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Thursday, July 3, 2014

"The New Law of Religion: Hobby Lobby rewrites religious-freedom law in ways that ignore everything that came before." Law professors Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson Tebbe have this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court 101: Top takeaways from big rulings of the term." Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report today.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"High court grants Wheaton College plea": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A divided Supreme Court has agreed to allow an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would violate its religious beliefs."

Update: You can view today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and the dissent therefrom, at this link (via Rick Hasen).

Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Order Suspends Contraception Rule for Christian College."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court sides with Christian college in birth control case."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court OKs another religious birth control exemption."

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "High Court Female Justices Dissent From Wheaton Contraception Order; Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kagan File 17-Page Dissent to Majority's Order."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has a report headlined "College wins U.S. top court temporary exemption on Obamacare birth control."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Religious College Shielded by Court on Birth Control Form."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Justices Grant Religious College an Injunction Over Contraception."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Broader right to object to birth control."
Posted at 05:08 PM by Howard Bashman



"Aspen Ideas Festival panel reviews recent Supreme Court decisions; In many cases, Supreme Court sharply divided": The Aspen Daily News has this report.

Online via YouTube, you can access video from the event.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Yields Polarized Debate": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court reveals its class bias": Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"As Supreme Court Term Ends, Journalist Examines Its Decisions": Yesterday's broadcast of NPR's "Fresh Air" included this audio segment featuring Adam Liptak of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Supreme Court: A year of drama and dissent; The Roberts court quietly paves the way for big changes." This article appears in the July 5, 2014 print edition of The Economist.
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Cooley Law School loses 6th Circuit defamation appeal": Debra Cassens Weiss has this post at the ABA Journal's "Law News Now" blog reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"Rightward Bound: 'Uncertain Justice' and 'Scalia.'" In this upcoming Sunday's Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times, Jeff Shesol will have this essay reviewing "Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution," by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, and "Scalia: A Court of One," by Bruce Allen Murphy.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman


"Beshear defends birthrate argument against gay marriage": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Louisville Courier-Journal.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman


"When The Taliban Meets Hobby Lobby": Steve Coll has this blog post online at The New Yorker.

At his "Jost On Justice" blog, Kenneth Jost has a post titled "Ginsburg's Misfire in Birth Control Case Dissent."

And in related news coverage, Kaiser Health News has a report headlined "Did The Supreme Court Tip Its Hand On Contraception Cases Yet To Come?"
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman



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