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Monday, April 7, 2014

"Who Deserves Religious Liberty? What Ross Douthat gets wrong about the Hobby Lobby and gay wedding photography cases." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 09:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"We win!" Courthouse News Service reports: The publication has an article headlined "Ninth Circuit Rules for CNS on First Amendment Challenge."

My earlier coverage of today's Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fed. Circ. Won't Nix GM, Chrysler Dealers' Takings Suits": Law360 has a report (subscription required for full access) that begins, "The Federal Circuit on Monday refused to dismiss suits accusing the government of ordering General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to renege on franchise contracts with car dealerships as part of bailout and restructuring deals, ruling the plaintiffs might be able to show economic loss."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Opening the political money chutes": Law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this essay online at Reuters.
Posted at 05:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Now He Tells Us: John Paul Stevens Wants to Abolish the Death Penalty; The retired Supreme Court justice would like to add five words to the Eight Amendment and do away with capital punishment in America; It's a shame he didn't vote that way during his 35 years on the Supreme Court." Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Decline Cases on Gay Rights and Campaign Finance": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court will not review New Mexico gay commitment ceremony photo case."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay-bias case."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court won't hear case on gay wedding snub."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Supreme Court declines case of photographer snubbing gay ceremony; The Supreme Court refusal lets stand a series of court rulings in New Mexico finding that the photographer violated a state law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation."

Bill Mears of reports that "Justices reject review of case concerning religious liberty in the marketplace."

And Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled "SCOTUS won't hear gay-marriage photography case."
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Otis McDonald, Civil Rights Hero and Second Amendment Champion, 1933-2014": Damon Root has this post today at's "Hit & Run" blog.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Courthouse News Sues Ventura Court Clerk Over Press Access": Back in September 2011, Courthouse News Service had this report.

Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision reversing a federal district court's dismissal of that lawsuit before reaching the merits.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Utah attorneys fighting for gay marriage are used to winning; As they brace for the next round, attorneys fighting Utah's same-sex marriage ban look to chalk up another victory": Brooke Adams has this front page article in today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.

The newspaper also contains an article headlined "Utah's lawyers have resume and resolve to defend traditional marriage; Trio are committed to the cause, not just because it's their job to defend Amendment 3."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Face of gay marriage in Utah an unlikely pair."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"San Jose Takes Its Hacks Against Baseball; City Challenges MLB's Antitrust Exemption in Effort to Help Oakland Athletics Relocate": Brent Kendall has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Only Form Of Corruption The Supreme Court Cares About Is Almost Impossible To Prosecute": Ryan J. Reilly and Paul Blumenthal of The Huffington Post have this report today.

And at his blog "Jost On Justice," Kenneth Jost has a post titled "Court Opens Door to Yet More Money in Politics."
Posted at 09:40 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 one new case.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court to hear class-action dispute"; "High declines appeal over NM gay bias case"; "High court rejects new campaign finance case"; "Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling": and "Court declines to hear dispute over Mich. mine."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court declines free speech, gay marriage case"; "Supreme Court declines early look at NSA surveillance case"; and "Supreme Court declines to hear Iowa campaign finance challenge."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Wedding Photographer Rebuffed by Top Court on Same-Sex Ceremony" and "Corporate Contribution Ban Left Intact by U.S. Supreme Court."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court denies case on refusal of gay customers."
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Lawsuit targets use of warrantless NSA wiretaps in criminal prosecutions; A Colorado man is the first person to challenge the constitutionality of a law allowing the National Security Agency to tap foreign phone and email conversations that involve Americans": Ken Dilanian has this front page article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:49 AM by Howard Bashman

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