"Progressives learn the hard way that the Constitution is obstructionist":
Online at The Washington Post, Charles Lane has an op-ed
that begins, "President Obama's plan to transform the U.S. health-care market is once again in trouble. This time, two Republican-appointed judges on a federal appeals court have invalidated a key portion of the program."
"With All Due Deference: Ruling Defends Affirmative Action From New Challenges."
Online at The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse has an essay
that begins, "Given the avalanche of world-shaking news since last week, the shrug greeting the latest chapter in the long-running affirmative action saga at the University of Texas is understandable."
"Bolstered by Ruling, Republicans Attack Health Law":
Robert Pear will have this article
in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
And Abby Goodnough will have an article headlined "Court Ruling On Health Care Subsidies Risks Loss of Coverage."
"Prosecutors Snooping on Legal Mail": This editorial
will appear in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
"A conservative judiciary run amok":
Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has this op-ed
online at The Washington Post.
Online at Vox, Sarah Kliff has an essay titled "Halbig says Congress meant to limit subsidies; Congress disagrees."
And today at his "Walshslaw" blog, law professor Kevin C. Walsh has a post titled "The judicial character of Chief Justice Roberts and the difference between the ACA subsidies and individual mandate cases."
"Sex Offender Has Case Over Residency Ban":
Courthouse News Service has an article
that begins, "A Texas man can sue a Dallas-area suburb over the constitutionality of its ban on registered sex offenders living within 1,500 feet of children, the 5th Circuit ruled."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
"Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says":
In Thursday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan will have an article
that begins, "Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are 'brutal, savage events.'"
In related coverage, in Thursday's edition of The New York Times, Erik Eckholm will have an article headlined "Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate."
And The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Arizona inmate dies belatedly in apparently botched execution."
"If Judges Campaign Like Ordinary Politicians, Can We Have Impartial Courts?"
Dorothy J. Samuels has this post
today at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
"Prempro Lawyers Double Money in $62 Million Fee Fight":
Jef Feeley of Bloomberg News has this report
"Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S."
Michael Kiefer and Mariana Dale of The Arizona Republic has a news update headlined "Execution of Arizona murderer takes nearly 2 hours."
And The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined "Execution of Tucson killer takes 2 hours."
"Arizona high court delays planned execution":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal."
Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has a news update headlined "Arizona court puts last-minute hold on execution."
And The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined "Tucson killer's execution delayed."
Update: A revised AP report issued at 2:48 p.m. eastern time states that Arizona's highest court has lifted its stay of execution.
"Police looking to identify car in Markel case":
Sean Rossman of The Tallahassee Democrat has this news update
"Gunman targeted, killed top Florida State University law professor: police."
The New York Daily News has this report
"Reining in ObamaCare -- and the President: Halbig v. Burwell is about determining whether the president, like an autocrat, can levy taxes on his own."
Law professor Jonathan H. Adler
and Michael F. Cannon
have this op-ed
in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
You can freely access the full text of the op-ed via Google.
"Bad Readers: The judges who ruled against Obamacare are following Scalia down a terrible path of interpretation."
Law professor Richard L. Hasen
-- author of the "Election Law Blog
" -- today has this jurisprudence essay
online at Slate.
"How to Beat Hobby Lobby: Can the states force companies to cover birth control for their employees?"
Daniel Townsend has this jurisprudence essay
online today at Slate.
"Judges in health care rulings vote party line":
The Associated Press has this report
"Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle":
David Ingram of Reuters has this report