"New Recusal Controversy in West Virginia High Court":
Tony Mauro has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"5th Circuit: Cheerleader can't refuse to cheer."
Online at the First Amendment Center, David L. Hudson Jr. has a news analysis
that begins, "A former Silsbee, Texas, high school cheerleader did not have a First Amendment right to refuse to cheer for a basketball player she claimed had sexually assaulted her, a federal appeals court panel has ruled."
You can access last Thursday's non-precedential ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
And in related news coverage from last week, "Former high school football star pleads guilty to assault in cheerleader case."
"Immediate end to 'don't ask, don't tell' opposed":
Today in The Washington Post, Jerry Markon has an article
that begins, "The Obama administration objected Thursday to immediately ending the military's ban on openly gay service members, saying that an injunction to stop the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy might harm military readiness in a time of war."
Today's edition of The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports that "Government defends 'don't ask, don't tell.'"
The Associated Press reports that "'Don't ask, don't tell' injunction now up to judge."
Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "Obama seeks to curb ruling on gays in military."
And at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com, Josh Gerstein has a post titled "W.H. on defense over 'don't ask' suit stance."
You can access yesterday's court filing of the federal government by clicking here.
"Speech Hostile to Gays Constitutionally Unprotected, Speech Hostile to Whites Constitutionally Protected?"
At "The Volokh Conspiracy," law professor Eugene Volokh has a post
that begins, "James E. Graves, Jr., a Mississippi Supreme Court Justice, has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering his nomination at a hearing next Wednesday, September 29. And while I know only one small corner of Justice Graves' work, I hope the Committee asks him a question about this corner."
"Gruesome testimony: Crime scene photos upset Hayes triple murder jurors." This article
appears today in The New Haven Register.
The Hartford Courant reports today that "2nd Suspect Looms Large In Hayes Trial."
And The New York Times reports that "Murder Defendant's Text Messages Detailed."
"Fight in gay adoption case was 'whirlwind,' Florida man says":
CNN.com has this report
"Greenhouse assesses the direction of the Roberts Court: 'The government wins.'"
Harvard Law School issued this news release
"Who Stands for Standing?"
Linda Greenhouse has this post
at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.