Summary procedures in the Supreme Court compared to courts of appeals

Matthew J. Franck: Judge Posner’s dog regurgitates

7th Circuit rules against Notre Dame in contraception case

Federal judges hear arguments on Ind. church cross display case | Christian Post

7th Circuit to hear from Ind. church about cross ban

Judges push back on Notre Dame HHS mandate challenge (audio)

Feds fight Notre Dame on contraception rule reprieve

Justice Sotomayor and 3 Circuits Rule On Injunctions Pending Appeals By Non-Profits In Contraceptive Mandate Cases

7th Circuit In Chicago Questions Wisconsin Abortion Law

Framing the Issues: Contraceptive Coverage and Religious Freedom in the Seventh Circuit

Judge Sykes Versus Judge Rovner on the HHS Mandate—Part 4 | Ed Whalen at NRO

Legal Victory for Catholic Business, Court: ‘Nothing inherently incompatible between religious exercise and profit-seeking’ | Catholic Education Daily

Faith is Not ‘Compartmentalized:’ Court Grants Injunction Against Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | Christian News Net

Judge Sykes Versus Judge Rovner on the HHS Mandate—Part 2 | Ed Whelan at NRO

Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court’s most happy fella

Court rebukes administration’s ‘narrow’ religious liberty view | CNA

Family businesses win victory in appeals court decision on HHS suit | Boston Pilot

Family businesses win victory in suit over HHS mandate | CatholicPhilly.com

Religious freedom confined to home? Appeals Court rules differently | One News Now

Family businesses win victory in U.S. appeals court decision on HHS suit | Catholic Register

Appeals Court Blasts Obamacare As ‘unsound’: Rules that abortion-pill mandate violates religious liberty | WND

7th Circuit: HHS Mandate Loses Again, Obama Admin Can’t Force Family Business to Comply

Diane Wood is New Chief Judge of Seventh Circuit

Longtime Faculty Member Diane Wood is New Chief Judge of Seventh Circuit

7th Circuit rules on prisoner’s atheism as religion claims

Wisc. AG asks 7th Circuit to reinstate abortion law

“How Gay Marriage Became Legitimate: A revisionist history of a social revolution” | Richard A. Posner at The New Republic

Sebelius orders health insurers to cover Planned Parenthood in Obamacare exchanges | Tony Perkins at LifeSiteNews

Rep. Luke Messer: Freedom under attack in Madison

ObamaCare in court: 19 of 26 plaintiffs win a stay against HHS mandate

Obamacare’s Liberty-Crushing Mandate in Court | Heritage Foundation

Another Ridiculous DOJ Argument Against Religious Liberty | Ed Whelan at NRO

Contraception Violates Beliefs, Firms Tell Court | WSJ

7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In 2 Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Cases

Some business owners resist providing employees with contraceptive coverage | Washington Post

Lighting Company Beams over Circuit Court Chances | FRC Washington Update

Indiana Catholic family that owns worldwide business challenges mandate | CNSNews at St. Louis Review

Mandating birth-control benefits unlawful, appeals court told | Chicago Tribune

Auto lighting co.’s case illuminates problems with abortion pill mandate | Alliance Defending Freedom

7th Circuit: Civil Courts Are Bound By Church Ruling That Defendant Is Not A Member Of A Religious Order

7th Circuit: Restitution to child porn victims owed by possessors is less than amounts owed by distributors

    U.S. v. Laraneta, No. 12-1302 (7th Cir. Nov. 14, 2012) (Opinion by Posner joined by Williams and Sykes)

    The court held that a possessor of child porn images is not jointly liable for the total amount of restitution owed to victims by distributors of such images, because the amount of harm caused by possession is less than that caused by distribution. The Court also held that there is no right of intervention for child porn victims where claims of restitution are denied, but rather the appropriate remedy is to seek mandamus at the court of appeals pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3771(d)(3).


  • Posted: 11/14/2012
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Planned Parenthood gains court victories | Baptist Press

Indiana taxpayers forced to fund abortionists | Alliance Defending Freedom

7th Circuit: Indiana can’t end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

Federal Panel Hears Arguments In Wis. Union Case

Ed Whelan: “Richard A. Posner’s Badly Confused Attack on Scalia/Garner”

Richard A. Posner: “The Incoherence of Antonin Scalia”

7th Circuit: City’s Litigation Position On Proselytizers’ Rights Is Not An Official Policy For Sec. 1983 Liability

7th Circuit: Embedded web videos don’t necessarily infringe copyright

Richard Garnett: The Seventh Circuit Makes a Mess of the Establishment Clause

Judge Posner and Political Polarization

    Voteview Blog: In a recent interview with NPR, Judge Richard Posner said that changes in the contemporary Republican Party has made him “less conservative.” Below, we use DW-NOMINATE Common Space scores to plot Judge Posner’s ideological location compared to the parties in Congress over the last forty years (the 92nd, 102nd, and current 112th Congresses). This is possible thanks to the work of Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, Jeffrey A. Segal and Chad Westerland, who have developed Judicial Common Space scores (JCS): estimates of the positions of justices and judges along the liberal-conservative ideological dimension which are directly comparable to DW-NOMINATE Common Space scores for members of Congress and presidents.


  • Posted: 07/10/2012
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7th Circuit: Establishment challenge to Bald Knob cross rejected on standing grounds

7th Circuit upholds public school graduation being held in rented space at a Christian Church

Ron Johnson “filibuster” of Nourse nomination to federal bench draws fire

Feingold’s ouster worsens odds for Butler, Nourse confirmations

7th Circuit rules Illinois high school ‘cannot…stifle criticism of homosexuality’

ACLU and Lambda Legal: Public should pay for prison “transgender” treatment

Supreme Court to consider appeal in child porn case that predates federal child porn law

Cert. Filed In Case On University Funding of Student Religious Groups

David Hacker: UW-Madison doubles down on student fee censorship

7th Circuit rules for splinter Baha’i group

IL: Atheist activist says Moment of Silence Act fight is far from over