"American Dysfunction Watch: State of the Judiciary."
Online at The Atlantic, James Fallows has this post
today discussing a report
that the Congressional Research Service issued earlier this month.
"Supreme Court Rejects Cheney Critic's Lawsuit":
Jess Bravin has this article
today in The Wall Street Journal.
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court sides with Secret Service agents in free-speech case; A Colorado man said Secret Service agents arrested him in retaliation for his political comments about former Vice President Dick Cheney; The Supreme Court said the agents had probable cause."
And Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices reject appeal of war protester over Cheney encounter."
"2nd lawsuit on SB 1070 advances; Class-action status sought in rights case":
Today's edition of The Arizona Republic contains an article
that begins, "While the federal government's legal challenge to Senate Bill 1070 sits in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, a separate federal lawsuit alleging the law could violate individuals' rights is creeping forward."
"Hearing delayed for indicted Pa. Supreme Court Justice Melvin":
Bobby Kerlik of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update
that begins, "An Allegheny County judge today granted a 30-day delay in the preliminary hearing for state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin but did not rule on a request that the entire county bench be recused from handling the case."
And The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Justice Melvin's preliminary hearing postponed."
"Blog identity suit enters court; S-R lawyer says revealing commenters would chill speech": This article
appeared last Saturday in The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington.
My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Ninth Circuit denies rehearing en banc in Proposition 8 lawsuit:
You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
at this link
. Only four judges noted their dissent from the court's denial of rehearing en banc. And the two judges who constituted the majority in the original three judge panel's ruling wrote a one-paragraph response to the three-paragraph dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc.
In early coverage, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Proposition 8: Appeals court won't reconsider ruling that gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional."
The New York Times has a news update headlined "Court Won't Revisit Ruling on Gay Union."
Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Proposition 8 case headed to U.S. Supreme Court."
Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a blog post titled "Proposition 8 ruling opens door to Supreme Court test."
Justin Scheck of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "California Gay-Marriage Case on Path to Supreme Court."
The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects second look at CA gay marriage ban."
Bloomberg News reports that "Gay Marriage Foes Lose Bid For Review Of Ruling Voiding Ban."
Peter Henderson and Dan Levine of Reuters report that "California gay marriage case looks headed to Supreme Court."
Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "California Prop 8 Headed to U.S. Supreme Court."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Further Prop. 8 review denied by CA."
"The Harm in Free Speech":
Stanley Fish has this post
at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
"D.C. Circuit Revives Artist's Suit Against Saudi Royal Family":
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post
that begins, "A divided federal appeals court today ruled in favor of a Brooklyn artist who claims the Saudi Royal Family owes him more than $12 million for commissioned sculpture."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Update: In other coverage, Pete Yost of The Associated Press reports that "Artist's suit revived against Saudi Royal Family."
"Holder Considered Quitting As Attorney General, Book Says":
Seth Stern of Bloomberg News has an article
that begins, "U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder considered resigning in 2010 after facing criticism for his decision to prosecute terror suspects in civilian court, according to a book being published today."
"Secret Service case ruling sidesteps First Amendment":
Tony Mauro has this news analysis
online at the First Amendment Center.
"[I]t does not take a reference to Cinderella to show that midnight marks the end of one day and the start of another. * * * A document entered into the electronic system at 12:01 AM on a Thursday has been filed on Thursday, not on 'virtual Wednesday.'"
So writes Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook
in a decision
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
"The Real Stakes in the Health-Care Case: A Guide."
Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post
online today at The New Yorker.
"Circuit Split Watch: Is Personal Use of a Work Computer a Federal Crime?"
Michelle Olsen has this post
at her "Appellate Daily" blog.
"Judge opens up on Supreme Court life in 21st century":
Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse has this interview
with Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
"The Supreme Court vs. Congress":
Law professor Leon Friedman
has this essay
at The Huffington Post.
"Appeals court to reveal gay marriage case plan":
Reuters has a report
that begins, "An appeals court will say on Tuesday whether it will revisit the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban or clear the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue."
And The Associated Press reports that "Next word in Calif. gay marriage case due Tuesday."