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Monday, February 24, 2014

"The Case of the Moldy Washing Machines, Again: The Supreme Court's conservatives had a chance to gut class-action lawsuits forever; Why did they pass it up?" Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. court voids Indiana school's short hair rule for boys": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on the ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Little Sisters of the Poor Seek Justice Before Federal Court": The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty issued this news release today.

The Becket Fund today filed its Brief for Appellants on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in that organization's contraceptive mandate opt-out requirement challenge.
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman



Access online the Brief for Appellant asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to uphold Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage: The brief can be accessed online at this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Lawyers: Gay marriage a detriment to children."
Posted at 08:57 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Sniffs at Smelly-Washers Case": Pete Williams of NBC News has this report.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court holds teen hosts responsible for drunken guests": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Court: Cover charge at underage drinking parties creates liability."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Liability for Serving Drinks to Teens."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"Test of Precedent Offers a Chance To Make Noise Thomas's Way": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 07:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Brief in Okla. gay marriage ban lawsuit expected": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Lawyers face a Monday deadline to file a brief outlining an appeal of a federal judge's ruling that overturned Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage."

And in today's edition of The Oklahoman, Chris Casteel has articles headlined "Tulsa judge makes mark with same-sex ruling" and "Attorneys on both sides of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage case work for free."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman



"In Supreme Court Brief, TV Networks Threaten to Reconsider Public Broadcasting; In advance of an April 22 hearing concerning Aereo, the petitioners argue their position that the digital service publicly performs their content": At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has this post.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gays": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gay people."
Posted at 05:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices seem to seek compromise in arguments over EPA emission rules": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:02 PM by Howard Bashman


Access online the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, No. 12-1146: The Court has posted today's transcript at this link.
Posted at 02:47 PM by Howard Bashman


In the March 2014 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Companies claim contraceptive mandate goes against owners' religious beliefs."

Anna Stolley Persky has an article headlined "50 years after New York Times v. Sullivan, do courts still value journalists' watchdog role?"

Wendy N. Davis has an article headlined "States keep mum on where lethal injection drugs are made."

Stephanie Francis Ward is the author of the issue's cover story, headlined "Has 'stop and frisk' been stopped?"

David L. Hudson Jr. has an article headlined "Firm challenges Florida Bar over website ad limits."

And the latest installment of Bryan A. Garner's "On Words" column is headlined "Weighing the arguments for and against obfuscation in court."
Posted at 02:36 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court declines to hear gun law challenges": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court turns down two 2nd Amendment appeals from NRA."

And The Washington Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court declines to hear gun cases."
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"Trial may redefine Michigan's gay marriage, adoption laws": This front page article appears today in The Detroit News.

And today's edition of The Detroit Free Press contains a front page article headlined "Parenting to be focus as Michigan judge begins same-sex marriage trial Tuesday." In addition, April DeBoer -- a plaintiff in the case -- has an op-ed titled "Our court battle is not about a gay agenda, it's about our family."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Climate case at Supreme Court looks at EPA's power": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court appears divided over an Obama administration program aimed at limiting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Justices question Obama climate change regulations."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: Five -- the number that counts."
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman



"Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere? Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land; Agree with him or not, there is something wrong with this picture." Stuart Taylor, Jr. has this essay online at The Daily Beast.
Posted at 11:46 AM by Howard Bashman


Two former NBA refs win reversal of the call from the Second Circuit in disability insurance case: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman


"Looming Missouri execution turns spotlight on lethal injection drugs": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"Clarence Thomas Is One Of America's Top Legal Minds And Progressives Ignore This Fact At Their Peril": Ian Millhiser has this post today at ThinkProgress.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted the Order List at this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

The Court issued a per curiam opinion in Hinton v. Alabama, No. 13-6440.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court rejects NRA appeals"; "High court won't review poker club conviction"; and "High court won't block Va. capital murder retrial."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Gun Curbs for Young Adults Survive Supreme Court Appeals"; "Moldy Washer Cases Can Proceed as Court Rebuffs Whirlpool"; and "Poker Players Rejected by U.S. High Court on Prosecutions."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court declines challenges to gun laws"; "Supreme Court court turns away moldy washer cases"; and "U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear poker case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court denies gun rights cases."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman



"Massachusetts Court's Blow for Cell-Phone Privacy": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost On Justice."
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Obama climate change agenda faces first Supreme Court test": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

Greg Stohr and Mark Drajem of Bloomberg News reports that "Obama's Climate Plan Challenged by Industry at High Court."

And on today;s broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Elizabeth Shogren had an audio segment titled "Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court."
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman



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