"Legal fight brewing over strict Arkansas abortion law":
Politico.com has this report
"Capitol gridlock shifts focus to growing power of Supreme Court to uphold, nix laws":
Shannon Bream has this report
"DOJ agrees with US Sentencing Commission that child porn guidelines are badly broken":
Douglas A. Berman has this post
today at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog.
"[W]e find that the 'generic, contemporary meaning' of statutory rape sets the general age of consent at sixteen years old":
So concludes an opinion
that Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III
issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
"Diversity or discrimination in filling the federal bench?"
John S. Rosenberg, author of the blog "Discriminations," has this letter to the editor
in today's edition of The Washington Post. He also has a related blog post titled "Obama Moves To Diversify Federal Judiciary. Why?
It appears that the U.S. Senate will confirm a judge to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit next Monday evening:
Details at this link
"The Oddball Doctrine: How Atypical Cases Make Bad Law."
Law professor Suja A. Thomas
has posted this interesting article
online today at SSRN.
"Judge delays ruling on gay marriage ban, will wait for Supreme Court decision":
The Detroit Free Press has this news update
And The Detroit News has an update headlined "Judge will wait on ruling in challenge to Michigan gay marriage ban."
"SCOTUSblog on camera: Nina Totenberg interview, Part 4."
Today, "SCOTUSblog" has posted at this link
part four of its interview with NPR's legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg
"It's time to overturn DOMA":
Former President Bill Clinton will have this op-ed
Friday in The Washington Post.
And The New York Times has a blog post titled "Clinton Urges Court to Overturn Marriage Law He Signed."
"Is the Filibuster Unconstitutional? The Founding Fathers might not approve of today's Senate."
Law professor Adam Winkler
has this essay
online at The New Republic.
On certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Florida has limited the economic loss doctrine to product liability cases:
You can access today's ruling of Floriday's highest court at this link
"In Supreme Court Debate on Voting Rights Act, a Dubious Use of Statistics":
Nate Silver has this post
today at the "FiveThirtyEight" blog of The New York Times.
"Harry Reid Winks At Revisiting Filibuster Reform":
Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report
"Ohio Amish face unfamiliar life in federal prison":
The Associated Press has this report
"To Place Graduates, Law Schools Are Opening Firms":
Ethan Bronner will have this article
Friday in The New York Times.
"2nd Circuit reverses lower court on qualified immunity finding":
Reuters has a report
that begins, "A police officer is entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit accusing him of violating a driver's right against unreasonable searches and seizures for reading a piece of her mail during a traffic stop, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
"Republicans Block Judicial Nominee's Confirmation for a Second Time": This article
appears today in The New York Times.
The Washington Post reports today that "Senate Republicans filibuster appellate court nominee Caitlin Halligan."
And Todd Ruger of The National Law Journal reports that "GOP senators again block Halligan nomination to D.C. Circuit."
"Judge strikes down Idaho's fetal pain abortion law":
The Associated Press has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
issued late yesterday.
In other coverage, Reuters reports that "Federal judge strikes down Idaho ban on late-term abortions."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Idaho Judge Strikes Down State Ban on Late Abortions."
"Supreme Court Notebook: What's in a naming?"
Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report
"Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case": This audio segment
appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition
Today's edition of The Detroit Free Press reports that "Judge to hear challenge to Michigan ban on same-sex marriage today."
And in today's edition of The Detroit News, columnist Laura Berman has an essay titled "Same-sex couple challenges Michigan's gay marriage ban, seeks to adopt kids together."
"Justice Kennedy right at home in Sacramento visit":
Denny Walsh has this article
today in The Sacramento Bee.
And The Associated Press reports that "Justice Kennedy notes power shift to high court."