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Friday, June 28, 2013

"Reinhardt's Report Card: At Supreme Court, Success Amid Slapdowns." Scott Graham of The Recorder has this report.
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"The not-so-reclusive justices": Tal Kopan of Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman


"In a Twist, Children Help Propel Gay-Marriage Ruling; Court, Citing Harm to Families, Turns Rationale for Invalid Laws on Its Head": Jess Bravin will have this article in Saturday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Rio Tinto wins end to human rights abuse lawsuit in U.S.; Bougainville residents sued over activity linked to mine; 9th Circuit rules after top U.S. court narrows law's reach": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Rio Tinto Genocide Lawsuit Thrown Out by Appeals Court."

You can access today's order of the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Hobby Lobby wins temporary reprieve from fines": The Oklahoman has a news update that begins, "Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has won a last-minute, albeit temporary, reprieve from millions of dollars in fines the company was to face beginning Monday while its lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act proceeds."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Judge: Hobby Lobby won't have to pay fines."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Prop. 8 officially out -- SF weddings begin": Bob Egelko and John Cote of The San Francisco Chronicle have a news update that begins, "A federal appeals court issued an unexpected order Friday that allows gays and lesbians to marry in California."

Anthony York and Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times have a news update headlined "Gov. Jerry Brown's office ordering counties to resume gay marriage."

The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Prop. 8 stay lifted, same-sex weddings can resume immediately."

The New York Times has a news update headlined "California Appeals Court Rules Same-Sex Marriages Can Start Immediately."

The Associated Press has reports headlined "Plaintiffs in Calif. marriage case marry in SF" and "Calif. gay marriage foes call restart a 'disgrace.'"

Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "Court lifts ban on gay marriage in California."

Bloomberg News reports that "California Same-Sex Marriages Resume as Court Lifts Ban."

At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Same-sex marriages can start in California."

You can access this evening's one-sentence order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Military faults guards in suicide by Guantanamo captive": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 03:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"The battle over Anna Nicole Smith's billionaire former husband's money may soon be coming to an end." So began an article that The New York Daily News posted online late last month.

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued that court's latest ruling in the saga.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman



Majority on divided Eighth Circuit panel holds that federal law does not preempt a Fremont, Nebraska ordinance that limits the hiring of and provision of rental housing to "illegal aliens" and "unauthorized aliens": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.

Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Federal panel: Neb. city's immigration law legal."
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"The majority's opinion illustrates the failure of today's judiciary to stand up to clear abuse of governmental authority as well as its unwillingness to protect the fundamental right to privacy of all Americans." So begins the dissenting opinion that Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt issued from the decision that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released today.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"D.C. Circuit Rejects Judicial Independence Case": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Zoe Tillman has this post about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman


On Saturday morning, C-SPAN will carry live coverage of a program at the Fourth Circuit's Judicial Conference titled "Supreme Court 2012 Term Review & Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts": The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has returned this year to the lovely Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Tomorrow morning beginning at 9 a.m. eastern time, C-SPAN plans to provide live coverage of a Term in review panel, followed by an interview with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Details can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman



"Roberts Back to Reagan Roots in Guiding Court on Rulings": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has a news analysis headlined "In shadow of landmark decisions, U.S. high court also rules for business."
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court weighs Oklahoma abortion law case": This article appears today in The Tulsa World.

And in today's edition of The New York Times, Erik Eckholm has an article headlined "Supreme Court Takes Step Toward Hearing Abortion Case."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



"Should child porn 'consumers' pay victim millions? Supreme Court to decide; The Supreme Court will decide whether the government or the victim must be able to prove there is a causal relationship between the child pornography consumer's conduct and harm to the victim." Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"Chief Justice Roberts Plays a Long Game on Supreme Court": Adam Liptak has this front page news analysis today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "A conservative Supreme Court swerves to avoid easy definition."

In today's edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf has an article headlined "From gay marriage to voting law, Kennedy is the key; Once again, the Supreme Court's perennial swing vote shows how crucial he is to both liberals and conservatives -- and how unpredictable."

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "Court's Session Told Tale of Two Justices."

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Fallout from Supreme Court decisions may be swift or slow."
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman



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