"In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patents":
Timothy B. Lee has this report
online at The Washington Post.
"Same-sex divorce appeal could reach Nebraska Supreme Court":
The Omaha World-Herald has a news update
that begins, "A Raymond, Neb., woman's bid to divorce her wife is raising a challenge to Nebraska's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage."
"Fifth Circuit Paves Way for Supreme Court Showdown on Chemical Abortion Regulations":
Mailee R. Smith has this post
today at National Review Online's "The Corner" blog.
"Despite Supreme Court victory, wrecked houseboat's owner still fighting":
The South Florida Sun Sentinel has a news update
that begins, "Despite his huge win at the nation's highest court over a year ago, Fane Lozman says he has little to show for it."
"Hobby Lobby provided emergency contraceptives before they opposed them":
Brian Woodward has this article
at Red Dirt Report.
"Facebook rapper seeks Supreme Court appeal in threats case":
Peter Hall will have this article
in Saturday's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
"State's high court halts release of execution drug information":
The Houston Chronicle has this news update
And The Associated Press reports that "Texas Supreme Court halts release of drug supplier."
You can access today's stay order of the Supreme Court of Texas at this link.
"Voter rights groups appeal documentation ruling":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Voting rights groups filed an appeal Friday of a judge's order that federal election officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring new voters to provide documentation proving their U.S. citizenship."
"Supreme Court Preview: Just Add Computer? SCOTUS Processes 'Computer-Implemented' Inventions."
Tom P. Taylor of Bloomberg BNA has this blog post
"U.S. college, athletes wanting to unionize face long battle":
Amanda Becker of Reuters has this report
"First Amendment protects Internet search results: N.Y. judge."
Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
"Newport says it will fight group home decision; City plans to petition the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court decided that bias was involved in the treatment of sober-living facilities":
The Daily Pilot of Costa Mesa, California has this report
"Go to the Supreme Court, win $25,000!"
The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster (Pa.) New Era has an article
that begins, "The East Earl owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. on Thursday received a $25,000 Heritage Foundation prize for taking their religious liberty fight to the Supreme Court."
Access online the audio of this week's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments:
Available via this link
And you can access directly the audio of Tuesday's oral argument in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 13-354, by clicking here.
Know your cuts of meat:
Fans of this Late Show with David Letterman sketch
may enjoy an opinion
that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
In early coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court rules in favor of meat labels."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Court rejects challenge to meat label rule."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Meat Groups Lose Bid to Block Country-of-Origin Labeling."
"Godless Libertarians Find Their Religion":
Steven Mazie has this post
at his "Praxis" blog.
And at Reason.com, Jacob Sullum has an essay titled "Free Birth Control and Unfree Photographers; Dubious rights threaten true liberty."
"Supreme Court to decide when ideas become too 'abstract' to patent; The case could make it harder to patent 'computer-implemented' business methods, including software; Google, Facebook, Macy's, and Twitter beg the Court to do so; yet IBM disagrees":
Roger Parloff of Fortune has this report
"Centuries Haven't Yet Set Bank's Jurisdiction":
Tim Hull of Courthouse News Service has a report
that begins, "For purposes of jurisdiction, Wells Fargo is a citizen of South Dakota, not California, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday, lamenting that such questions remain unsettled after more than century."
You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"Four of Five Blacks Excused from Jury Pool OK":
At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has this post
reporting on the ruling
that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford) on the Hobby Lobby arguments":
Eugene Volokh has this post
at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
"The Establishment Clause: An Interview with Judge Guido Calabresi."
Marie Griffith has this post
at the "Religion & Politics" blog (via "Religion Clause