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Monday, November 4, 2013

"Supreme Court clash on leaks to reporter Risen moves closer; Testimony won't be required until appeal is heard": The Washington Times has this report.
Posted at 11:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court backs California officer, tosses lawsuit": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Is thumb burn a chemical weapons violation? Supreme Court takes up case; It could pass as soap opera -- unfaithful husband, vengeful wife, poisoned best friend -- but the case before the Supreme Court also raises weighty questions about the scope of federal authority." Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"Pennsylvania Supreme Court's juvenile sentence decision 'chaos,' legal experts say": Adam Brandolph has this article today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Military, CIA compelled medics to abuse detainees, report says": Carol J. Williams of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"PA voters could oust two Supreme Court justices in Tuesday's election": Eric Boehm of PA Independent has this report today.

And The Associated Press reports that "Fearing anti-incumbent mood, unopposed Pa. Supreme Court justice raises $420,000 for campaign."
Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Supreme Court rules against Oklahoma abortion drug law; The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that an Oklahoma law on abortion-inducing drugs is unconstitutional": The Oklahoman has this news update.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Takes Up Steelworkers' Bid for Time for a Change of Clothing": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

In Tuesday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article headlined "Court asked to define 'clothes.'"

And Amanda Becker of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court weighs fight over changing clothes at work."
Posted at 10:11 PM by Howard Bashman



"Birth-control mandate: Which case to review?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Tweeting #Justice: How a campaign strategy transformed into a can't-miss online presence." The November 2013 issue of the Texas Bar Journal contains this interview (dubbed a Twitter-view) with Justice Don R. Willett of the Supreme Court of Texas. You can access his Twitter feed at this link.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Nadon barred from Supreme Court building amid legal challenge": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine has an article that begins, "October was not a very good month for Justice Marc Nadon, the newest appointee to the Supreme Court of Canada. He never did manage to take his seat on the court. But November, if anything, has started off on a worse note."
Posted at 05:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"UVA Law's Laycock to Argue Town of Greece Prayer Case Before Supreme Court": The University of Virginia School of Law issued this news release today.
Posted at 05:27 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal Judicial Nominations: Skunky D.C. Stats, Justified Ideological Nominations, Vacancies Without Nominees." Russell Wheeler has this post today at the "FixGov" blog of the Brookings Institution.
Posted at 05:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"High court could soon take up new abortion case": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:23 PM by Howard Bashman


"Wages for Donning Safety Gear Debated at U.S. High Court": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp., No. 12-417.
Posted at 03:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review." This post appears today at "Blawg Review."

Today's final installment of Blawg Review has spawned related posts at "Simple Justice," "Defending People," "The Trial Warrior Blog," "My Law License," "Popehat," "New York Personal Injury Law Blog," "Declarations and Exclusions," "a public defender," "Likelihood of Confusion," "Charon QC," and "Infamy or Praise."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"BP tells 5th Circuit to throw out private oil spill settlement if business claims rules aren't fixed": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update.

Bloomberg News reports that "BP Spill Settlement Objectors Seek to Overturn Approval."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court hears arguments on BP oil spill settlement."

You can access the audio of today's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit via this link (30.6 MB Windows Media audio file).
Posted at 02:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Texas abortion providers ask Supreme Court to intervene": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this news update.
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices Decide Not to Hear Oklahoma Abortion Case": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court lets stand Oklahoma court ruling against part of new abortion law."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court preserves Oklahoma ruling against abortion-drug limits."

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Dismisses Oklahoma Abortion Case; State-Level Fights Continue as Texas Appeal Reaches Justices."

Richard Wolf of USA Today has a news update headlined "Justices won't hear Okla. appeal on medical abortions; Decision comes after state Supreme Court ruled that the law, passed in 2011 but later struck down in court, would have banned all medical abortions."

The Tulsa World has a news update headlined "High court ends Oklahoma bid to limit drug abortions."

Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Justices End Oklahoma Abortion Law Appeal."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"High Court sets date for same-sex marriage challenge": The Sydney Morning Herald has this news update.

The Canberra Times has a news update headlined "High Court sets date for same-sex marriage hearing."

The Guardian (UK) reports that "High court to hear challenge to ACT same sex marriage laws in December; Chief justice says states will be interested whether the Commonwealth has sole powers to regulate marriage."

And The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Same-sex marriage legalization in one Australian district may be short-lived; The federal government is challenging a bill in Australian Capital Territory that legalizes same-sex marriage, contending that it violates the federal Marriage Act."
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Difference Between Conservative and Liberal Justices": Law professor Geoffrey R. Stone has this blog entry online at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 12:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Prevails: A conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg '54." Beth Saulnier has this article as the cover story of the November/December 2013 issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine.
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Texas Health Care Providers Take Fight Against Unconstitutional Law to U.S. Supreme Court": A news release that arrived via email several minutes ago from Planned Parenthood Federation of America begins:
Following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that allowed the immediate enforcement of a state law blocking women from getting services from one-third of abortion providers in the state, reproductive health care providers have taken their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today the women's health care providers who jointly filed suit last month on behalf of their patients have filed an emergency application with the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction granted by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on October 28 blocking a Texas provision requiring doctors who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital -- a requirement that leading medical associations oppose and only results in women losing access to safe medical care.
You can access the full press release at this link. And the stay application itself can be viewed via this link.
Posted at 09:46 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

The Court issued a per curiam summary reversal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Stanton v. Sims, No. 12-1217.

And Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in Marek v. Lane, No. 13-136.

In early news coverage, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Abortion Case Dropped as High Court Leaves Law Voided" and "Firearm Ban After Assault Left Intact by U.S. High Court."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Oklahoma abortion pill case" and "U.S. justices decline to review Facebook 'Beacon' settlement."

The Associated Press reports that "High court ends Okla. bid to limit drug abortions."

And at "SCOTUSblog" Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court won't rule on RU-486 abortion."
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman



"Does Jesus Belong at Town Council Meetings? The High Court ponders a case where local clergy encourage citizens to approach the local government on bended knee." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court Offers a Golden Opportunity on Stop and Frisk": Paul M. Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek has this essay today.
Posted at 09:04 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge Williams was model of professionalism and for living; her funeral is today at 11": This editorial appears today in The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

This post from yesterday links to related news coverage.
Posted at 09:03 AM by Howard Bashman



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