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April 23, 02:11 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller

After a delay caused by the well-publicized attack on Typepad, Robert Miller is poised to begin guest blogging. Robert is...




April 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award




April 23, 12:11 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Voice of first U.S. Hispanic justice heard in major race case"

"Voice of first U.S. Hispanic justice heard in major race case": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report .




April 23, 12:07 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "OK, Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action: But does that really mean race no longer matters, as the Supreme Court's conservatives say?"

"OK, Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action: But does that really mean race no longer matters, as the Supreme Court's conservatives say?" Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




April 23, 12:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Argument analysis: Thirty years later, '1984' is still scary."

"Argument analysis: Thirty years later, '1984' is still scary." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




April 22, 11:56 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   DeFunis, Defunct




April 22, 11:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices Skeptical of Aereo's Business"

"Justices Skeptical of Aereo's Business": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times. In Wednesday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage will have an article headlined " Supreme Court justices appear conflicted over Aereo copyright case; A ruling...




April 22, 11:34 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Atheists' new plan of attack against Pledge of Allegiance: state courts; An atheist New Jersey family is saying the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of their equal protection under state law."

"Atheists' new plan of attack against Pledge of Allegiance: state courts; An atheist New Jersey family is saying the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of their equal protection under state law; Previously, such lawsuits were filed in federal court." The Christian Scien...




April 22, 11:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court rules anonymous tip is enough to stop driver"

"Supreme Court rules anonymous tip is enough to stop driver": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report . David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that " Supreme Court upholds California police search based on 911 tip ." Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports...




April 22, 11:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of Coke's right to 'cheat consumers.'"

"Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of Coke's right to 'cheat consumers.'" Ronald Mann has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."




April 22, 10:32 PM   /   madisonian.net   /   The Three Pictures of Aereo

As many who follow such things know, ABC v. Aereo was argued today before the Supreme Court. My writeup on it last year provides some background about the case and my views at the time (which have changed a bit … Continue reading → The post The Three Pictures of Aereo appeared first o...




April 22, 10:17 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Amgen Inc. v. Harris 13-888 Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that respondents, in seeking to prove their claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), could invoke the presumption of class-wide reliance approved by this Court fo...




April 22, 09:49 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Taboo Trades Reading Lists

Yay! It's good to be back. Hope you missed us as much as we missed you. One of the things that I talked about with Christian and Joe the other day was my course on Taboo Trades and Forbidden markets...




April 22, 09:10 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Opinion analysis: Big new role for anonymous tipsters

Analysis Starting with one unproved claim from an unknown source, letting it lead to a supposition, and then allowing it to justify taking action, the Supreme Court in a closely divided ruling Tuesday gave police broad new authority to turn anonymous tips into traffic stops, and then, often, into...




April 22, 09:03 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Evening round-up: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

This morning, a divided Court upheld an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of affirmative action by public universities in admissions.  Justice Kennedy announced the judgment of the Court in an opinion that was joined by the Chief Justice and Justice Alito.  Justice Sca...




April 22, 09:02 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Evening round-up: Today’s oral arguments

Today the Court heard oral argument in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus and American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo.  Writing for this blog, Mark Walsh provides an “’view’ from the Court” for this big day.  Early coverage in the first case, a First Amendment challenge to an Ohio law that crimin...




April 22, 08:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   What's up with the mules?

Okay, I've seen this twice in 2 days as we've driven into work: What does it mean?! Meade took the photo, on campus, on University Drive.




April 22, 07:58 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   We've been MIA

Dear Readers, Just wanted to bring you up to date on happenings around these parts. As many of you have noticed the blog's been down for the better part of the last five or so days. Our host, typepad, has...




April 22, 07:54 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument analysis: Thirty years later, “1984″ is still scary

Analysis It has been all of thirty years since George Orwell’s “1984,” but imagery from that novel can still be scary, indeed.  The image of a “Ministry of Truth” was floated in the Supreme Court’s chamber on Tuesday, and it drew the Justices away from the cons...




April 22, 07:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I felt an incredible anxiety—the same anxiety I had felt every day since my diagnosis. Then, like a switch went on..."

"... I went from being anxious to analyzing my anxiety from the outside. I realized that nothing was actually happening to me objectively. It was real because I let it become real. And, right when I had that thought, I saw a cloud of black smoke come out of my body and float away." A quote from "...




April 22, 06:54 PM   /   Underbelly   /   Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not




April 22, 06:54 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in FTC Win

The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes amid growing concerns about hospital mergers and their effect on prices against the backdrop of America's health-care upheaval.




April 22, 06:54 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC

The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes amid growing concerns about hospital mergers and their effect on prices against the backdrop of America's health-care upheaval.




April 22, 06:54 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC

The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes amid growing concerns about hospital mergers and their effect on prices against the backdrop of America's health-care upheaval.




April 22, 06:00 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of Coke’s right to “cheat consumers.”

It’s a blessing and a curse.  One advantage of retaining experienced counsel for a Supreme Court argument is the likelihood that the Justices well might listen more carefully before dismissing what counsel has to say.  But Monday’s argument in POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola showed the downside:  the ...




April 22, 05:26 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument analysis: Slipping down the digital slope

Analysis In the digital age, perhaps only someone as old as Justice Stephen G. Breyer (or older) would fret about what might happen to a store that sells “phonograph records.”  It is doubtful, in the extreme, whether there are any of those anymore, but no matter: Breyer and other Just...




April 22, 04:55 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   A “view” from the Court: Big arguments, preceded by an even bigger opinion

It’s the second-to-last week of oral arguments of the Term, and some of the last big cases are being argued. The courtroom is packed and filled with anticipation, not so much for the first case to be argued today but the second. The first case is Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, in which the [&...




April 22, 04:51 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "One man's obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court"

"One man's obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report .




April 22, 04:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading"

"Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading": Christopher M. Matthews has this post at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."




April 22, 04:17 PM   /   madisonian.net   /   Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?

The Aereo case was argued this morning, and before Paul Clement could even get rolling on his introduction on behalf of the broadcaster plaintiffs, Justice Sotomayor hit him with this: JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Why aren’t [companies like Aereo] cable companies? MR. … Continue reading →...




April 22, 03:53 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Curative plea challenging SC verdict against gay sex to be heard in open court next week"

"Curative plea challenging SC verdict against gay sex to be heard in open court next week": Press Trust of India has this report . And BuzzFeed reports that " Indian Supreme Court To Reconsider Sodomy Ruling; 'This is a bit of hope,' said one of the lawyers in a case ."




April 22, 03:45 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Opinion analysis: Affirmative action — up to the voters

Analysis Casting aside a three-decade-old constitutional theory that allowed racial minorities to protect public policies that favor equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a state’s voters have the power to stop officials from using race to shape government programs.  The lead op...




April 22, 03:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gang member shot, killed after lunging at court witness"

"Gang member shot, killed after lunging at court witness": This front page article appears today in The Deseret News, along with a front page article headlined " From prep football to prison, gang life led to destructive path ." Today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune contains a front page artic...




April 22, 03:36 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"

Recently posted to SSRN: "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'" JACQUELYN SHAW, Dalhousie University Abstract: Death is a phenomenon that resists simple explanation. While the cardiopulmonary criterion of...




April 22, 03:16 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Opinion analysis: Affirmative action — up to the voters

Casting aside a three-decade-old constitutional theory that allowed racial minorities to protect public policies that favor equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a state’s voters have the power to stop officials from using race to shape government programs.  The lead opinion exp...




April 22, 03:02 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline

The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action represents the latest in a line of decisions addressing policies that take race into account. Here is a timeline of the high court's affirmative-action rulings, beginning with today's.




April 22, 03:02 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline

The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action represents the latest in a line of decisions addressing policies that take race into account. Here is a timeline of the high court's affirmative-action rulings, beginning with today's.




April 22, 03:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   A long NYT obituary for someone whose accomplishment lay in the field of editing Wikipedia.

"'It is a huge loss for Wikipedia,' said Sue Gardner, the executive director of the foundation in San Francisco that runs Wikipedia, who has made a priority of getting more women to edit it. 'She may have been our single biggest contributor on these topics — female authors, women’s history.'" Ms....




April 22, 02:50 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Editor’s Note

On Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging beginning at 9:45 a.m.




April 22, 02:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Vertigo is a carnival world and I was the Human Bumper Car."

"I moved without authority because the simple act of shifting my head’s plane threw me into chaos. But so did remaining motionless. I was never comfortable or relaxed, never at ease, at home in my world."




April 22, 02:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"




April 22, 02:24 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Today’s transcripts

The transcript in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc. is here.  The transcript in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus is here.




April 22, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Keystone Route Ruling Should Be Overturned, Nebraska Says"

"Keystone Route Ruling Should Be Overturned, Nebraska Says": Bloomberg News has this report .




April 22, 02:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "High court hears streaming TV case"

"High court hears streaming TV case": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report . Greg Stohr and Alex Barinka of Bloomberg News report that " Aereo Online-TV Service Questioned by U.S. Supreme Court ." And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that " U.S. justices conflicted over Aereo TV...




April 22, 02:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   Who defines what is victimhood... when the target of sadistic pranks is somewhere on the autism spectrum?

Hanna Rosin describes a teenage boy and the pretty girls who are being prosecuted, whom he would still like to see as friends. For a boy like Michael, wooing a girl, winning her trust and then trying to participate in her pranks, even while they made him uncomfortable and put him in some danger, ...




April 22, 02:03 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" for Wall Street about what constitutes a crime. The comments came Tuesday during arguments of an appeal brought by two former hedge-f...




April 22, 02:03 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" for Wall Street about what constitutes a crime. The comments came Tuesday during arguments of an appeal brought by two former hedge-f...




April 22, 01:58 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Supreme Court Justices Conflicted on Legality of Aereo

Supreme Court justices on Tuesday expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo Inc., but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.




April 22, 01:58 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Supreme Court Justices Conflicted on Legality of Aereo

Supreme Court justices on Tuesday expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo Inc., but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.




April 22, 01:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies"

"Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies": The Associated Press has this report .




April 22, 01:11 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument preview: Law school clinic seeks to preserve day in court for victims of polluted well water

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will conclude its penultimate week of oral argument for the October Term 2013 by hearing an environmental case which poses a question of statutory interpretation that may not be as simple as it first appears.  When Congress specified in Section 309 of CERCLA (the C...




April 22, 01:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   "And you actually enjoy studying law? That's weird."

From the finalists in Above the Law's Law Review Video Contest , this one's from my old law school NYU (language warning): For the record, I think the main character in this video has it right, it's what I expect from all my students, and it's the way I pretty much (kind of) was as a law student ...




April 22, 12:58 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Happy Krauthammer Day

The day has rolled around again when we celebrate Charles Krauthammer’s linking of his, and his administration friends’ credibility to a confident prediction about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve had five week...




April 22, 12:50 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Justice Department Defends Email Searches

The Justice Department is taking on a federal magistrate judge in Washington who says the agency's practice of requesting bulk email in criminal investigations violates the privacy rights of Americans.




April 22, 12:50 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Justice Department Defends Email Searches

The Justice Department is taking on a federal magistrate judge in Washington who says the agency's practice of requesting bulk email in criminal investigations violates the privacy rights of Americans.




April 22, 12:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   The way to get a concurring opinion out of Chief Justice Roberts is to rewrite his famous aphorism, "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race").

In Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative, Integration and Immigration and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary , today's new Supreme Court opinion ( PDF )(discussed at length in the previous post ), Chief Justice Roberts, having joined the plurality opinion, wrote a very short con...




April 22, 12:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Most Overrated Supreme Court Justice"

"The Most Overrated Supreme Court Justice": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.




April 22, 12:35 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Highlights from the Supreme Court’s Affirmative-Action Ruling

Law Blog collects key passages from the affirmative-action ruling handed down by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.




April 22, 12:35 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Highlights from the Supreme Court’s Affirmative-Action Ruling

Law Blog collects key passages from the affirmative-action ruling handed down by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.




April 22, 12:04 PM   /   Balkinization   /   The Loyal Opposition




April 22, 11:59 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling: An Explainer

REUTERS Tuesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court on the use of race as a criteria in colleges' and universities’ admissions policies is the latest blow to affirmative action programs. What happened? In a 6-2 ruling – Justice Elena Kagan did not participate – the court essentially found that the U.S....




April 22, 11:59 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling: An Explainer

REUTERS Tuesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court on the use of race as a criteria in colleges' and universities’ admissions policies is the latest blow to affirmative action programs. What happened? In a 6-2 ruling – Justice Elena Kagan did not participate – the court essentially found that the U.S....




April 22, 11:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban"

"Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update . Robert Barnes and William Branigin of The Washington Post have a news update headlined " Supreme Court reverses decision that tossed out Michigan's ban on racial preferences ." Tom ...




April 22, 11:48 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Law Against Lying in Elections"

"Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Law Against Lying in Elections": Jess Bravin has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google . In addition, at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog, Bravin has a post titled " Ohio AG...




April 22, 11:28 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court to decide on Aereo, an obscure start-up that could reshape the TV industry"

"Supreme Court to decide on Aereo, an obscure start-up that could reshape the TV industry": Cecilia Kang and Robert Barnes have this article today in The Washington Post. The Los Angeles Times reports that " Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court; On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear...




April 22, 11:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Matawan-Aberdeen school district sued over 'under God' in pledge; Lawsuit claims wording alienates atheists, humanists and violates N.J. constitution"

"Matawan-Aberdeen school district sued over 'under God' in pledge; Lawsuit claims wording alienates atheists, humanists and violates N.J. constitution": This article appears today in The Asbury Park Press. And The Associated Press reports that " New Jersey school sued over 'under God' in pledge ."




April 22, 11:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "No stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

"No stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg": Columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post has this op-ed .




April 22, 11:06 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   GM, Victim Families Spar Over Liability

People who are suing General Motors Co. over an ignition-switch defect want a bankruptcy judge to declare that the auto maker's government-orchestrated sale in 2009 doesn't shield it from liability for the ignition problem, which has been linked to more than a dozen deaths.




April 22, 11:06 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   GM, Victim Families Spar Over Liability

People who are suing General Motors Co. over an ignition-switch defect want a bankruptcy judge to declare that the auto maker's government-orchestrated sale in 2009 doesn't shield it from liability for the ignition problem, which has been linked to more than a dozen deaths.




April 22, 11:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases

Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in two argued cases. 1. Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Prado Navarette v. California , No. 12-9490. Justice Antonin Scalia issued a dissenting opinion, in which J...




April 22, 10:56 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Hiring Announcement: VAP Position in Environmental Law

Hiring Announcement: VAP Position in Environmental Law Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law at Pace Law School Pace Law School seeks applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law. The VAP in Environmental Law will hold a one-year appointment, rene...




April 22, 10:43 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative-Action Ban

A splintered Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 6-2 states may end racial preferences without violating the U.S. Constitution.




April 22, 10:43 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative-Action Ban

A splintered Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 6-2 states may end racial preferences without violating the U.S. Constitution.




April 22, 10:38 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Schuette v. Bamn




April 22, 10:24 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Breaking News

The opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is here. The opinion in Navarette v. California is here.




April 22, 10:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   The Supreme Court decides Schuette, the affirmative action case about Michigan's state constitutional law ban on affirmative action.

Unsurprisingly, the Court reversed the 6th Circuit, which had found a federal constitutional violation in amending the state constitution to forbid affirmative action. But the breakdown of the opinions is important. SCOTUSblog summarizes: The opinion is divided. Justice Kennedy wrote the pluralit...




April 22, 10:22 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Issue Spotting

Thank you to the regular bloggers at Workplace Prof Blog for allowing me to guest post this month. With their blessing, I will often be cross-posting from my new blog, Friend of the Court, available at http://friendofthecourtblog.wordpress.com/. Friend of the...




April 22, 10:06 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Tushnet on the Roberts Court at BC




April 22, 10:04 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Not In Indiana

An Illinois attorney not barred in Indiana has agreed to an order barring him from practice in the Hoosier State. The Indiana Supreme Court entered the order based on these facts Franciscan Alliance Inc. ("Franciscan") is a nonprofit corporation with...




April 22, 09:52 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino

Welcome to guest blogger Sandra Sperino. Sandra teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Torts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From her faculty bio page: Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil procedure, torts, and employment law....




April 22, 09:52 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Civil War Widows Home Trivia

This is a trivia question about a home for civil war veterans' widows. Until I saw this building I didn't even know these existed, though I obviously should have. Really makes me wonder about the literature on homes for veterans'...




April 22, 09:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Weighs Aid to Holders of Argentine Debt"

"Supreme Court Weighs Aid to Holders of Argentine Debt": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times. Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that " Justices shed few tears for Argentina in debt case ." Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined " U.S. Supreme Court ...




April 22, 09:44 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Live blog of opinions (Sponsored by Bloomberg Law) (Updated: Completed)

We are live blogging this morning as opinions are issued. Please click this link to be taken to the live blog page.




April 22, 09:40 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   What’s Wrong with Men’s Studies

What’s Wrong with Men’s Studies The Chronicle has some convoluted, and perhaps confused, thoughts here (pay site; sorry). -Bridget Crawford Feminist Law Professors




April 22, 09:37 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws; High court justices take a dim view of Coca-Cola's selling juice labeled as pomegranate-blueberry that is mostly apple and grape juice"

"Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws; High court justices take a dim view of Coca-Cola's selling juice labeled as pomegranate-blueberry that is mostly apple and grape juice": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.




April 22, 09:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Just because Justice Scalia has every right to say stupid stuff doesn’t mean it’s a responsible move for someone occupying high office."

"He should apologize," says Joe Patrice at Above the Law , who I suspect just never liked Scalia anyway. Patrice is (or is pretending to be) all exercised about what is one of Justice Scalia's stock responses to what is a predictable question as Justice Scalia routinely travels around giving esse...




April 22, 09:35 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Should Supreme Court Justices Play Politics With Retirement?"

"Should Supreme Court Justices Play Politics With Retirement?" Jesse Wegman has this post at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.




April 22, 09:33 AM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Interruptions

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April 22, 09:28 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Ensuring Access to Justice for Transgender People

Ensuring Access to Justice for Transgender People In October, 2013, the New York State Judicial Institute sponsored a 3-day training program for judges and court personnel on “Transgender Litigants in the Courtroom: Providing Equal Access and Impartial Justice.” Transcripts of the pro...




April 22, 09:27 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Oklahoma Supreme Court stays executions of two inmates; The executions of Clayton Derrell Lockett, 38, and Charles Frederick Warner, 46, have been postponed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court"

"Oklahoma Supreme Court stays executions of two inmates; The executions of Clayton Derrell Lockett, 38, and Charles Frederick Warner, 46, have been postponed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court; The stays will last until a case about the source of the state's lethal injection drugs is fully adjudicated...




April 22, 09:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   What's newly fit to print.

"Fuck Brooklyn!"




April 22, 09:00 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Event announcement

On the morning of May 1, Constitutional Accountability Center will host a “Home Stretch at the Supreme Court” panel at the National Press Club, reviewing the Term’s decisions and the blockbusters to come. The panel will be moderated by Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and will feature Erin Murphy, who rec...




April 22, 08:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   Do people get nicer or crankier as they age?

Nicer! Science says. Some of us, anyway, according to this Wall Street Journal article, "Personality Research Says Change in Major Traits Occurs Naturally/Many people become more agreeable, dependable and emotionally stable, and also more introverted." From the ages of 20 to 65, people report inc...




April 22, 08:51 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   U.S. Attorney Forms Chicago Crime Unit; High Court Reviews Election Lying Law

The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.




April 22, 08:51 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   U.S. Attorney Forms Chicago Crime Unit; High Court Reviews Election Lying Law

The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.




April 22, 08:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I’d rather pay down my credit cards than take on another bill for something I don’t know that I’m going to need."

Says one lady, quoted in a NYT article about people who have chosen not to buy health insurance. These seem to be mostly people who just can't budget the cost, but some of it is about malfunctioning websites and some is ideological opposition to Obamacare.




April 22, 08:08 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   In Georgia

The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who defaulted on allegations that she abandoned a civil client and made misrepresentation to a trial court. The attorney's spouse received a significant amount of publicity in 2007 (see this post here)...




April 22, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   The Evolution of Executive Compensation and the Impact of Say on Pay

The NYT published a pair of pieces on executive compensation. One looked at the amount (a 9% increase in the median) and the other looked at the metrics used to determine the amount . Other articles have suggested that companies use a wide variety of metrics that rely on " unconventional earnings...




April 22, 07:11 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Tuesday round-up

Today the Court will hear oral arguments in two highly anticipated cases.  In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the Court will consider a First Amendment challenge to an Ohio law that criminalizes false political statements. Lyle Denniston previewed the case for this blog.  Other coverage comes ...




April 22, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   What Rents May Broadcasters Charge?

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