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March 4, 08:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Appears Sharply Split in Case on Health Law"

"Supreme Court Appears Sharply Split in Case on Health Law": Adam Liptak will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times. Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain an editorial titled " The Supreme Court and the Fate of American Health Care ." In Thursday's edition of The Washingt...




March 4, 06:33 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   ACLU responds to Ron Collins

So, it appears I was sort-of right. As ACLU Exec Director Anthony Romero responds to Ron Collins, the organizations Workplan excluded free expression because other civil liberties issues involve bigger, broader, more systematic challenges involving more coordinated efforts. Free expression involv...




March 4, 06:10 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Dueling Visions of Reality in King v. Burwell




March 4, 06:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?"

"Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?" The Associated Press has this report .




March 4, 06:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case"

"Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing."




March 4, 06:03 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Afternoon round-up: Today’s argument in King v. Burwell

This morning the Court heard oral argument in King v. Burwell, a challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange established by the federal government. Lyle Denniston covered the decision for this blog, Amy Howe explained the argument in...




March 4, 05:48 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   A view from the Courtroom: Today’s oral argument

If there was any doubt that Wednesday was a big day at the Supreme Court, a reminder came as a group of reporters waited in line in a hallway to pass through security to enter the courtroom. Around 9:30 a.m., just a half-hour before the arguments in King v. Burwell were to begin, Supreme Court [&...




March 4, 04:50 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Will concern for states’ rights win out in subsidies battle? Today’s argument in Plain English

After nearly ninety minutes of oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for people who purchase health insurance on a marketplace created by the federal government, six Justices had tipped their hands.  Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Step...




March 4, 04:20 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Solicitation of Responses to Lessig at Cleveland-Marshall

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland State Law Review will be hosting Professor Lawrence Lessig on April 17, 2015. His address is “How Money (in politics) Matters.” The Cleveland State Law Review is building a symposium around the talk...




March 4, 04:16 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Solicitation of Responses to Lessig at Cleveland Marshall

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland State Law Review will be hosting Professor Lawrence Lessig on April 17, 2015. His address is “How Money (in politics) Matters.” The Cleveland State Law Review is building a symposium around the talk...




March 4, 03:51 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?

by Michael Dorf In the aftermath of the King v. Burwell oral argument , what I have previously called "SCOTUS kremlinology"  now commences: Lawyers and law professors will dissect every question asked by the various Justices and even matters analogous to the seating arrangements--such as the...




March 4, 03:41 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Origins of Nuremberg




March 4, 02:27 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   The Spread Of The Resource Extraction Reporting Requirement, In A Map

The SEC still hasn't gotten around to finishing the latest version of the resource extraction rule, which requires publicly traded...




March 4, 02:26 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Initial Reaction to the Argument




March 4, 02:20 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 10

The LSAC is now reporting that "As of 2/27/15, there are 247,698 fall 2015 applications submitted by 36,120 applicants. Applicants are down 6.9% and applications are down 8.7% from 2014. Last year at this time, we had 71% of the...




March 4, 02:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   Reading the King v. Burwell transcript.

Here's the PDF of today's oral argument. I'm going to read it right now and give my immediate impressions. MORE TO COME




March 4, 01:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Embattled First Amendment: The Supreme Court is interpreting free speech in new ways that threaten our democracy."

"The Embattled First Amendment: The Supreme Court is interpreting free speech in new ways that threaten our democracy." Lincoln Caplan has this cover story in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Scholar.




March 4, 01:43 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA

Analysis One of the most important functions of oral argument in the Supreme Court is that it can strongly shape the next round: the private deliberations among the nine Justices as they start work on a decision.  The much-awaited hearing Wednesday on the stiff new challenge to the Affordable Car...




March 4, 01:42 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument summary: How does requiring a warrant interfere with surprise police searches of hotel guest registers?

The first case argued Tuesday morning, City of Los Angeles v. Patel, was about whether a Los Angeles ordinance that requires motel operators to allow the police to examine hotel guest registers, without seeking a warrant first, is constitutional. The en banc Ninth Circuit ruled that is is not, be...




March 4, 01:34 PM   /   Althouse   /   "In the shock scenario where Hillary bows out, the Democratic establishment would be initially stunned and directionless."

Says Bill Scher (at Politico) , seeming to argue that some sort of order would emerge from the chaos, but — and I've read the whole thing — I'm really not sure what. Key passage: As of now, says [Democratic consultant Chris] Lapetina. “there really isn’t any enthusiasm” for the non-Hillary Democr...




March 4, 01:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   The oral argument transcript in King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, is now available online:

The oral argument transcript in King v. Burwell , No. 14-114, is now available online: The U.S. Supreme Court has posted the transcript at this link .




March 4, 01:22 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Today’s transcript

The transcript of this morning’s argument in King v. Burwell is here.




March 4, 11:51 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Class

A decision issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit The law firm of Leeds, Morelli & Brown PC, representing 587 plaintiffs with discrimination claims against their employer, defendant‐appellant Nextel Communications, Inc., agreed with Nextel...




March 4, 11:47 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   King v. Burwell updates: Kennedy concerned about consequences

Until we hear how Justice Kennedy questioned the government, the most important news from the morning’s argument is clearly his focus on the potential consequences for states that choose not to establish their own exchanges under the petitioners’ reading of the statute – that is, that citizens of...




March 4, 11:33 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended for two years as a result of a bribery conviction. Kerr was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in September 2006, and became an associate attorney with the firm of Ogle &...




March 4, 11:21 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Missing the signals

Ed: This post originally was published under Dan's name because I was inadvertently signed-in on our administrative password. My apologies. The worst thing that can be said about the Supreme Court of Alabama's mandamus decision (besides its legal reasoning, which on a quick read seems wrong and s...




March 4, 11:15 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Development of English Intellectual Property Law




March 4, 11:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   SCOTUSblog reports from the oral argument in King v. Burwell.

By Eric Citron. Excerpt: [Justice Kagan... offered (something like) the following example:  Imagine I tell law clerk A to write a memo, and law clerk B to edit law clerk A’s memo, and then I tell law clerk C to write such memo if law clerk A is too busy.  And imagine that happens – law ...




March 4, 11:13 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Continued updates on Oral Arguments in King v. Burwell (last update 11:26 AM)

First update (11:26 AM): Skepticism about anomalies from Justices Breyer and Kagan A bit more detail about the “anomalies” discussion at the end of Carvin’s argument: Justice Breyer began by offering Carvin “5 to 10 minutes to respond” to the idea that his interpretation of the statute would crea...




March 4, 11:13 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Continued updates on Oral Arguments in King v. Burwell (last update 11:33)

(11:13 AM) I stepped out of the room approximately 5 minutes into the Solicitor General’s argument. Here’s what happened since Eric’s last update. The Justices focused their questioning for the remainder of Michael Carvin’s argument for the petitioners on whether his inter...




March 4, 11:13 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Continued updates on oral arguments in King v. Burwell (last update 11:33)

(11:13 AM) I stepped out of the room approximately five minutes into the Solicitor General’s argument. Here’s what happened since Eric’s last update. The Justices focused their questioning for the remainder of Michael Carvin’s argument for the petitioners on whether his in...




March 4, 11:13 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Continued updates on oral arguments in King v. Burwell (Last update 11:33)

(11:13 AM) I stepped out of the room approximately five minutes into the Solicitor General’s argument. Here’s what happened since Eric’s last update. The Justices focused their questioning for the remainder of Michael Carvin’s argument for the petitioners on whether his in...




March 4, 11:10 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   When Morgan Stanley Talks

Allegations of conflict of interest were properly alleged in litigation against the Blank Rome law firm, according to this decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. the complaint alleges that defendants concealed a conflict of...




March 4, 11:03 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Wrong Kind Of Mentoring

A five-year suspension has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for an attorney's misconduct in litigation. The findings came from a federal court suspension of seven years. Specifically, respondent was suspended for instructing...




March 4, 10:59 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   American Crime




March 4, 10:42 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Mid-argument updates: King v. Burwell (Last update: 10:51)

First update: Liberals lead line in questioning of Petitioner in King, but Kennedy asks important question about disrupting federal state balance. Counsel for the petitioners – who are seeking to invalidate subsidies in states with federal exchanges – faced tough questioning from the more liberal...




March 4, 10:42 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Mid-argument updates: King v. Burwell (Latest update: 11:06)

First update: Liberals lead line in questioning of Petitioner in King, but Kennedy asks important question about disrupting federal state balance. Counsel for the petitioners – who are seeking to invalidate subsidies in states with federal exchanges – faced tough questioning from the more liberal...




March 4, 10:36 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Uses of Popular Culture




March 4, 10:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Boston Marathon bombing trial begins"

"Boston Marathon bombing trial begins": Milton J. Valencia, Patricia Wen, Kevin Cullen, John R. Ellement, and Martin Finucane of The Boston Globe have this news update . The newspaper is providing live coverage of the trial via this link . And The Boston Herald reports that " Marathon bombing tri...




March 4, 10:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Even The Algorithms Think Obamacare's Survival Is A Tossup"

"Even The Algorithms Think Obamacare's Survival Is A Tossup": Oliver Roeder has this post today at "FiveThirtyEight."




March 4, 10:18 AM   /   How Appealing   /   In Bashman news from Australia

In Bashman news from Australia: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin reports today that " Iron bar used to bash man found with head injuries in Rocky ."




March 4, 10:16 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Opinion analysis: Online retailers win big in use-tax dispute – for now

Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinion for the Court Tuesday in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl gave online retailers a big victory – something that certainly wasn’t all that clear after the rocky time their counsel experienced at the oral argument. The case involves a question of paramount impo...




March 4, 10:06 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Breaking News

SCOTUS reverses 7-2 in Ala Dept of Rev v CSX, remanding for consideration of motor carrier sales tax exemption. Only opinion for today.




March 4, 10:04 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case

Access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transp., Inc. , No. 13-553. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined. You can acc...




March 4, 09:50 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Missing the signals

The worst thing that can be said about the Supreme Court of Alabama's mandamus decision (besides its legal reasoning, which on a quick read seems wrong and somewhat intemperate) is that the court disregarded the "signals" that have been emanating from the Court since the fall (if not since Windso...




March 4, 09:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Trifecta

A decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals An attorney, admitted in Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, was disciplined in Massachusetts (where the misconduct occurred) and then in the District of Columbia for seeking, over a 4 month...




March 4, 09:45 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Live blog of opinions

We are live blogging this morning as opinions are issued in argued cases. Click here to be taken to the live blog page.




March 4, 09:45 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Live blog of opinions (Updated: Completed)

We are live blogging this morning as opinions are issued in argued cases. Click here to be taken to the live blog page.




March 4, 09:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Is it ironic or apt that a man who had dedicated much of his life to the future of wireless communication would fall for the ancient, living technology of a carrier pigeon?"

"And is it ironic or apt that a man whose final years as an inventor were dedicated to a fearful direct-energy 'teleforce' weapon (dubbed the 'death ray' by the press) fell in love with the key symbol for peace?"




March 4, 09:31 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014 These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at...




March 4, 09:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Experiencing practical education

The following guest post is by Michael Chasalow (USC Gould School of Law) and is sponsored by West Academic. Given the new ABA guidelines (and the push by many State Bars) for experiential learning, I wanted to share my experiences using practical exercises as part of a doctrinal course. For many...




March 4, 09:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   Matt Drudge really wants us to talk about how cool Martin O'Malley is.

This trio of images has been up at Drudge for so long that I feel like it won't go away until we talk about it. So here it is: Have at it. 1. What's that Obama hand signal ? The “hook ‘em Horns” sign is not to be confused with the shaka sign — another hand gesture frequently used by Obama. That’s...




March 4, 08:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   Depressing-looking village attracts loads of tourists by having lots of feral cats.

Here's this photo essay in The Atlantic: "Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen 'cat islands' around Japan...In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island... tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents." People who travel too much ...




March 4, 08:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law"

"Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law": David G. Savage has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times has an article headlined " A Supreme Court Rematch for a Lawyer Targeting the Health Care Act ." Mark S...




March 4, 08:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Snowden would be amenable to coming back to the United States for the kind of plea bargain that Gen. Petraeus received."

Said one of his legal advisers.




March 4, 08:28 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Book Reviews! Hallelujah!

Thanks to Orin, I see that a new online book review, The New Rambler, has been launched by editors Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule. It describes itself as reviewing "books about ideas, including literary fiction." In addition to Posner and Adrian Vermeule, Martha Nussbaum is amo...




March 4, 08:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Do you wonder why people are so mixed up when the bimbos the TV stations send out don’t even know what the bill does?"

Said Mark Belling on the radio, using a word that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Daniel Bice questions : OK, "bimbo" is a little dated. Still, should Belling be using that term to deride female TV journalists? What's his term du jour for their incompetent male counterparts? When I hear "bimbo,"...




March 4, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   US v. Newman and the Rewriting of the Law of Insider Trading (Part 3)

The Supreme Court confronted the facts in Dirks with a clear goal.  The majority intended to make certain that the law of insider trading did not unnecessarily impede communications between the company and market participants.  In doing so, the Court opted for an overbroad test that unq...




March 4, 07:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "And what defense attorneys and prosecutors actually will be doing is fighting the penalty phase ahead of time — using every opportunity to push on the jury their own views of who Tsarnaev was."

"or the defense, that’s a likeable innocent kid who was led astray, and deserves to live. For the prosecution, that’s a cold-blooded, murderous jihadi who should be put to death."




March 4, 07:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I don't mind my parents searching for a groom. This is very common in India."

"But I want the right details to be given. It's fine as long as people know who you really are.... So I told them they've got the basic stuff wrong and that I would take the profile down and post who I really am...."




March 4, 07:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As it turns out, the Common Core standards used by a majority of K-12 programs in the country require that students be able to 'distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.'"

"And the Common Core institute provides a helpful page full of links to definitions, lesson plans and quizzes to ensure that students can tell the difference between facts and opinions." See the problem? Well, this NYT op-ed writer does, in "Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts." On...




March 4, 07:00 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Audio Links: Alabama Law Review Symposium on the Voting Rights Act

This past Friday, the Alabama Law Review held its annual symposium. This year, the symposium marked the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. The speakers discussed its past, especially the civil rights activism--not least the famous Selma-to-Montgomery march, which will b...




March 4, 06:14 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   GW Dean and AALS President Blake Morant interviewed...

...at CHE.




March 4, 05:49 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Wednesday round-up

Today’s the day!  At 10 a.m. the Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for individuals who purchase their health insurance on a marketplace created by the federal government.  Lyle Denniston previewed the oral argument for this blog,...




March 4, 03:54 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Defining Childhood

A foundational, definitional problem for those like me who write about childhood and juvenile justice issues is figuring out who is a child and who is an adult, because rights and responsibilities frequently turn on whether someone is considered an adult or not. The answer, of course, is that it ...




March 4, 01:00 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?

By Cambria Alpha-Cobb* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Late last year, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) released a number that would cause jaws to drop all around the healthcare world. The estimated cost for developing a new drug was an astounding $2.558 billion. Can we bel...




March 4, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   New Release: Hollis-Brusky on the The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution




March 3, 11:54 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Symbolic mandamus

Adam beat me to the announcement of the Supreme Court of Alabama issuing the mandamus ordering all non-enjoined probate judges to cease issuing marriage licenses (it is nice to have another Fed Courts geek around for a month). I have written about the mandamus petition before, but I will repeat t...




March 3, 11:25 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Why the ACA challenge violates federalism




March 3, 11:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "States ask judge not to lift stay in immigration lawsuit"

"States ask judge not to lift stay in immigration lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report .




March 3, 11:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Upholding Internet Sales Tax Law, a Justice Invites a New Case"

"Upholding Internet Sales Tax Law, a Justice Invites a New Case": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times. Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that " Supreme Court wades into dispute over online retailers and state taxes ." The Denver Post ...




March 3, 11:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review legality of Gov. Wolf's death penalty moratorium":

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review legality of Gov. Wolf's death penalty moratorium": The Associated Press has this report .




March 3, 10:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "King v. Burwell: my prediction."

"King v. Burwell: my prediction." Law professor Eric Posner has a post today at his blog that begins, "Okay, I'll say it. I predict that the plaintiffs will win by a vote of 5 to 4."




March 3, 10:35 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Criticizing Justices, state court bars same-sex marriages

Sharply criticizing the Supreme Court for its recent actions on same-sex marriage, the Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday evening ordered all state judges who have the duty to issue licenses to wed to stop doing so immediately for same-sex couples. Using its independent power to interpret the feder...




March 3, 10:20 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:




March 3, 10:20 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Alabama Supreme Court Enjoins Probate Judges from Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

As you may know (Howard has had some excellent coverage), we’re in the midst of a real-life fed-courts hypo here in Alabama as litigation continues over the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. There was another development this evening, when the Alabama Supreme Court issued a 134-page per curiam op...




March 3, 09:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ga. postpones executions so execution drugs can be analyzed"

"Ga. postpones executions so execution drugs can be analyzed": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report , along with an article headlined " Why we know so little about Georgia's execution protocol ."




March 3, 09:33 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Arkansas Joins Tennessee in Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

Last week, the Arkansas legislature prohibited local governments in that State from exceeding State law anti-discrimination protections—including protections against employment discrimination. The legislation—Act No. 137, or the “Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act”—amended title 14 of the Arkans...




March 3, 09:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Eight Men and 10 Women Are Selected as Jurors in Boston Marathon Trial"

"Eight Men and 10 Women Are Selected as Jurors in Boston Marathon Trial": Katharine Q. Seelye will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times. And Reuters reports that " All-white jury will hear Boston Marathon bombing trial ." Earlier, on Sunday, Reuters had an article headli...




March 3, 08:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Have the practical effects of a plaintiffs' victory in King been exaggerated? (And does it matter?)"

"Have the practical effects of a plaintiffs' victory in King been exaggerated? (And does it matter?)" Jonathan H. Adler has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy." And today at "Dorf on Law," Eric Segall has a post titled " Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. B...




March 3, 08:47 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Stark contrast: The 2 attorneys arguing the Obamacare case; Michael Carvin will argue for plaintiffs and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. will speak for the government."

"Stark contrast: The 2 attorneys arguing the Obamacare case; Michael Carvin will argue for plaintiffs and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. will speak for the government." Sarah Wheaton of Politico.com has this report . And to think, it feels like only yesterday that I was in The Heritage Fou...




March 3, 08:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In Health Law Case, Plaintiffs Dislike Rules on Purchases and Penalties"

"In Health Law Case, Plaintiffs Dislike Rules on Purchases and Penalties": In Wednesday's edition of The New York Times, Robert Pear will have an article that begins, "People sometimes wonder why David M. King would fight health insurance subsidies all the way to the Supreme Court, which is sched...




March 3, 08:17 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Alabama Supreme Court orders halt to same-sex marriages"

"Alabama Supreme Court orders halt to same-sex marriages": Kyle Whitmire of AL.com has this report . And The Associated Press reports that " Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage ." You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Alabama at this link .




March 3, 07:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   Chilling comment on Adam Liptak's NYT piece on the South Carolina employment benefits lawyer who focused attention the statutory text that might wreck Obamacare.

Liptak's article about Thomas M. Christina is titled "Lawyer Put Health Act in Peril by Pointing Out 4 Little Words" : “I noticed something peculiar about the tax credit,” he told a gathering of strategists at the American Enterprise Institute.... He pointed to four previously unnoticed words in ...




March 3, 07:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Chilling comment on Adam Liptak's NYT piece on the South Carolina employment benefits lawyer who focused attention the statutory text that might wreck Obamacare."

Liptak's article about Thomas M. Christina is titled "Lawyer Put Health Act in Peril by Pointing Out 4 Little Words" : “I noticed something peculiar about the tax credit,” he told a gathering of strategists at the American Enterprise Institute.... He pointed to four previously unnoticed words in ...




March 3, 06:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "In an implicit challenge to President Obama, Mr. Netanyahu told a joint meeting of Congress that Iran’s 'tentacles of terror' were already clutching Israel..."

"... and that failing to stop Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons 'could well threaten the survival of my country.'" The deal Mr. Obama seeks will not prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, he said, but “will all but guarantee” it. “We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugatio...




March 3, 06:20 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   University Naming Policies

I've been pleasantly surprised by how comprehensive UNC's policy on building names is. This is what it has to say about renaming: If the benefactor's or honoree's reputation changes substantially so that the continued use of that name may compromise...




March 3, 05:15 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument analysis: AEDPA deference, Brecht deference, and a Lackey tangent in a California capital case

Few areas of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence are as dense and complex as the rules governing post-conviction habeas corpus petitions filed by state prisoners in federal court. And the density and complexity of those doctrines were on full display Tuesday morning, as the Justices tried to sort o...




March 3, 04:58 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. Burwell

By Eric Segall I had the pleasure of debating Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon on the issue of King v. Burwell and the legality of federal subsidies on federal exchanges (because of weather he had to appear via Skype). As usual...




March 3, 04:44 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Today’s transcripts

The transcript in Los Angeles v. Patel is here.  The transcript in Davis v. Ayala is here.




March 3, 04:09 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Report on Group V Debate — Six Candidates

Yesterday I attended the Coral Gables Forum candidates’ debate for Coral Gables Commission Group V. This is the race with the most candidates, making the events most difficult – they’re not real debates, and every candidate only gets to speak … Continue reading →




March 3, 02:46 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Relative Standing in the Arizona Elections Clause Argument

On Monday, relative standing, or the idea that standing sometimes turns on who is the best plaintiff among the available options, made a brief but noteworthy appearance during oral argument at the Supreme Court. The case is Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission...




March 3, 02:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Nothing makes for a festive spring like lettuce, bloodletting, and laxatives."

"How to Prepare for Spring, 1528" — spring, AKA "prymtyme" (prime time?).




March 3, 02:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Two sides gearing up for another Supreme Court battle over health care"

"Two sides gearing up for another Supreme Court battle over health care": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report . Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined " To Kill a Health-Care Law: Attorney Michael Carvin, arguing against Affordable Care Act, says he is in...




March 3, 01:49 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Financing Higher Education

Thanks to Howard and the Prawfsblawg community for hosting me this month! For some time, I have had an interest in (or possibly more accurately, an obsession with) the question of how we fund higher education--and especially the ethical dimensions of that funding issue. I hope to explore some of ...




March 3, 01:48 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Idaho Attorney Suspended For Sex, Texts

From the Idaho State Bar web page On February 25, 2015, the Idaho Supreme Court entered a Disciplinary Order suspending Nampa attorney R. Aaron Morriss from the practice of law for a period of five years, with all but two...




March 3, 01:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law"

"Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report . And online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled " Amazon's Short-Lived Win at Supreme Court ."




March 3, 01:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Jury selected in Tsarnaev trial"

"Jury selected in Tsarnaev trial": Patricia Wen and Milton J. Valencia of The Boston Globe have this news update . Laurel J. Sweet of The Boston Herald reports that " Jury chosen in Tsarnaev Marathon bombing trial ." And The Associated Press reports that " Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon ...




March 3, 01:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices; The keys to the case are expected to be John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy."

"Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices; The keys to the case are expected to be John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy." Jennifer Haberkorn and Josh Gerstein of Politico.com have this report .




March 3, 12:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Thank you, Sophia Lee!




  

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