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Monday, March 25, 2013

"Supreme Court will hear 1st of 2 gay-marriage cases": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has an article headlined "How Historic Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Case Will Unfold: Q&A."

Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has an article headlined "What Is Going To Happen At The Supreme Court This Week? After years of winding through the courts, two definitive cases in the marriage debate will finally reach the Supremes; Here's what they'll be considering."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Gay marriage: How Supreme Court cases could end with a whimper; A wildcard in the two landmark gay marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week is that the justices could rule on the question of 'standing,' not the core issue of whether Prop. 8 and DOMA violate the rights of same-sex couples."

Scott Graham of The Recorder has a lengthy article headlined "Toward a More Perfect Union."

Howard Fischer of The Yuma Sun has an article headlined "Gay marriage fight could affect Ariz. case."

Tuesday's edition of The New York Times will contain articles headlined "Now in Defense of Gay Marriage, Bill Clinton" and "Cold, Wet Wait for Tickets to Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Cases."

The Washington Times has an article headlined "Gay-marriage backers see public behind them as the Supreme Court weighs the arguments; Lines form early to hear arguments."

The Los Angeles Times has an article headlined "Lining up to witness Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage."

Bloomberg News reports that "Gay-Marriage Rivals Brush Off Snow to See Historic Case."

National Journal has an article headlined "At the Supreme Court, Waiting Through Sleet, Snow, and an Onslaught of Questions From Journalists; What it's like to spend days outside the Supreme Court waiting to hear oral arguments about same-sex marriage."

Roll Call has a report headlined "SCOTUS Campers: A Tarp-Side View."

The Wrap has an article headlined "Prop 8 at Supreme Court: How TV Helped Clear the Way for Same-Sex Marriage."

In commentary, Tuesday's edition of The New York Times will contain an editorial titled "A 50-State Ruling." And law professor David Cole will have an op-ed titled "Deciding Not to Decide Gay Marriage."

Tuesday's edition of The Washington Post will contain an editorial titled "Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA." And columnist Eugene Robinson will have an op-ed titled "Gay marriage and the Supreme Court."

And at "Ricochet," law professor Richard Epstein has an essay titled "The Strange Alliances Around the Gay Marriage Cases."
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"Lasik surgery case claims rejected": Bob Egelko has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
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"US Supreme Court to take up Michigan affirmative action case; At issue in the Michigan affirmative action case is whether a ballot initiative violated the rights of minority students to try to influence school officials to adopt race-conscious admissions plans": Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
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"MMS Is Not an Illicit File-Sharing Service, Appeals Court Says": David Kravets has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.

And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica reports that "Lawsuit claiming MMS services are like Napster finally fails; Luvdarts LLC told people to forward MMS ads -- then sued telcos for helping out."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
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"Inside the Miller County Class-Action Strategy Invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court": Arkansas Business has this report today.
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"Guantanamo guards take names from Shakespeare": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
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New blawg -- slated to last one day -- started by longtime "How Appealing" reader: The title of the site is "Standing in Line (Unpaid) for the First SCOTUS Gay Marriage Argument." Additional posts are expected to appear starting early tomorrow morning.
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Programming note: Additional posts will appear here tonight.
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"In Less Than 50 Years, a Sea Change on Gay Rights": This article will appear Tuesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court weighs drug companies' generics policy": The Associated Press has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Drugmaker 'Pay for Delay' Accords Questioned by Top Court."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Justices signal uncertainty on drug settlements."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: No easy rule on drug 'pay for delay'?"

You can access at the link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., No.12-416.
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"The Life and Death of Anthony Lewis, a 'Tribune of the Law': The author of Gideon's Trumpet changed the way legal issues are covered and understood in America." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
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"Supreme Court's Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low; Few Conservatives View the Roberts Court as Conservative": The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press issued this news release today. You can access the complete survey results at this link.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Scalia Says Marriage Views Not Affected by Lifelong Fear of Gays": Online at The New Yorker, "The Borowitz Report" has this post.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Workers Die Awaiting U.S. Justice as Companies Make Limbo": Jim Efstathiou Jr. of Bloomberg News has this report on the continuing legal battle over President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB.
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"Background on Same-Sex Marriage Case at Supreme Court": Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.

And at The Huffington Post, law professor Douglas W, Kmiec has a blog entry titled "Prediction: 6-3, DOMA and Prop 8 Both Fall; Opinion by Chief Justice Roberts."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Guantanamo hunger strike grows; 3 captives hospitalized": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.
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"Convicted Orie Melvin resigns from Pennsylvania Supreme Court": Timothy McNulty of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update that begins, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin submitted her resignation today, a month after she was convicted on public corruption charges."

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Suspended Justice Joan Orie Melvin resigns high court seat." The newspaper has posted a copy of the resignation letter at this link.

According to the letter, the resignation will take effect on May 1, 2013.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Take New Case on Affirmative Action": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court accepts second case on race-based college admissions."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case."

The Detroit Free Press has a news update headlined "Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Affirmative Action Review Expanded by U.S. Supreme Court."

And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Justices to Weigh Mich. Ban on Race in Admissions."
Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Tax-Shelter Penalty Gets Top Court Review in McCombs Case": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
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"Anthony Lewis, Who Transformed Coverage of the Supreme Court, Dies at 85": This obituary, written by Adam Liptak, appears online at The New York Times.

The Boston Globe has a news update headlined "Former New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis dies at 85; winner of two Pulitzer Prizes."

And The Associated Press reports that "Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis dies at 85."
Posted at 12:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"Analysis: Obama's climate agenda may face setbacks in federal court." Valerie Volcovici of Reuters has this D.C. Circuit-related report.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link, The Court granted review in two cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in two cases.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "New affirmative action case at Supreme Court."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court to rule on affirmative action ban."
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court has menu of options in gay marriage case; Supreme Court justices to hear arguments Tuesday on California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage; They could rule narrowly or extend marriage rights nationwide": David G. Savage and Maura Dolan have this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

In today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz has an article headlined "Gay marriage and Supreme Court: Justice Anthony Kennedy at center of Proposition 8, federal cases."

The Buffalo News has an article headlined "As Supreme Court ponders gay marriage, it's personal in Buffalo."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that "Virginians look to Supreme Court on same-sex marriage."

In this Wednesday's edition of Education Week, Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Same-Sex-Marriage Cases Hold Implications for Schools."

Bloomberg News reports that "Californians Favor Same-Sex Weddings as Court Weighs Ban."

Reuters has a report headlined "Analysis: Silent or supportive, conservatives give gay marriage momentum."

Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has an article headlined "The Lawyer And Writer Who Made Marriage Equality Happen: Evan Wolfson and Andrew Sullivan have been arguing since the 1980s that marriage equality is the key step to advancing gay rights in society; This week, the Supreme Court could make their early writings -- and lives' work -- a reality."

Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained audio segments titled "Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America" and "Texas Church Is A Battleground In Gay Marriage War."

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument preview: Marriage and the Court's 'friends' -- Part II."

And at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Denniston has a post titled "The court, marriage and high expectations."

At his blog"Jost On Justice," Kenneth Jost has a post titled "'Heightened Scrutiny' in Gay Marriage Cases?"

In the April 1, 2013 issue of The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin has a Comment titled "Wedding Bells: Not if, but when will marriage equality pass?"

And Adam Cohen of Time magazine has an essay titled "Why the Supreme Court Is Likely To Rule For Gay Marriage."
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman

"Pay-for-delay case presents high court with policy dilemma": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg has an audio report titled "Supreme Court Hears 'Pay To Delay' Pharmaceutical Case."
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"Standoffs over New Jersey judicial nominations could sully court's reputation": In today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Mondics has an article that begins, "The New Jersey Supreme Court, once viewed as a bastion of independent, if liberal, jurisprudence, risks a sharply diminished reputation if political battles over filling its empty seats are not quickly resolved, legal experts and court-reform advocates say."
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