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Monday, March 26, 2012

"Former Rep. William Jefferson's conviction upheld by appeals panel": Bruce Alpert of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court refuses to revive suit by ex-driver Mayfield": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"You Say Tax, I Say Penalty -- On day one of the Supreme Court arguments over Obamacare, the justices did what they do best: argue over boring old 19th-century statutes for the fun of it." Dahlia Lithwick has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.

And law professor David L. Franklin has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Marbury v. Medicine: The key to saving Obamacare may be hidden in America's first great constitutional case."
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Government wants faster review of gay-rights case": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.
Posted at 10:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal judges in New Orleans uphold dismissal of lawsuit over Mississippi girl's rape": The Associated Press has this report on an en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court to rule on reliability of drug-sniffing dogs": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Decline to Say if Jerusalem-Born Americans Can Claim Israeli Birthplace": This article will appear Tuesday in The New York Times.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court orders judicial solution to Congress-State dispute on Jerusalem; Is Jerusalem part of Israel? In a case concerning a US citizen's birth certificate, the Supreme Court said a federal court should rule on an issue that has divided Congress and the State Department."

Haaretz has an article headlined "U.S. Supreme Court: Federal judges to rule on 'Jerusalem, Israel' passport case; Court rules that the American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can argue that their son's U.S. passport may list Israel as his birthplace."

Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Judges can rule on passport law."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "U.S. Supreme Court Orders Trial in Case of 'Israel' on Passport."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion analysis: Enabling a constitutional fight."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Zivotofsky v. Clinton, No. 10-699, at this link.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"State Sen. Jane Orie guilty on 14 counts, acquitted of 10": Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Jury convicts Sen. Orie of 14 charges."
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Hear Argument That Health Case Is Premature": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update. And Kevin Sack has a news update headlined "Arguing That Health Mandate Is Not a Tax, Except When It Is."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court begins review of health-care law."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court appears unlikely to put off healthcare ruling."

The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Justices Hear Health-Law Arguments."

Brad Heath and Richard Wolf of USA Today have a news update headlined "Supreme Court dives into health care debate."

Michael Doyle and David Lightman of McClatchy Newspapers report that "Arguments begin before Supreme Court in historic health law case."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Health-care challenge at US Supreme Court: Justices seek way past Day 1 hurdle; Health-care reform proponents and detractors were on the same side Monday at the US Supreme Court, advocating that the justices move on to the constitutional issue on Tuesday."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Justices moving to heart of health care overhaul."

Joan Biskupic and James Vicini of Reuters report that "Supreme court unlikely to delay Obama healthcare ruling."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Court Opens Health-Care Clash With Law That May End Case."

This evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained audio segments entitled "Supreme Court Justices Weigh Health Care Law" and "Health Care Arguments Center On Taxes." Today's broadcast of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" contained an audio segment entitled "Health Care Law's First Day In Supreme Court."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: Moving on to the mandate."

The U.S. Supreme Court has made both the audio and the transcript of today's oral argument in Department of Health and Human Servs. v. Florida, No. 11-398, available via this link.
Posted at 06:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme court refuses tobacco firm appeal in smoker case": James Vicini of Reuters has this report.

Bloomberg News reports that "R.J. Reynolds Loses Bid to Fight Smoker's Verdict in High Court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court won't get involved in Florida tobacco case."
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Declines Appeals on Religion in Public Education": Mark Walsh has this post at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices request Obama admin views on truck-pollution initiative": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: Due to an appellate-related hearing for a client early this afternoon in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, additional posts will appear here mid to late afternoon today.

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to issue an Order List today, which should be available at this link shortly after 10 a.m. eastern time. In addition, according to "SCOTUSblog," the Court will issue one or more rulings in argued cases today. Once the Court posts the opinion(s) online moments after they are announced, you can access them via this link.

Finally for now, C-SPAN is offering extensive coverage of this week's health care oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court. C-SPAN expects to begin broadcasting the audio from today's oral argument around 1 p.m. eastern time today.
Posted at 07:46 AM by Howard Bashman

"Health Act Arguments Open With Obstacle From 1867": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "High court takes up fight over Obama health law."

Joan Biskupic and James Vicini of Reuters report that "Supreme Court weighs historic healthcare law." has reports headlined "5 things to watch in health law oral arguments" and "Pick an ending: 6 ways the Supreme Court might rule."

Bill Mears of has a report headlined "Health care reform -- now it's up to the Supreme Court to diagnose."

Roll Call has a report headlined "Supreme Court Ruffles Democrats' Feathers; As Health Care Law Faces Scrutiny, Liberals Remember Past Decisions That Displeased Them."

Massimo Calabresi of Time magazine has an article headlined "Supreme Court: Why It's Not About Obama."

And online at The New Republic, Jonathan Cohn has a blog post entitled "Is There a Weak Link in the Government's Case for Obamacare?"
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman

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