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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Supreme Court Scrutinizes Inmate's Challenge To Provision In Death Penalty Repeal; Justice Asks Attorney: You Could End Up Winning This Battle But Losing The War, Right?" Alaine Griffin will have this article Wednesday in The Hartford Courant.

And The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that "State Supreme Court Hears Arguments Against Retroactive Use Of Death Penalty."

You can access the video of today's order argument before the Supreme Court of Connecticut at this link.
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"High court: Minor pot offenses need not mean mandatory deportation." Robert Barnes will have this article Wednesday in The Washington Post.

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Justices give break to legal immigrants convicted of pot possession."

This evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment titled "Justices Say U.S. Improperly Deported Man Over Marijuana" featuring Nina Totenberg.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion recap: Easing a severe drug law."
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman



"Argument preview: Taking away a defense to crime." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"John Roberts on Computer Crime Legislation (1984)": Law professor Kyle Graham has this post today at his blog, "noncuratlex.com."
Posted at 09:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court Upholds School's Use of 'Timeout Room'": At the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has this post reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court Rules for Immigrant in Deportation Case Over Drug Offense": Adam Liptak will have this article Wednesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 04:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court backs EPA in battle over retroactive veto of Clean Water Act permit": Manuel Quinones of Greenwire has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Argument recap: Killing an argument in one easy blow." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Sekhar v. United States, No. 12-357.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"Oklahoma-Texas water dispute at high court": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court justices tackle Texas-Oklahoma water fight."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Texas-Oklahoma water fight could wash over West."

And Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire reports that "Justices struggle with interstate compact at heart of Texas-Okla. water war."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Tarrant Regional Water Dist. v. Herrmann, No. 11-889.
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman



Retired Justice David H. Souter rejects adult entertainment establishment's First Amendment challenge to zoning ordinances of City of Fall River, Mass. You can access yesterday's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court to review overturned terror conviction": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court is taking another look at a three-judge panel's decision to overturn the military commission conviction of an alleged al-Qaida propagandist."

And at the "Lawfare" blog, Wells Bennett and Benjamin Wittes have a post titled "Breaking News: D.C. Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing in Al-Bahlul."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link.

Update: At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Congress's war crimes power at issue."
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman



Seventh Circuit creates circuit split on whether a non-spousal inherited individual retirement account is exempt from creditors' claims in bankruptcy: Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook issued today's opinion on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Founding Firearms": In the May/June 2013 issue of Boston Review, law professor Pamela S. Karlan has an essay that begins, "The idea that the meaning of a constitutional provision is frozen at the moment of its ratification -- and that its meaning can be discerned and applied to contemporary controversies in an incontestable manner -- lies at the heart of arguments for originalism, an interpretive method Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has spent his career championing."
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court Lifts Stay of Execution for Warren Lee Hill": The Associated Press has this report on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday.

Update: In other coverage, Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update headlined "Court lifts execution stay; state out of lethal-injection drugs."
Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman



Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Moncrieffe v. Holder, 11-702. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued dissenting opinions. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court limits deportations over marijuana crimes."

Update: In other coverage, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Justices say marijuana possession not a deportable offense."
Posted at 10:09 AM by Howard Bashman



"What is the Supreme Court? Why was it established in 2009? And what issues does it hear about?" The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has posted online an introductory film "primarily aimed at GSCE/Standard Grade students."
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Case Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: A Guide." Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.

Online at The Atlantic, Adam Goodman has an essay titled "How the Media Have Misunderstood Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Miranda Rights: A primer on Miranda and the public-safety exception." And Andrew Cohen has an essay titled "Tsarnaev's Now Been Charged: Five Questions, Five Answers; Understanding what happened today and what comes next for the Boston bombing suspect."

And at Slate, Emily Bazelon has a jurisprudence essay titled "Of Course Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Not an Enemy Combatant; John McCain and Lindsey Graham's ludicrous, harmful campaign to get him declared one."
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman



"JPMorgan's huge win vs Dexia could be undone by Edge Act ruling": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman


"New Mexico Horse Meat Facility Moves a Step Closer to Operation": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:49 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justices Weigh Conditions In Awarding U.S. Grants": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court weighs restrictions that Congress can impose on groups it funds."

In today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that "Supreme Court weighs 'loyalty oaths' for groups fighting AIDS; The groups object to having to explicitly oppose prostitution and sexual trafficking in order to receive U.S. aid."

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports that "Justices Weigh Conditions on Funding for Aid Groups."

And on yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Justices Weigh Speech Rights For Groups Getting U.S. Funds."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman



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