"Prosecutors urge Guantanamo judge not to split up 9/11 trial; The war court prosecutor says early pre-trial scheduling conflicts don't necessitate splitting up the trial of five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks":
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update
"Gov. Christie criticizes state senator amid Supreme Court nominee issue":
The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has this news update
"Supreme Court says double jeopardy does not protect against murder retrial":
Robert Barnes will have this article
Friday in The Washington Post.
And in Friday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage will have an article headlined "Supreme Court limits protection against double jeopardy; Justices rule that a jury's unanimous but tentative vote to acquit a defendant on some charges does not count as a verdict; It means an Arkansas man can be retried."
"A Way Out of the Same-Sex Marriage Mess":
Law professor Mae Kuykendall
has this op-ed
today in The New York Times.
"Smoky transformer fire forces evacuation of federal courthouse in Boston; building will remain closed Friday":
The Boston Globe has this news update
The home page of the web site of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit contains a message across the top of the page stating that "The Moakley Courthouse will be closed Friday, May 25. A fire emergency has occurred in the Courthouse."
"U.S. Supreme Court denies request for stay in Pleau case":
The Providence (R.I.) Journal has this news update
"Obama admin. asks justices not to take up logging-road case":
Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report
"High court upholds record Lemon Law award":
Bruce Vielmetti of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a news update
that begins, "Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a $482,000 verdict against Mercedes-Benz that likely will be the largest such award in state Lemon Law history, once interest and fees are added."
And The Associated Press reports that "Wis. Supreme Court upholds lemon law verdict."
You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin at this link.
"Charges Jury Rejected Can Be Retried, Justices Say":
Adam Liptak will have this article
Friday in The New York Times.
"Conservatives worry that John Roberts will 'go wobbly' on 'Obamacare'":
Michael McGough has this essay
online at The Los Angeles Times.
"Supreme Court Allows Arkansas Second Shot At Murder Trial In Double Jeopardy Dispute":
Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post has this report
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Double jeopardy issue: High court OKs some trials after acquittal."
And Peter Urban of Stephens Washington Bureau has an article headlined "U.S. Supreme Court: Jacksonville man can be tried again."
"Mortgage Closing Overcharge Suits Curbed By High Court":
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report
"Supreme Court allows murder retrial after jury deadlock":
James Vicini of Reuters has this report
"Anthony misjudged a curve in the road and, perhaps, his ability to operate a motorcycle after consuming alcohol. LINA's attempts to define this accident as something else are unavailing and an abuse of its discretion."
An insurance company's denial of accidental death benefits under a life insurance policy governed by ERISA gives rise to a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
"What a Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Can Teach Us About Obamacare: Ronald Coase's example of farmers and ranchers shows that the insurance is mandate about responsibility, not liberty."
Kevin Caves and law professor Einer Elhauge
have this post
online at The Atlantic.
"Occupy the Docket: How the Supreme Court Selects the 1%."
Nicholas J. Wagoner has this post
today at the "Circuit Splits" blog.
Access online today's rulings in argued cases of the U.S. Supreme Court:
Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court
v. Quicken Loans, Inc.
, No. 10-1042. You can access the oral argument via this link
And Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Blueford v. Arkansas, No. 10-1320. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Families cannot sue over loan discount fee."
"Justices uphold state smoking ban; Harrison West bar's challenge rejected; state can pursue $2.5 million in outstanding fines": This article
appears today in The Columbus Dispatch.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports today that "Ohio Supreme Court upholds state's indoor smoking ban."
Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade reports that "Smoking ban upheld by justices; Ohio Supreme Court rules unanimously."
And Dan Horn of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that "Ban upheld but enforcement hazy; Violators still don't pay most fines."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Ohio at this link. In addition, the court's Public Information Office issued a news release headlined "Supreme Court Upholds Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Law; Enforcement of Law Against Columbus Tavern Is Not Unconstitutional 'Taking' of Property."
"Dems, GOP Face Firestorm If Court Tosses ObamaCare":
Investor's Business Daily has this report
"High court pick has 'his work cut out for him'":
The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey today contains an article
that begins, "His nomination has yet to be heard, but already Democratic leaders have dismissed the first openly gay man picked for the Supreme Court, civil rights advocates are softening their support for him and Republicans are left struggling to prevent a second rejection of Governor Christie's nominees."
"GOP activist asks tenure panel to review judge's real estate transactions":
In today's edition of The Detroit Free Press, Dawson Bell has an article
that begins, "A veteran Republican activist and court watcher asked the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission to investigate a series of real estate transactions conducted by state Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway that he said appear to have been unethical, if not illegal."
"Step down: Justice Joan Orie Melvin has compromised the integrity of the state's Supreme Court." This editorial
appears today in The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
"Admissions Goes to Court":
The Harvard Crimson has a report
that begins, "As attorneys representing the University of Texas prepare to defend the school's affirmative action policies before the Supreme Court this fall, they face an uphill battle. Legal experts say that the Roberts Court is poised to rule against Texas' policies aimed at increasing racial diversity. The attorneys reporting to Texas are also indirectly defending Harvard, which originally laid the groundwork for affirmative action as it is used today."
"Is Justice Ginsburg Risking the Future of the Supreme Court? The calls for her retirement started last year -- she's nearly 80 and a two-time cancer survivor -- but Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't going anywhere."
Chris Geidner has this essay
online at The Daily Beast.
"6 Va. men retracing John Marshall's 1812 journey":
The Associated Press has this report
And in local coverage, The News & Advance of Lynchburg, Virginia reports that "Lynchburg-based batteau expedition tackles New River Gorge whitewater."