"Roberts Court Cloaks Activism in Complexity":
Law professor Noah Feldman
has this essay
online at Bloomberg View.
"Door May Open for Challenge to Secret Wiretaps":
In Thursday's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage will have an article
that begins, "Five years after Congress authorized a sweeping warrantless surveillance program, the Justice Department is setting up a potential Supreme Court test of whether it is constitutional by notifying a criminal defendant -- for the first time -- that evidence against him derived from the eavesdropping, according to officials."
"Fourth Circuit reverses denial of leave to amend class allegations that were once 'virtually identical' to Dukes v. Wal-Mart but flipped around after Wal-Mart v. Dukes":
Law professor Kevin C. Walsh
has this post
today at his "walshslaw" blog about a ruling
that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
"Supreme Court must realize affirmative action doesn't improve education; Racial diversity has virtually no effect on educational quality and isn't the real rationale for the policy":
Law professor Douglas A. Kahn
has this op-ed
online at The Christian Science Monitor.
"U.S. Supreme Court urged to overturn Md. tax ruling; Decision by state's top court could cost counties about $50 million a year":
The Baltimore Sun has this report
"Strip club case won't be visiting Supreme Court; High court won't hear dancing-as-art argument": This article
appears today in The Times Union of Albany, New York.
And The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, New York reports that "Supreme Court rejects Latham strip joint; Justices won't hear challenge to tax on performances."
"Surprise on Legacy Admissions":
At Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik has a blog post
that begins, "Many of the arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday, on Michigan's ban on affirmative action, were not surprising."
"Analysis: Greenhouse gases case."
Lyle Denniston has this post
"Death penalty in Kansas cop killing case gets aired before Supreme Court":
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report
"Case Pits Freezing Assets Against Hiring Lawyers":
Adam Liptak will have this article
in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined "Justices: Freezing assets could deny right to counsel; New York couple accused of reselling medical devices alleges the government froze the assets they needed to hire attorneys."
In Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall will have an article headlined "Pretrial Asset Seizure Splits Justices; Case of Couple Seeking to Use Funds for Defense Scrambles Usual Ideological Alliances." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court ponders pre-trial asset freezes in criminal cases."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Amy Howe has a post titled "Argument analysis: Asset forfeiture case is close call."
"Let. Us. Pray. What's wrong with falling in love with the amazing Senate chaplain?"
Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay
online at Slate.
"La. high court strikes down immigrant driver law":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren't U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Louisiana at this link.
"Defendant whose conviction led to ban on executing child rapists is granted new trial":
The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has a news update
that begins, "Patrick Kennedy, whose conviction for raping an 8-year-old girl in Harvey led the U.S. Supreme Court to ban the death penalty for child rapists, has been given a new trial."
"Supreme Court hints at narrow ruling in Michigan affirmative action case; The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions violates the equal protection of minorities":
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report
Today's edition of The Michigan Daily contains articles headlined "U.S. Supreme Court discusses Proposal 2" and "Students take to Washington to see history."
Yesterday evening's broadcast of The PBS NewsHour contained a video segment titled "Does a Mich. amendment prohibiting affirmative action violate equal protection?"
And yesterday afternoon on HuffPost Live, Mike Sacks hosted a video segment titled "Supreme Court: Affirmative Action" with guests Elie Mystal, Jennifer Gratz, and Josh Gerstein.
"Tricky permit issue seen splitting challengers to EPA climate rules":
Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report
Yesterday, Jacobs and and Jean Chemnick had an article headlined "Supreme Court to review EPA greenhouse gas emissions permitting." And Jacobs also had an article headlined "Justices decline case on timeline for lawsuits challenging EPA regs."
"Indicted couple want assets freed to pay lawyers":
Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report
Earlier, today's edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial titled "Legal dilemma: The lawyer of their choice; The Supreme Court should require more judicial review in the freezing of financial resources of criminal defendants."
And online today at Reason, Jacob Sullum has an essay titled "The Best Defense Your Money Can't Buy: How prosecutors disarm defendants by freezing their assets."
You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Kaley v. United States, No. 12-464.
"An Artistic Tribute to Four Female Justices":
Tony Mauro has this post
today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Court skeptical of reversal in sheriff's killing":
Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report
You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Kansas v. Cheever, No. 12-609.
"Chevron Lawyer Takes Stand in Trial Over Ecuador Verdict":
Bloomberg News has this report
"Free speech and the American flag: Lawsuit over T-shirt incident at Morgan Hill school lives on."
Howard Mintz has this article
today in The San Jose Mercury News previewing a case scheduled for oral argument tomorrow at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"Justices To Hear Cases On Self-Incrimination, Freezing Assets": Nina Totenberg
of NPR has this blog post
"UK inmates lose right to vote ruling; The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from two prisoners over the right to vote under European Union rules":
BBC News has this report
Bloomberg News reports that "Murderers Lose Right-to-Vote Dispute in Britain's Highest Court."
And The Associated Press reports that "UK's top court rejects inmates' voting rights bid."
You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom at this link. The court has also issued this press summary of the ruling.
"Will the Supreme Court Help Shut Down D.C.?"
Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post
online today at The New Yorker.
"Constitution Check: Does banning affirmative action promote racial equality?"
Lyle Denniston has this post
today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.