and Kagan joined.

In other news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Rights don't have to be read to prisoners."
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: Due to a meeting with a potential new appellate client, my coverage of today's Order List and any new opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court will be a bit delayed.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Roggensack moves to close high court conferences": The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin has this report.
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"Roger J. Miner, 77, Dies; Judge Valued Neutrality": This obituary appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Stolen Valor Act case: a checklist of things to watch." Tony Mauro has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 09:16 AM by Howard Bashman

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