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Friday, December 20, 2013

The contents of the December 2013 issue of the Harvard Law Review can now be accessed online: Via this link.

The issue includes various essays under the heading "In Memoriam: Ronald Dworkin" and recent cases essays about United States v. Caronia and United States v. Wurie.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"State Bar's race records ruled public documents": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Today's edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an article headlined "California high court says state bar should release exam scores; California Supreme Court rules for affirmative-action researcher, saying public has 'legitimate interest' in admissions process; But it also calls for privacy protections."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "California Bar Must Share Race Data."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's unanimous California Supreme Court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"Five Names, Including Neal Katyal, Reportedly to Be Forwarded for Judge Davis' Seat on 4th Circuit": Michael Wein has this post today at the "Maryland Appellate Blog."
Posted at 08:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal appeals court upholds temporary block on state abortion law": Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this news update.

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 04:51 PM by Howard Bashman



"Federal judge strikes down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage": Brooke Adams of The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.

The Deseret News has an update headlined "Federal judge rules Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional."

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah at this link.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States Courts of Appeals": The White House issued this news release yesterday.

My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman



"Lights, camera, Supreme Court: It's about time; Television broadcasts from the chambers would be good for democracy and good for the institution." Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court's Big Year Ends With Big Love": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court strikes down Canada's prostitution laws": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's major prostitution laws, saying that bans on street soliciting, brothels and people living off the avails of prostitution create severe dangers for vulnerable women and therefore violate Canadians' basic values."

The Toronto Star has a news update headlined "Supreme Court of Canada strikes down federal criminal prostitution laws; Ottawa given one-year grace period to redraft scheme."

The Associated Press reports that "Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws."

Reuters reports that "Top Canada court strikes down prostitution restrictions."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Canada Top Court Invalidates Prostitution Laws on Safety."

You can access today's unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
Posted at 12:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Legality of the National Security Agency's Bulk Data Surveillance Programs": Law professor John Yoo has posted this paper online at SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman


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