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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"YLS Professors Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis Will Speak to Supreme Court Historical Society": Yale Law School issued this news release today.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

In the June 2012 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Please Plea Me: Court Expands Effective Assistance of Counsel."

Stephanie Francis Ward has an article headlined "Preach the Children Well: Employment Lawyers Puzzle over 'Ministerial Exception.'"

And Jill Schachner Chanen has an article headlined "You'll Never Guess Who I Met Today: Friendly Encounters Show Justices Are Down-Home Folks."
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Group taking Sunday hunting battle to Pa. Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pelosi predicts court will uphold health-care reform": Josh Richman of The Oakland Tribune has this news update.
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Stevens Dons 'Medal of Freedom'": Jess Bravin has this post at's "Law Blog."
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Colorado Supreme Court to hear oral arguments next week in Ward Churchill's appeal; Justices to review whether fired CU-Boulder professor should get job back": The Boulder Daily Camera has this news update.
Posted at 07:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"'Let's Go Thunder' copyright claim is rejected by U.S. Supreme Court": The Oklahoman has this news update.
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Hawaii Supreme Court: A Legacy for Gov. Neil Abercrombie?" Honolulu Civil Beat has this report.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Circuit Declines En Banc Review of Amex Arbitration Ruling": Mark Hamblett of the New York Law Journal has an article that begins, "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will not rehear en banc a decision that holds a class action arbitration waiver provision between American Express and its merchants unenforceable as against public policy."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denying rehearing en banc, together with the concurrence and dissents therefrom, at this link.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Health Care and Constitutional Chaos: Why the Supreme Court Should Uphold the Affordable Care Act." Today at Stanford Law Review Online, professors Eric Segall and Aaron E. Carroll have this essay.
Posted at 03:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court won't review SPD use of Taser on pregnant woman; The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the case of Malaika Brooks, who was seven months pregnant when she was repeatedly tased by Seattle police during a traffic stop in 2004": The Seattle Times has this news update.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Was Taser use on pregnant woman excessive force? Supreme Court declines case; The Supreme Court refused the case of a pregnant woman who was ticketed for speeding in a school zone in Seattle; When she refused to get out of her car, police used a Taser to shock her three times."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Police power to use stun guns left unclear."
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Move to Declassify FISA Court Rulings Yields No Results": This post appears today at the "Secrecy News" blog.
Posted at 02:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Are Liberals Trying to Intimidate John Roberts?" Law professor Jeffrey Rosen has this essay online at The New Republic.

And at, law professor Richard W. Garnett has an essay entitled "Liberals' threats to Supreme Court over ObamaCare are a bad (and dumb) idea."
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Montana, detainee cases set": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"We consider whether individuals have a federal privacy right to control public dissemination of a family member's death images." Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appellate specialist takes seat on D.C. Court of Appeals": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court rules in credit bid bankruptcy case": James Vicini of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Saint-Gobain Rebuffed By Top U.S. Court On Siemens Patent": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 11:46 AM by Howard Bashman

"Carley sworn in as chief justice": Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this news update.
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

The case of the 17-year pretrial detainee: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this ruling today.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court won't review police Taser use cases": James Vicini of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"Clash Over Town's Ten Commandments Monument Highlights Division Over Standing": Nicholas J. Wagoner has this post today at the "Circuit Splits" blog.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court Allows Suit Over School Gun Death to Proceed": At the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post that begins, "A ruling by Utah's highest court will allow a lawsuit to go forward against a school district over the accidental gun death of a high school student."
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List and ruling in an argued case of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court today granted review in one case.

Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court (with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy not participating) in RadLax Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank, No. 11-166. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Finally, the Supreme Court issued a summary, per curiam reversal in Coleman v. Johnson, No. 11-1053.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "Court: Judges shouldn't have overturned conviction"; "Court won't review police use of stun guns"; "High court turns down former hostages in Iran"; and "Court won't block suit in Minn. bridge collapse."
Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Ginsburg should continue to be a vital voice on Supreme Court": Professor Nichola D. Gutgold has this op-ed today in The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Posted at 09:36 AM by Howard Bashman

"Montana Supreme Court to hear arguments on medical marijuana appeals": This article appears today in The Missoulian.
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"Orie Melvin should resign": Today's edition of The Scranton (Pa.) Times Tribune contains an editorial that begins, "Like any other citizen, Joan Orie Melvin is entitled to a constitutionally guaranteed presumption of innocence regarding criminal charges brought against her. But, as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, Justice Orie Melvin is not like any other citizen."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Constitution Check: Do women have a constitutional right to serve in military combat?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Overturning or Modifying 'Grutter v. Bollinger?'" Richard Kahlenberg has this post today at the "Innovations" blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Top UK court to rule on Assange sex case extradition": Reuters has a report that begins, "Britain's Supreme Court will rule on Wednesday on whether to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, the latest chapter in the saga of the self-styled Internet whistleblower and bane of Washington."
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Grassley as a watchdog and as a scold": Today's edition of The Des Moines Register contains an editorial that begins, "Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., has gone after a San Francisco-based federal appeals court for a legal conference at a resort in Hawaii that could cost more than $1 million."
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court tipping scales of partisanship": This editorial appears today in The Philadelphia Daily News.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"Philippines Chief Justice Removed Over Finances": The New York Times has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Top Philippine judge fired for not declaring $2.4M."
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman

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