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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"High Court denies stay of execution for Wellons": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this news update.
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"Maybe the Supreme Court Isn't as Pro-Gun as We Thought; Justice Kennedy rejects an audacious new NRA argument": Law professor Adam Winkler has this essay online at The New Republic.

And Yishai Schwartz has an essay titled "The Separation of Church and State Is Still Alive -- for Children, Anyway; Prayer may be permitted in legislatures, but schools are still protected zones."
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Argentina Defiant Against Supreme Court on Bond Payments": The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched": The Associated Press has this report.

And Reuters reports that "Georgia inmate could be first to die since botched Oklahoma execution."
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Senate Judiciary to Consider Voting Rights Amendment": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"N.C. lawmakers bid to bolster Camp Lejeune cases in wake of ruling": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has an article that begins, "The North Carolina Legislature may approve legislation as soon as today that would nullify a recent Supreme Court ruling's effect on lawsuits brought by Marines seeking damages for exposure to contaminated water while stationed at a U.S. base."
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"What 13 States Are Not Telling You About How They Kill People: Protected by secrecy laws, some states with the most active death chambers are refusing to disclose important elements of how inmates are killed by lethal injection." Tasneem Nashrulla of BuzzFeed has this report.

And in related news, today's edition of The New York Times contains an article headlined "U.S. Judge Denies Stay of Execution in Georgia."
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Rejects Argentina's Debt Appeal": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Supreme Court to consider online-threats case."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court lets stand a ban on using churches for graduations."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "High court nixes holding school graduation in church."

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court Sides With Holdout Creditors in Argentina Debt Case; In Separate Action, High Court Gives Holdout Creditor Access to Records on Argentina's Assets" and "U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Raj Rajaratnam Appeal; Court Declines to Consider Challenge of Galleon Group Founder's 2011 Conviction for Insider Trading."

Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has an article headlined "Supreme Court agrees to hear Facebook rapper's appeal; Justices agree to hear Lower Saucon man's appeal in online threats case."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Can a school hold graduation in a church? Supreme Court declines case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "No relief for Argentina on debt."
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Conservatives, after dismantling public financing system, set sights on N.C. judiciary": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fourth case reopened after Center uncovers judicial conflict of interest; New panel of judges reaches same conclusion in Maryland foreclosure case": The Center for Public Integrity has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court has scrapped a 2010 foreclosure ruling in favor of Wells Fargo Bank after a Center for Public Integrity investigation revealed that one of the three judges who participated in the decision owned stock in the banking giant."
Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman


"NJ Senate panel approves Rabner, Solomon for Supreme Court": Salvador Rizzo has this front page article in today's edition of The Newark Star-Ledger.
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman


"Ex Ben-Gal Sarah Jones loses defamation suit": This article appears today in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court overturns ex-NFL cheerleader's defamation award."

And Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica has a report headlined "Appeals court throws out $340,000 online libel ruling; CDA Section 230 prevents 'the speech-chilling threat of the heckler's veto.'"

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Sixth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Rules Against 'Straw' Purchases of Guns": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Court agrees with ban on 'straw purchases' of guns."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws."

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has articles headlined "Supreme Court Upholds Federal Ban on 'Straw' Purchases of Guns; In 5-4 Vote, Justices Rule Firearms Can't Be Purchased for Others" and "Supreme Court Ruling Revives Challenge to Ban on False Political Speech; Lower Court to Consider Whether Ohio False-Statements Law Violates First Amendment."

Richard Wolf of USA Today has articles headlined "Supreme Court rules against 'straw purchasers' of guns" and "Justices allow challenge to law banning political lies."

The Washington Times has articles headlined "Supreme Court rules for stricter scrutiny of gun purchases" and "Supreme Court: Challenge to campaign 'lying' law can go ahead; Anti-abortion group said Ohio statute threatened free speech."

The Cincinnati Enquirer contains an article headlined "Supreme Court: COAST can challenge false claims ban."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has articles headlined "Split Supreme Court shoots down 'straw' gun purchases" and "Supreme Court: Anti-abortion group can challenge 'false statement' law."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Zoe Tillman and Marcia Coyle have a post titled "Supreme Court Affirms 'Straw Purchase' Gun Conviction." And Tony Mauro has a post titled "High Court Permits Challenge to Ohio Law Banning Campaign Lies."

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has posts titled "Opinion analysis: No stand-in gun buyers allowed" and "Opinion analysis: False politicking law open to challenge."

Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "'Straw' purchase ruling a setback for gun-rights advocates" and "Supreme Court sides with anti-abortion group on political ads."

And on yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases.'"
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman



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