Senate Judiciary Chairman Vows ‘Immediate Action’ After Voting Rights Ruling

“Hagel, Obama Advisor Salute Gay, Lesbian Military Community” | U.S. Department of Defense

“First openly gay US Ambassador for Australia nominated”

“Eric Fanning, Out Gay Man, Takes Over As Acting Secretary Of The Air Force”

DOMA Supreme Court: What Is “Judicial Engagement,” and Why Could It Save Same-Sex Marriage? | PolicyMic

Thoughts on the Koontz Takings Clause Case

Supreme Court released three opinions today – marriage rulings expected tomorrow

Supreme Court: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional

Large Firms in a Hiring Mood Again

Supreme Court Declines Appeal on IDEA Residential Placements

Supreme Court makes it harder to sue businesses for discrimination

With big rulings left, U.S. high court sets next session for Tuesday

Intercessors Call for Urgent Prayer for Supreme Court | Tim Wildmon at Charisma News

9th Circuit: MT ban on endorsements and expenditures for judicial candidates is unconstitutional, contributions ban still undecided

NALP: Law Grads’ Jobs Rate Falls for Fifth Straight Year

The judges who preside over America’s secret court

CNN Poll: Judging the Supreme Court

SCOTUS adopts revised Rules of the Court effective July 1, 2013

Washington-area Law School Deans Weigh in on Civil Rights

SCOTUS Blog FAQs: Opinion announcement days (UPDATED: June 20)

    SCOTUS Blog: We expect the Court to issue opinions tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. We will be live blogging beginning at around 9 a.m. (All times are Eastern.) We have put together a list of some of the commonly asked questions about opinion announcements that we have gotten during recent live blogs, along with our responses, but please let us know during the live blog if you have a question that you don’t see answered here.


  • Posted: 06/20/2013
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TN: Rutherford County judge issues dress code for female lawyers

    Tennessean: In the forthcoming newsletter to all members of the Rutherford County Bar, Taylor plans to offer specifics. “I have advised some women attorneys that a jacket with sleeves below the elbow is appropriate or a professional dress equivalent,” the letter reads. “Your personal appearance in court is a reflection upon the entire legal profession.”


  • Posted: 06/19/2013
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Durbin Asks High Court to Go Live with Opinions

The Next Citizens United? The Supreme Court tackles a new frontier in campaign finance law.

Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment

Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process

U.S. Supreme Court: Merits Cases Remaining for October 2012 Term

Supreme Court to resolve circuit split on timing of appeals

Defending the Defenseless – Talking with Alumnus Greg Terra

Law School Application Reductions, Last Minute Scholarships

Senate Dems Schedule Hearing For D.C. Circuit Nominee Patricia Millett

Pa. high court rejects changing mandatory retirement for judges

What Is a FISA Court?

Reading the Tea Leaves on the Supreme Court’s Outstanding Cases

Conservatives likely to write most remaining decisions in Supreme Court’s term

5th Circuit Judge: Accused of Speaking of the Primacy of Religion Above Law

Slipping the constitutional leash | George F. Will at Washington Post

Upcoming Cert Decision in McCullen v. Coakley

ACLU: Obama Worse Than Bush On Civil Liberty Issues

High Stakes As The Supreme Court Prepares To Rule On Same-sex Marriage Cases | Ryan Anderson at the Blaze

Senate approves two Pa. judges to federal bench, includes “lesbian Latina”

A note about opinion distribution at the U.S. Supreme Court

    SCOTUS Blog: Trying to predict the author of any given Supreme Court opinion is often a fool’s errand. The pattern by which Justices are assigned opinions isn’t entirely fixed. And the original author can lose the majority to some other member of the Court. That said, across an entire Term, the Chief Justice — who does most of the opinion assignments, because he generally is in the majority — does attempt to distribute the workload evenly. If that pattern holds this Term as well, then one feature of the remaining cases is noteworthy.


  • Posted: 06/14/2013
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Attorneys at the Department Of Education: Zero Republicans, At Least 47 Democrats

Rare formal review ordered for federal judge

Report: Campaign Contributions Influence State Courts

Analysis: Top court’s marriage ruling won’t be last word

Corbett plans to pick Stevens for Pa. high court

Judge’s New Job Opens Seat on D.C. Federal Court

Federal Court: U.S. Supreme Court plaza ordered open to protests

Justice O’Connor’s Hypocritical Crusade Against Judicial Elections

Judicial Selection Reform: All Over The Map

Misconduct Charges Against 5th Circuit Judge Include Her Religious Justifications For Capital Punishment

Indiana Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Oral Arguments in Brewington

Former Supreme Court Justice Stevens predicts court will overturn Defense of Marriage Act

What Happened to Eric Holder?

Three questions for Clarence Thomas | CNN

Culture war creates perils for Supreme Court justices | Juan Williams at The Hill

SCOTUS Blog FAQs: Opinion announcement days

“Exhibit A for a Major Shift: Justices’ Gay Clerks” | NYT

A Disturbing Story About Judge Edith Jones | Gerard Bradley at NRO

    Gerard Bradley at NRO: They say that Jones said something like “Death penalties serve the condemned by forcing them to face God.” Well, of course they do — if there is indeed a God. I believe there is, and until I read this story, I thought Judge Jones had a “civil right” to believe there is, too. Most religions maintain that after death there is some sort of divine judgment. Surely Christianity maintains that it is so.


  • Posted: 06/07/2013
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Winners and Losers Of The Great Law School Application Reduction

Sotomayor Reports $1.9 Million in Income from Royalties

Abortion emerges as an issue in filibuster fight

NJ attorney general named to fill US Senate seat

Ex-Profs: Phoenix Values Profits Over Students, Faculty

How the Supreme Court Gave Us Gosnell | Clark D. Forsythe at First Things

Scalia Dissents On Scotus Decision Upholding DNA Samples Of Arrested | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Obama to name two female lawyers and an African American federal judge to U.S. appeals court in District of Columbia