"Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban."
The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "Appeals court puts same-sex ruling on hold."
And Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Appeals court puts Proposition 8 ruling on hold, sets December hearing."
I have posted the order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting a stay at this link.
"Supreme Court denies Keller appeal":
Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this blog post
And The Associated Press reports that "Judge's reprimand in death penalty case stands."
"Supreme Court upholds 'birther' sanction":
The Associated Press has this report
"Special-interest spending surges in state Supreme Court campaigns":
Dan Eggen has this article
today in The Washington Post.
The Washington Times reports today that "Judge-race funding doubles in a decade; Raises concern about influence brought to bear."
The Birmingham News reports that "Alabama judges spend far more on elections than other states in 2000-2009."
The Detroit Free Press reports that "Michigan supreme court races sure to draw big spenders, study says."
The Columbus Dispatch reports that "Ohio's high-court races are flush with cash."
The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an article headlined "Study: Pa. judicial elections big on special-interest donations."
The Associated Press has a report headlined "Report: Judicial spending doubles in last decade."
And today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained an audio segment entitled "Report: Too Much Money Going To State Court Races."
Today the Justice at Stake Campaign, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and the National Insitutue of Money in State Politics issued a report titled "The New Politics of Judicial Elections, 2000-2009: Decade of Change." You can access the complete report by clicking here.