ACLU suit against Utah’s marriage amendment moves to federal court

Supreme Court briefs favor Hobby Lobby 3-1 over Obama administration

“Bold challenge to a law on religion”: Analysis of FFRF’s amicus brief in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

Ilya Shapiro: Defending religious liberty against Obamacare

9th Circuit grants 30-day rehearing extension in “sexual orientation in jury selection” case

“Gay-rights movement in uncharted territory” with Judge Reinhardt’s “heightened scrutiny” decision

Supreme Court gives Little Sisters temporary protection from contraception mandate | LifeSiteNews

Eugene Volokh: Could foreign law jeopardize American constitutional rights?

Attorney accused of defending Utah marriage amendment to impose religious viewpoint

Why Roe said what it did

Lyle Denniston: Did Windsor already settle the fate of state marriage protection amendments?

Supreme Court denies stay of execution in Texas for Mexican

Supreme Court struggles to determine child pornography restitution

ACLU sues Utah for not recognizing same-sex “marriages”

Supreme Court hears case on child pornography restitution

Supreme Court ruling due on child pornography victim restitution

Decision on Mass. case could end protest buffers in Pittsburgh | TribLive

Supreme Court abortion case weighs free speech, clinic safety | National Journal

Utah law professor to make case for child-porn victims

Utah AG picks outside counsel in same-sex “marriage” fight

“Women have a right to choose and protesters have a right to protest”

McCullen v. Coakley buffer zone commentary roundup

Supreme Court to decide if pro-life people have free speech at abortion clinics | LifeNews

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Case

“Utah marriage of same sex couples valid in Delaware, AG Biden says”

U.S. Supreme Court takes up abortion protest case | CNews

Supreme Court case sets precedent for Burlington’s buffer zone ordinance | Burlington Free Press

US Supreme Court to hear arguments Wednesday in ‘Cradle of Liberty’ buffer zone case

Supreme Court declines to hear Montana gun case

High court won’t hear Ariz. abortion ban challenge | CBN

Argument preview: “Buffer zones” and free speech

Supreme Court: Arizona can’t enforce ban on abortions after 20 weeks | LifeNews

Nebraska AG says he will defend fetal-pain law despite court ruling

AG Holder’s lawless action on marriage in Utah | Ed Whelan

Arizona’s abortion ban won’t be revived by Supreme Court

NYT: Where free speech collides with abortion rights

George Will: A defining moment for the court

“Federal recognition of Utah same-sex marriages shows need for State Marriage Defense Act”

Oral Arguments in McCullen v. Coakley on Wednesday, January 15

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

Judge Rebuilds ‘Berlin Wall’ Just for Home-Schoolers | Charisma News

Originalism: We the People of the Past, the Present, and the Future

Presidential power case before court hinges on history

12 attorneys general to SCOTUS: 10th Amendment ‘turned on its head’

    WorldNetDaily: “By abandoning any meaningful standard for the substantiality of an intrastate activity’s effects on interstate commerce, this court has enabled the Congress to ‘draw the circle broadly enough to cover’ activity, that when viewed in isolation, would have no substantial effect on interstate commerce at all,” representatives for the 12 states have told the high court.


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Supreme Spin Cycle: Two cases test whether lower-court judges can ignore precedents.

“3 Big Questions About The 1,360 Same-Sex Couples Married In Utah”

Confusing Advice from Utah Governor on Marriage Laws | Ed Whelan at NRO

Same sex “marriages” performed in Utah are void | Ed Whelan at NRO

Utah Gov. issues guidance to agency on status of same-sex “marriages”

Utah case has no bearing on Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, Tulsa County says | NewsOK.com

10 Nation-Shaping Victories of 2013 | Alliance Defending Freedom at Charisma

Romeike Family Asylum: New Brief Filed In US Supreme Court Case | Inquisitr

Supreme Court stay a promising sign for democracy, federalism, families | Deseret News Editorial

Opinions vary on impact of Supreme Court decision to put stay on same-sex marriages in Utah | Los Angeles Daily News

“Education Groups Urge High Court to Take Up ‘Boobies’ Speech Case”

“Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Was a Predictable Disaster” | Noah Feldman at Bloomberg

“Utah AG Studying Status of Same-Sex Marriages Already Performed In the State”

The Rule of Law Gets Another Chance in Utah Marriage Case

ACLU, Sutherland Institute react to Utah same-sex marriage halt

“Abortion Rights as a Free-Speech Flashpoint” | Floyd Abrams at WSJ

SCOTUS for law students (sponsored by Bloomberg Law): Abortion’s time is coming

Utah’s Motion to Stay Ruling Against Marriage Laws | Ed Whalen at NRO

The President vs. The Senate: Supreme Court to weigh in on Obama’s nominations power play

    David Rivkin and Lee Casey at Wall Street Journal (via Google): Later this month the Supreme Court will hear a case that should resolve how much latitude presidents have to make recess appointments to federal offices that otherwise require Senate confirmation. The boundary of this power has never been decided by the high court. Yet the entire scheme of the U.S. Constitution—which is based on a separation of powers, enforced through checks and balances to safeguard individual liberty—is at stake. Noel Canning v. NLRB involves several recess appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 4, 2012.


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The Year Ahead in Court Battles | Andrew Cohen at the Atlantic

“We’ll always have Utah?” Marriage redefinition proponents look to courts for red states

The Constitution in 2014: the state of same-sex marriage | Lyle Denniston

Utah: Procreation argument dropped in stay application