Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage
The Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says.
The Washington Post
Judge upholds warrant for Microsoft e-mail on foreign server
In the Microsoft foreign e-mail warrant case that I have blogged about , Chief Judge Preska held a hearing today and ruled from the bench that Microsoft was required to comply with the warrant.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Government's Ultimate Power: Executing Americans, with Atrocities
I have been reporting for years on the kinds of executions that led Justice Harry Blackmun to declare in a Feb.22, 1994, dissent that he would no longer vote for the death penalty: "The problem is that the inevitability of factual, legal and moral error gives us a system that we know must wrongly kill some defendants, a system that fails to deliver ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Did Congress pass Obamacare the right way? Court dismisses lawsuit.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to invalidate the president's health-care reform law on grounds that the massive piece of legislation did not originate in the House of Representatives as required by the Constitution.
Workplace Prof Blog
State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette
Following up on my last post regarding the latest ruling in Fisher , I'd like to continue the dialogue on the issue of public-sector affirmative action, and its relevance for the public workplace and other public domains, in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Shuette v.
US News & World Report
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Greatest Hits
Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be considered the most likely to retire of the Supreme Court Justices, but she's still the queen of the dissent.
Cybercast News Service
Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court to Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law
True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Reportedly a Harvard Law School graduate, the NCPO's potential choice to head the new constitution drafting committee might be able to request assistance for this most important of tasks from some of his fellow alumni.
How to avoid mucking up the most crucial part of discourse
Each year, the Federal Judicial Center - the splendidly organized education and research agency of the federal courts - holds a series of courses for newly seated federal judges.
ABA Annual Meeting in Boston features a new format to reduce conflicts, inspire a sense of community
Boston is one of America's oldest cities, but everything will seem new this month when the ABA holds its first annual meeting there in more than 60 years.
Voting Rights Push Still Active on Hill Year After Supreme Court Ruling
It has been more than a year since the Supreme Court invalidated a key section of the 1975 Voting Rights Act, which civil liberties groups argue has left them with fewer tools to fight voting discrimination.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
The Paducah Sun Online Edition
Obamacare's federal subsidies case heading for high court showdown
The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state exchanges? Two federal appeals courts have reached contradictory conclusions - at least so far.
Cape Cod Times
Federal judge rules against DC ban on carrying guns
A federal judge struck down the nation's last complete prohibition on carrying guns outside the home, declaring the District of Columbia's strict handgun ban unconstitutional.
Will Dick Heller Carry in D.C.?
Dick Heller is celebrating the resounding victory in the Palmer v. D.C. carry outside the home case that was released yesterday.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Obamacare Architect Explained Intent Behind Allowing Subsidies Only on State Exchanges
Jonathan Gruber, a professor at MIT, is widely is regarded as the architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare.
Focused on Franchise Law - July 2014
Tal Grinblat, as Vice Chair of Legislation for the Franchise Law Committee of the State Bar of California, was invited to Sacramento by the Department of Business Oversight to discuss Assembly Bill 2289.
Real Clear Politics
Heading for a High Court Showdown?
The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state exchanges? Two federal appeals courts have reached contradictory conclusions -- at least so far.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Appeals courts hand down conflicting rulings on health care subsidies
The split decisions on a central element of the law increase the chances that the Supreme Court will take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act as early as the coming year.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Washington Post
Looking for recommendations on Professional Responsibility texts
Over the last year, I've grown interested in teaching Professional Responsibility, the law school course on ethics and legal practice.
Obama's Old Law Professor 'Wouldn't Bet the Family Farm' on Obamacare Subsidies Surviving at SCOTUS
Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe is a veteran liberal scholar who counts both President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts among his former students.