"A 'message' from the Court on same-sex marriage?"
Lyle Denniston has this post
"5th Circuit's last word to BP leaves constitutional question-mark":
Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report
And online at The Los Angeles Times, business columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essay titled "On the gulf oil spill, BP has an 0-for-2 day in court."
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a series of orders in these cases, which you can access here (denial of panel rehearing, with opinion), here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom), here (order denying panel rehearing, with dissent noted), and here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom).
"Senate Sets David Barron Confirmation Vote":
Todd Ruger has this post
today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
And online at The Hill, Alexander Bolton has a report headlined "Reid: Drone-memo author is a go."
"Federal court halts Missouri inmate's execution":
The Associated Press has this report
on an order
that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
"Court grants Idaho's request for stay in same-sex marriage case":
The Idaho Statesman has this news update
reporting on the order
that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Gay marriage must remain on hold in Idaho."
"Disclosure of Political Donor Lists OK":
Pamela A. MacLean has this post
today at her "Trial Insider" blog.
And Courthouse News Service reports that "CA Law That Names Prop. 8 Supporters Upheld."
You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"U.S. law OKs damages in police excessive force, court rules":
Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report
Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that "Ninth Circuit Rules State's Limit on Damages in Wrongful Death Suits Inapplicable to Federal Cases."
And Courthouse News Service reports that "Hefty Damages in Killer-Cop Case Reinstated."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"Sterlings turn to lawsuits in cases great and small": This front page article
appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
"Who Needs the Supreme Court? Gay marriage might just become the law of the land without ever heading back to Justice Kennedy."
Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay
online at Slate.
"Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?"
Michael McGough has this essay
online today at The Los Angeles Times.
"Yu sworn in to state Supreme Court":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, marking the first time the high court has had an openly gay justice."
"AP sources: Justice Dept. to reveal drone memo."
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas."
"How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment: The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun; Today, millions believe they did; Here's how it happened." Michael Waldman
has this essay
online at Politico Magazine.
Waldman's new book, "The Second Amendment: A Biography," goes on sale today.
"Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory of the Firm: Why for-profit corporations are RFRA persons."
Law professors Alan J. Meese
and Nathan B. Oman
have this essay
online today at the Harvard Law Review Forum.
"How Much Copyright Protection Should Source Code Get? A New Court Ruling Reshapes The Landscape."
Professor John Villasenor
has this post
"CIA wins secrecy for Bay of Pigs history":
Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post
reporting on the ruling
that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
"Man convicted for New York subway suicide bomb plot loses appeal":
Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report
on the ruling
that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
"State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs' legal fees over Sharia law case; Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs' attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure": This article
appears in today's edition of The Oklahoman.
"U.S. meat labeling requirements come under fire in appeals court":
Reuters has this report
You can access the audio of yesterday's en banc oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit via this link (46.7 MB mp3 audio file).