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Monday, May 13, 2013

"Justice Roberts to speak at La Lumiere commencement": The Times of Northwest Indiana has this news update.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court is About to Get Another Chance to Gut Obamacare: A new case in federal courts, if successful, would maim health-care reform." Simon Lazarus has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court acting serene with unanimous rulings; The Roberts court, often divided 5-4 on controversial cases, finds agreement three more times Monday in a pattern that's becoming familiar": Richard Wolf will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"California prison battle heading to U.S. Supreme Court": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this report.
Posted at 08:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Splintered Federal Circuit fails in its essential mission": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 06:21 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ginsburg's Roe v. Wade Blind Spot": Lincoln Caplan has this post today at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 06:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Emory Student Group's Client, Vacates Bankruptcy Decision": Emory University School of Law issued this news release today.
Posted at 06:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"FBI Exigent Letters Memo Should Be Kept Secret, Justice Department Argues": Matt Sledge of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Four Distinguished Federal Judges." The Federalist Society will offer a free webcast of this event starting early tomorrow afternoon eastern time (access link for details).
Posted at 05:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Guantanamo Bay: Inside a Legal Nightmare; Author Jess Bravin explores the military prison's tangled history in new book 'The Terror Courts.'" John Knefel has this article online at Rolling Stone. And for those who prefer to listen, John and Molly Knefel's new episode of "Radio Dispatch" includes an interview with Bravin.
Posted at 05:52 PM by Howard Bashman

Joe Mullin of Ars Technica is reporting: Today, he has reports headlined "Aaron Swartz prosecutors will unseal evidence, but won't name names; Judge: Threats on MIT and US Attorneys' staff mean some redactions are proper" and "New Prenda letter threatens to tell neighbors about porn accusations; Sprawling case may be porn troll's 'last stand,' but it looks massive."
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Uniform Rules Urged On Access to Judicial Papers; Presidential Records Act should serve as guide for public access to federal judges' working records post-bench, law prof proposes": Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"US government files morning-after pill appeal": The Associated Press has this report.

Update: At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Government: No promises on 'Plan B.'"
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"In Commencement Address, Verrilli Offers Lessons Learned": Mounira Al Hmoud has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 02:41 PM by Howard Bashman

"Prosecutors Shouldn't Be Hiding Evidence From Defendants: The Supreme Court said so 50 years ago; But there's no real accountability structure to enforce the obligation -- which means innocent people end up sitting in prison." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"What's Left for the Supreme Court": Ariane De Vogue of ABC News has this report.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"D.C. Circuit Weighs Child Pornography Restitution Case": Zoe Tillman has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman

Josh Gerstein of is reporting: Today, he has blog post titled "Judge: Courts too deferential on classified information" and "Guantanamo lawyers demand right to use pens, notebooks, eyeglasses."
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade not 'woman-centered.'" This article appeared yesterday in The Chicago Tribune.

Update: At The Huffington Post, law professor Geoffrey R. Stone has a related blog entry titled "Justice Ginsburg, Roe v. Wade and Same-Sex Marriage."
Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued three decisions in argued cases.

1. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., No. 11-796. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Bullock v. BankChampaign, N.A., No. 11-1518. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey, No. 12-52. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court rules for Monsanto in patent case."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in major patent case; Indiana farmer's effort to replicate soybeans that are resistant to weed killer is determined to be a patent infringement."

Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Monsanto Wins Case on Genetically Altered Soybeans."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in genetically modified soybean case."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto in seed-patenting case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Monsanto Wins Seed Case as U.S. High Court Backs Patent Rights."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in patent fight."

At's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Supreme Court Backs Patents on 'Self-Replicating' Technology."

And Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Indiana Farmer Loses Battle Against Monsanto."
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyers worry new measure of mental retardation could prompt more executions": Reuters has a report that begins, "A new standard from the country's leading psychiatric association to diagnose mental retardation could allow courts to execute convicted criminals with IQ scores below 70 more easily, say death penalty lawyers."
Posted at 09:53 AM by Howard Bashman

"Revised Guantanamo force-feed policy exposed: Al Jazeera's exclusive publishing of a key Guantanamo prison military document lays bare the brutality of force-feeding." Jason Leopold of Al Jazeera English has this report today.
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Q&A: Plaintiffs' lawyer Barry Barnett on the Comcast class action." David Ingram of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:37 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 case and called for the views of the Solicitor General in one case.

Update: In early news coverage, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices stay out of stock market indexes copyright fight."
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"CAFC Hears Oral Arguments in Houston and District of Columbia Section 2(b) Appeals": John L. Welch has this post today at "The TTABlog."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Gay-Marriage Letdown Looms as High Court Weighs Narrow Ruling": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman

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