"Obamacare: Court declines company request to block contraception mandate; In all, more than 50 companies have challenged the Obamacare contraception mandate on religious grounds; Given a split in how appeals courts have ruled, it's likely the US Supreme Court will eventually take up the issue."
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report
Dan Horn of The Cincinnati Enquirer has a news update headlined "Ruling: Provide birth control despite religious objections."
Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade has a news update headlined "Appeals court sides with administration over Obamacare contraception mandate."
The Washington Times has a news update headlined "Second court backs Obama birth control mandate; Cases could end in Supreme Court."
And The Hill has a blog post titled "Appeals court rules in favor of ObamaCare birth control mandate."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
"Federal court rejects N.J. sports betting":
Wednesday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer will contain this article
The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey reports that "Christie says N.J. will appeal sports betting case to U.S. Supreme Court."
Bloomberg News reports that "New Jersey Can't Legalize Sports Betting, U.S. Court Says."
The Associated Press reports that "Fed court nixes NJ appeal in sports betting case."
And Reuters has a report headlined "NJ to appeal ruling that keeps ban on sports betting: Christie."
You can access today's 128-page ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.
"Extended Ruling by Secret Court Backs Collection of Phone Data":
Charlie Savage will have this article
in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.
Wednesday's edition of The Washington Post will contain an article headlined "FISA court releases opinion upholding NSA phone program."
And at the "Lawfare" blog, Benjamin Wittes and Jane Chong have a post titled "Congress Has No Clothes: A Quick and Dirty Summary of the New FISC Opinion."
You can view the ruling at this link.
Additional posts will appear here tonight, as this afternoon I will be in Washington, DC to serve as a panelist at The Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies symposium titled "The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: A Look at the October 2012 and 2013 Terms
My written contribution to the 2012-2013 issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review, issued in print today, is titled "Looking Ahead: October Term 2013." Earlier editions of that publication can be accessed online via this link.
"Jerry Brown touts video game program rooted in Supreme Court loss": This article
appears today in The Oakland Tribune.
"Will the Supreme Court Stop Cops From Reading Your Text Messages? In many states, police can rifle through your smart phone -- even if you've just been arrested for not putting on your seat belt."
Dana Liebelson has this article
online today at Mother Jones.
"Supreme Court Weighs When Online Speech Becomes an Illegal Threat":
David Kravets has this post
online today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.