"Court hears Hobby Lobby's challenge to part of health-care law":
The Denver Post has this news update
The Oklahoman has a news update headlined "Hobby Lobby argues case before federal judges; Attorneys for the Oklahoma City retailer restate its claim that the religious beliefs of the firm's owners are violated by a federal requirement that the company provide insurance coverage for emergency contraceptives."
And The Associated Press reports that "Hobby Lobby tests birth-control coverage mandate."
"Senate Confirms a Judge, but Rancor Remains": This article
will appear in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
The Washington Post reports that "Sri Srinivasan confirmed to serve on influential U.S. appeals court for D.C. Circuit."
The Washington Times reports that "Senate confirms first Obama nominee for appeals court in D.C."
And David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Senate confirms Obama's first D.C. Circuit Court nominee."
"Broad limit on appointments urged":
Lyle Denniston has this post
"Justice Sotomayor Takes Swing At Famed Baseball Case": Nina Totenberg
of NPR has this report
"Court split over shouting at procession for slain Berks deputy":
Mark Scolforo of The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "A divided Pennsylvania appeals court is upholding some charges, but not disorderly conduct, against a woman convicted after shouting a vulgar expression about police amid a procession of vehicles escorting the body of slain Berks County deputy Kyle Pagerly."
Today's ruling of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania consists of a majority opinion and an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.
"Julius Genachowski: The Exit Interview; The outgoing FCC boss on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech."
Law professor Jeffrey Rosen
has this interview
with my former Columbia Spectator colleague
Julius Genachowski online today at The New Republic.
"EPA gets surprise boost from ruling on cell towers":
Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report
"Ten Potential Democratic Supreme Court Nominees Who Aren't Named 'Sri Srinivasan'":
Ian Millhiser has this post
this afternoon at "ThinkProgress."
The U.S. Senate has just voted to confirm Sri Srinivasan to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by a vote of 97-to-0:
You can access the official roll call vote tally at this link
In early news coverage, Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that "Senate Confirms Srinivasan To Powerful D.C. Circuit Court."
The Associated Press reports that "Senate confirms Obama nominee to key appeals court."
And Richard Wolf of USA Today has a news update headlined "Sri Srinivasan: Supreme Court justice in the making? The India native and Justice Department litigator, confirmed to the nation's second-highest court, puts hard work above ideology, but not above his beloved Kansas Jayhawks."
Update: In other coverage, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Senate approves Obama nominee to key appeals court."
And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Rising judicial star Sri Srinivasan is playmaker with all the right legal moves."
"Sri Srinivasan to get confirmation vote Thursday afternoon":
At the "Post Politics" blog of The Washington Post, Juliet Eilperin has an entry
that begins, "Sri Srinivasan -- the principal deputy solicitor general President Obama has nominated to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will get a vote on the Senate floor at 2 p.m. under a bipartisan agreement."
"AZ House debate: Did lawmaker deliver a nonprayer?"
Howard Fischer has this article
today in The Arizona Daily Star.
Yesterday's edition of The Arizona Republic contained an article headlined "Arizona lawmaker: I'm an atheist."
And The Associated Press reports that "Arizona House non-prayer sparks Christian re-do; Republican lawmaker asks for 'repentance' after atheist's prayer."
"Swinger blocked from operating sex club gets another day in court":
Yesterday's edition of The Las Vegas Sun contained this article
reporting on an unpublished ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"Mandating birth-control benefits unlawful, appeals court told":
Today's edition of The Chicago Tribune contains an article
that begins, "Lawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that a law forcing them to include birth control in their employees' benefits would violate their First Amendment rights."
You can access at this link (6.63 MB mp3 audio file) and at this link (6.11 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of yesterday's two related oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Update: In other coverage, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Some business owners resist providing employees with contraceptive coverage."
"2013 Hooding Address -- Prof Tom Goldstein":
Earlier this month, Tom Goldstein of "SCOTUSblog
" gave this very entertaining talk
to the newest graduates of the University of New Mexico School of Law
"Hobby Lobby takes birth control battle to appellate court Thursday; Federal appellate judges will hear arguments Thursday in Hobby Lobby's case against a federal health care mandate that company owners claim conflicts with their Christian beliefs": This article
appears today in The Oklahoman.
Terry Baynes of Reuters has a report headlined "Case to Watch: 10th Circuit takes up challenge to contraceptive mandate."
And The Associated Press reports that "Birth control coverage up for federal appeal."
"Interrogatories: Candid Q&A with Marcia Oddi."
Thanks to Marcia Odd, author of "The Indiana Law Blog
," for mentioning "How Appealing" in an interview about her excellent blog
posted online today at the blog of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
"McConnell Rejects Reid's Nuclear Option Threats":
Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report