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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Senate Prepares to Vote on Second D.C. Circuit Nominee": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 11:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Give Me Amendments or Give Me Death: Inside the secretive campaign by state legislators to pass conservative amendments in 34 states and rewrite the Constitution." Emma Roller and David Weigel have this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Takes Pass on Union-Organizing Case; Concludes It Made Mistake in Agreeing to Hear Case on Long-Used Organizing Tool": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges Hesitant Over DNA Collection Law": Pamela A. MacLean has this post today at her "Trial Insider" blog.

You can view the video of yesterday's Ninth Circuit en banc oral argument via this link.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justices Hear Arguments on Cross-State Air Pollution Rules": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: A good day for EPA?"

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.

Update: In other coverage, Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Justices may back EPA on cross-state air pollution; Justices appear divided over whether states or the federal government should impose a solution that would burden 'upwind' states in order to benefit those 'downwind.'"

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices voice support for air pollution regulation."

And Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire reports that "Supreme Court seems receptive to some EPA arguments in cross-state case."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman



The Ninth Circuit has posted online the "Appellate Lawyer Representatives' Ninth Circuit Practice Guide": You can access the 113-page PDF document, dated yesterday, at this link.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court: Tax on Vt. nuclear plant might be OK." The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court looks at EPA rule on cross-state pollution": The Associated Press has this report.

And Greg Stohr and Mark Drajem of Bloomberg News report that "U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Reviving Obama Coal Pollution Rule."
Posted at 12:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"NY court: Reporter shielded in Colo. shooting case." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "New York's top court says state law protects a Fox News reporter from being forced to reveal her sources for a story about the suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater last year."

You can access today's 4-to-3 ruling of the New York State Court of Appeals -- that state's highest court -- at this link.

Update: The Times Union of Albany, New York has a news update headlined "Top court: Shield Law protects Fox reporter."

And Reuters reports that "Reporter allowed to keep sources secret in Colorado theater shooting."
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman



"Court won't rule on union-casino agreement": The Associated Press has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court dismiss union organizing case."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Case on Union Organizing Agreements."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Senate approves Patricia Millett for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals": Politico.com has this report.

Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that "Senate Confirms Obama's Top Judge After Historic Filibuster Change."

The Associated Press reports that "Democrats use new power to tilt appeals court."

Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post reports that "Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Under New Filibuster Rules, World Doesn't End."

And The Hill has a blog post titled "Senate confirms first 'post-nuclear' nominee in 56-38 vote."

Update: You can access the U.S. Senate's official roll call vote tally at this link.
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman



"BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman


"Legal battle over Nazi-seized masterpiece revived": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.

And in other coverage, at her "Trial Insider" blog Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Holocaust Art Case Reinstated."
Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman



The U.S. Senate has just begun voting on the nomination of Patricia Ann Millett to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: C-SPAN2 is providing live coverage.

In related news, The Hill has a blog post titled "Senators enter into 'post-nuclear' world."
Posted at 10:16 AM by Howard Bashman



"Constitution Check: Do stockholders need a veto over corporate campaign spending?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Seven Top Legal Stories of 2014": Jeffrey Toobin has this predictive blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:11 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's actions of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Jacobs, No. 12-815. You can access the oral argument via this link.

And the Court dismissed the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted in Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, No. 12-99. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman



"Democrats using new power to tilt appeals court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Ariz. abortion rights group want SCOTUS to stop new law": Howard Fischer of The East Valley Tribune has this report.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman


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