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Monday, June 4, 2012

"7th Circuit rejects atheist suit over cross funding": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

And The Evansville Courier & Press reports that "Southern Illinois cross group can keep state grant."

My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Prop. 8 action due Tuesday": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

And at's "Law Blog," Ashby Jones has a post titled "(En) Banc on This: There Will be Prop. 8 News on Tuesday."
Posted at 11:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Same-sex marriage cases loom for Supreme Court": Terry Baynes and Rebecca Hamilton of Reuters have an article that begins, "For advocates and foes of same-sex marriage, two names have suddenly taken center stage in the legal universe: Kennedy and Romer."
Posted at 11:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge cites Gulliver v. Lilliput to lambaste colleagues over environmental rulings": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 03:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal": James Vicini of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 03:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pa. high court denies Sandusky delay request": The Associated Press has this report on an order that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued today.
Posted at 02:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Most counts of contempt in Minn. terror case nixed": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Minnesota woman convicted of funneling money to terrorists in Somalia."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman

Seventh Circuit rejects for lack of taxpayer standing an Establishment Clause challenge to Illinois' funding towards restoration of an enormous Latin cross known as the Bald Knob Cross: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.

My earlier coverage of the appeal's oral argument can be accessed here.
Posted at 01:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court sides with Indianapolis in sewer payment case": Maureen Groppe of The Indianapolis Star has this news update.

James Vicini of Reuters has a report headlined "Cities have leeway in forgiving tax payments -- U.S. Supreme Court."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "City Tax Flexibility Backed By U.S. Supreme Court In Ruling."

Update: At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion recap: Not so equal tax equality."
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Secret Service Agents Can't Be Sued, Justices Rule": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

And Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court protects Secret Service agents guarding Cheney."

Update: At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion recap: Narrow ruling on arrests."
Posted at 12:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court backs Secret Service arrest of man confronting Cheney": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post reports that "Supreme Court Finds Dick Cheney's Secret Service Agents Immune From Free Speech Lawsuit."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Secret Service Agents Shielded From Suit By High Court."

James Vicini of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court rules for Secret Service in Cheney case."

And Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled "Supreme Court rejects suit over arrest during Dick Cheney visit."
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Campaign donations convictions stand": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman

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

The Court today also issued two rulings in argued cases.

1. Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court in Armour v. Indianapolis, No. 11-161. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. And Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Reichle v. Howards, No. 11-262. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Breyer joined. Justice Elena Kagan did not participate in the case. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "High court protects Secret Service agents"; "Ind. taxpayers lose high court fight over refunds"; "Court: Can police detain without warrant?"; "Court won't hear Siegelman, Scrushy appeals"; and "High court won't get involved in Blackwater case."
Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Rare slip? The URL of this unsealed ruling in a search warrant dispute in DC partially names target." Via @MikeScarcella.

You can access the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia at this link.

Update: Via @MikeScarcella.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"From Alabama, an epic challenge to voting rights": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"Cynics United: When Did Conservatives Change Their Mind About Campaign Finance Disclosure?" Mark Schmitt has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 08:23 AM by Howard Bashman

"Christie's role as consensus-builder being challenged": According to an article that appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Christie's brand as a consensus-builder, which he has sold around the nation and at home, suffered a blow last week when it became apparent he and the Democrats who control the Legislature are headed toward a prolonged stalemate over one of the most significant issues in the state: a short-staffed Supreme Court, now missing two of seven justices."
Posted at 07:36 AM by Howard Bashman

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