"Judge blocks same-sex marriages":
At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post
that begins, "Ruling that the Supreme Court settled the issue forty years ago, a federal judge in Hawaii has declared that same-sex couples do not have a constitutional right to get married."
"Ex-Judges, Prosecutors Join Fight Over Prosecutorial Misconduct":
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post
that begins, "More than 50 former federal judges and prosecutors are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over alleged government misconduct, taking a position in the case against the Justice Department."
You can view the amicus brief at this link.
"Test ahead for U.S. law limiting gun-seller liability":
Andrew Longstreth of Reuters has an article
which reports that "A 2005 law that protects the gun industry from certain lawsuits has been challenged in Alaska in case that may give gun-control activists their next chance to test the law before the U.S. Supreme Court."
"Justice Scalia Writes How-to Read Guide for Interpreting the Law": This interview
with Justice Antonin Scalia appeared on yesterday evening's broadcast of The PBS NewsHour.
"Court defies Congress, heads to Hawaiian junket":
The Washington (D.C.) Examiner has this report
You can view the schedule for the conference at this link.
"African hair braider gets federal court win; Centerville woman says she's ready to get back to work":
In today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune, Brooke Adams has an article
that begins, "A federal judge said Wednesday the state's demand that an African hair braider get a cosmetology license was unconstitutional since most of the training required is 'irrelevant' to her home-based service. In ruling in favor of Jestina Clayton, U.S. District Court Judge David Sam cited a 1915 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held the right to work for a living in common, community-based occupations is the 'very essence of the personal freedom and opportunity' protected by the U.S. Constitution."
And today's edition of The Deseret News contains an article headlined "Court ruling: Centerville woman has a right to braid hair without a cosmetology license."
You can access Wednesday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah at this link.
"Parnell appoints Anchorage lawyer to state Supreme Court; Anchorage's Maassen selected to fill slot on Alaska top bench":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed an Anchorage lawyer to the state Supreme Court to replace a justice recently named to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
You can access the news release announcing the appointment at this link.