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Friday, March 1, 2013

"Gay marriage case offers Supreme Court many options": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data": Nina Totenberg has this blog post online today at NPR.
Posted at 11:49 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clash of the Biglaw Titans: Ted Olson and David Boies Meet in Second Circuit Showdown." David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."
Posted at 11:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor talks about life, career at National Constitution Center": This post appears at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Inquiry widens into Swartz prosecution": Yesterday's edition of The Boston Globe contained an article that begins, "A congressional committee is broadening its investigation of the Boston-based prosecution of political activist Aaron Swartz, whose January suicide prompted questions about whether the Justice Department went too far in enforcing a 27-year-old law regulating computer use."

Yesterday's edition of The Boston Herald contained an article headlined "MIT gun hoax caller cited Aaron Swartz; Claimed staffer sought revenge for hacker suicide."

And The Guardian (UK) reports that "Aaron Swartz's partner accuses US of delaying investigation into prosecution; Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman says she's been told an out-of-date manifesto was a key element in the case against him."
Posted at 06:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sports betting in N.J. on hold after loss in court": The Newark Star-Ledger has a report that begins, "In a major blow to the state's efforts to revive Atlantic City, a federal judge has blocked a law signed last year legalizing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and horse racing tracks. Lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie promised to continue the fight on appeal."

And The Associated Press reports that "Christie says NJ will appeal sports betting ruling."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey at this link.
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor": The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is hosting this event this evening. If you won't be there in person, you can view the event live, online starting at 7 p.m. eastern time via this link.
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Feds Say Man Deserved Arrest Because Jacket Said 'Occupy Everything'": Today at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post that begins, "A Florida man deserved to be arrested inside the Supreme Court building last year for wearing a jacket painted with 'Occupy Everything,' and is lucky he was only apprehended on unlawful entry charges, the Department of Justice says."
Posted at 05:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama goes beyond own brief on gay marriage": Josh Gerstein of has this report.
Posted at 05:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"DOJ Takes Swipes at D.C. Circuit's Recess Appointment Ruling": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" reporting on a supplemental letter brief that the U.S. Department of Justice filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Posted at 05:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"5 Questions for a law blogger: SCOTUSblog." Ernie Svenson has this post featuring Tom Goldstein at "Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers."
Posted at 05:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Proposal to raise N.Y. judges' retirement age clears Assembly": Reuters has a report that begins, "The New York State Assembly on Thursday approved an amendment to the state constitution that would allow state judges to stay on the bench until they turn 80."
Posted at 04:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Is poker a game of luck or skill? Va. high court declines to rule." The Associated Press has this report on a decision that the Supreme Court of Virginia issued yesterday.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Rebuked by Sotomayor, Texas Prosecutor Defends Reasoning Behind 'Poorly' Posed Question": Tyler Bass has this post today at "Main Justice."
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman

The U.S. Supreme Court has posted online the audio from this week's oral arguments: You can access the audio via this link.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama says no way to avoid gay marriage case": Julie Pace and Mark Sherman of The Associated Press have this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Obama Lawyers Back California Gay Marriage at High Court."

And Luke Johnson of The Huffington Post has a report headlined "Obama: 'We Cannot Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples When It Comes To Marriage.'"
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argentina Asked by Court to Provide Bond Payment Formula": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "Argentina was asked by a U.S. appeals court to provide a suggested formula for paying the holders of defaulted bonds that are the subject of a $1.3 billion suit before the court."

And Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that "Court seeks precise payment plan from Argentina for bondholders."
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. appeals court upholds protection for polar bear": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court upholds Mississippi damages cap for personal injury cases": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

My earlier coverage of Wednesday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit appears at this link.
Posted at 11:46 AM by Howard Bashman

Third Circuit judges to decide Second Circuit case: On occasion, all of the judges serving on a particular federal appellate court find it necessary to recuse from an appeal pending in their court. When this happens, federal appellate judges serving on a neighboring circuit will typically be assigned to sit by designation to resolve the appeal.

A reader has drawn to my attention that this will occur on Monday of next week at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, when a three-judge panel consisting of judges serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will hear oral argument in a case. One of the Third Circuit judges on the panel will not have too inconvenient of a commute, as his chambers are located in Newark, New Jersey. The other two Third Circuit judges, however, have their chambers in Western Pennsylvania, making their commute to lower Manhattan somewhat less convenient.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Government Presses 8-State Solution for Gay Marriage and More": Marcia Coyle has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

And today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "A not-so-ambitious challenge to Proposition 8."
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"Massachusetts official challenges Chief Justice Roberts' claim about voting; Galvin rebukes nation's top judge": This article appears today in The Boston Globe.
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"Los Angeles asks Supreme Court to overturn ban on Skid Row seizures": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Sentencing set May 7 for Orie Melvin, sister": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Texas Judges Must Face Voters Without Heeding Politics": The Texas Tribune has an article that begins, "Suppose John Roberts had to stand for re-election as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court."
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman

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