"The right protected by the Second Amendment is not a property-like right to a specific firearm, but rather a right to keep and bear arms for self-defense."
So explains the majority opinion
that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
"Senate Deal Allows Confirmation Votes for 14 Judicial Nominees":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Congress unlikely to undo Concepcion, but don't rule out rollback":
Erin Geiger Smith has this report
at Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight.
"1994 shooting set up hazardous waste case now before justices":
Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report
"Will the Affordable Care Act Argument Be Worth the Hype?"
Andrew Cohen has this essay
online at The Atlantic.
"'Ten Commandments judge' wins primary for old job":
The Associated Press has this report
"Reid, McConnell Announce Deal on Judges; The accord avoids showdown over cloture":
National Journal has this report
And The Associated Press reports that "Senate ends standoff over judges, business bill."
"Appeals court won't delay Stevens report":
Josh Gerstein has this blog post
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "D.C. Circuit Refuses To Block Release Of Ted Stevens Report."
"GOP seeks to counter Reid, White House push on judges":
The Hill has this report
Roll Call reports that "Senate GOP Upset by Harry Reid's Nominations Tactic."
Yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment entitled "Senate Democrats Battle Over Court Nominees."
And in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, law professor Carl Tobias has an op-ed entitled "The Senate's 'Dr. No' delivers a surprise 'yes': Republican Tom Coburn wants to end the partisan battles over judicial confirmations, saying 'presidents are entitled to their nominees.'"
"UCDC Students Meet U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer":
Kevin R. Johnson has this post
at the "Dean's Blog" of the UC Davis School of Law. Not to be overlooked, The Wall Street Journal's Jess Bravin
also participated in the event.
"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Visits UVA Law School":
The University of Virginia School of Law issued this news release
"Moot court previews legal debate over healthcare reform; Los Angeles litigators face off over mandatory health insurance, expected to be a key issue when the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case": This article
appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Please note: The Los Angeles Times has recently begun to limit free access to articles and information posted at its web site. These limits may affect your ability to access, and my ability to link to, material posted there.
"Exclusive: Mystery Court Challenge Sheds Light on Pervasive Patriot Act Power."
Kim Zetter has this post
at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
"Ardmore students seek high court review of bias":
The Philadelphia Inquirer contains this article
"Roy Moore rides horse, voter wave to cusp of victory in chief justice race":
Today's edition of The Mobile Press-Register contains an article
that begins, "Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore rode his horse to the polls this morning and then a wave of voter support that had him on the cusp of winning the Republican nomination for his old job."
And The Montgomery Advertiser has an article headlined "Roy Moore: 'The people have spoken.'"