"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor shares life lessons during UD visit":
WDDE-FM, Delaware's NPR station, has this report
"Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visits University of Portland":
The Oregonian has this news update
And The Associated Press reports that "Justice Clarence Thomas touches on life, law."
"Kagan recounts how her hunting trips began":
The Associated Press has this report
"We conclude that 'issues' and 'arguments' are distinct concepts: an issue can be broader in scope than an argument in that an issue may be addressed by multiple arguments, which are the most basic building blocks of legal reasoning."
Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith
wrote this opinion
, which a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
"Federal appeals court upholds conviction for Facebook threats; Anthony Elonis was sentenced to four years in prison for posts describing attacks on Dorney Park, kindergarten":
Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has this news update
reporting on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
"Ted Cruz in middle of GOP civil war":
Politico.com has this report
"A Proposal to Cut Costs in CJA Appeals":
Steve Klepper has this post
today at the "Maryland Appellate Blog."
Comedian-judge gets last laugh:
The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey has a news update headlined "South Hackensack judge resigns after court rules he can't moonlight as a comic
" that begins, "Vince A. Sicari resigned from his position as a municipal judge in South Hackensack on Thursday after the state Supreme Court ruled he could not continue in that position while moonlighting as a standup comic."
My earlier coverage of today's New Jersey Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
"Justice Dept. watchdog never probed judges' NSA concerns; In response to a FOIA request from USA TODAY, the Justice Department said its ethics office never looked into complaints from two federal judges that they had been misled about NSA surveillance":
Brad Heath of USA Today has this news update
"Government to challenge Hobby Lobby's reprieve from fines; Feds challenge injunction that has allowed Hobby Lobby to avoid fines for refusing to cover the cost of some contraceptives for its workers":
The Oklahoman has this report
In posts of interest at "SCOTUSblog":
Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Birth-control mandate issue reaches Court
." You can access the petition for writ of certiorari at this link
And Tom Goldstein has a post titled "The untold risks of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions."
"Why Was Tom DeLay's Conviction Tossed? Corporate love set him free."
Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog
" -- has this jurisprudence essay
online at Slate.
"In 5-4 ruling, state Supreme Court upholds 'medical necessity' defense in Olympia pot-growing case":
The Olympian of Olympia, Washington has this news update
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Wash. court: Medical necessity OK reason for pot" that begins, "Washington's Supreme Court says defendants busted for marijuana can argue they needed it for medical reasons, even if they failed to follow the requirements of the state's medical marijuana law."
You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Washington State at this link.
"Gov. Rick Scott seeks Supreme Ct. review of worker drug test":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Gov. Rick Scott intends to take his fight for random drug tests of tens of thousands of state employees all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lawyer for the Republican governor told a federal judge Thursday."
"Nina Pillard Nomination for D.C. Circuit Advances":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Court reverses DeLay conviction":
The Austin American-Statesman has a news update
that begins, "The Third Court of Appeals, on a 2-to-1 vote, has reversed the criminal conviction of former U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once the second most powerful Texas in Washington D.C. before the criminal case forced his retirement from politics."
The Associated Press reports that "Conviction of ex-US House leader DeLay's tossed."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Ex-House Leader Tom DeLay Has Money Laundering Conviction Tossed."
Today's ruling of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas consists of a majority opinion and a dissenting opinion.
"In this appeal the Court considers whether a part-time municipal court judge may also pursue a parallel acting and comedy career."
So begins the syllabus of an opinion
that the Supreme Court of New Jersey
In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "NJ's high court rules against 'joking judge.'"
And yesterday, Philly.com previewed today's ruling in a report headlined "N.J. Supreme Court to decide if part-time judge, full-time comedian can keep both jobs."
"Legal group says it will ask Supreme Court to take up contraception controversy":
The Washington Times has this blog post
"Everyday heroes etched in Supreme Court history":
In today's edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf has an article
that begins, "Shaun McCutcheon is fast becoming a household name -- at least in lofty legal and political circles."
"Cellphone-Wiretap Ruling Is a Headache for Prosecutors; Opinion Says Authority to Listen In on Calls Doesn't Cross Federal-Court-District Boundaries":
Joe Palazzolo has this article
today in The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News
"Opponent of Colorado's Amazon tax law seeks review of appellate ruling": This article
appears today in The Denver Post.