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

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

Justice Halts Obama Contraception Rule for Catholic Nuns

Utah asks Supreme Court to stay decision on marriage

“Justice Alito’s slam at Vaughn Walker for Prop. 8 ruling” | San Francisco Chronicle

Supreme Court To Take Up Campaign Finance, Abortion Protests In 2014 | NPR Audio

SCOTUS ponders whether the president can make appointments while Congress is out

Abortion clinic buffer zones’ fate in hands of high court

Scalia finds his predictions on same-sex-marriage ruling being borne out

ADF to US Supreme Court: Reinstate asylum for German homeschooling family

A Prayer Before Legislating | Terry Eastland at Weekly Standard

Lights, camera, Supreme Court: It’s about time

Justice Department Defends Law Banning Protests at Supreme Court

How will the court resolve the “problem” of sectarian legislative prayer? | Scott Gaylord at Constitution Daily

Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case

Senate Republicans Get Argument Time in Recess Case

Schedule set for contraception challenge briefing

Practice pointer: Coordinating briefing in consolidated cases

Easton Area School District files arguments for U.S. Supreme Court review in ‘boobies’ case

Supreme Court Takes on Free Speech Case of Often-Arrested Protester

    ABC: But in 2010 Apel was arrested for protesting in the designated zone. Federal officials say that because Apel had previously been arrested, in 2003 and 2007, for trespassing and vandalizing property (he threw a vial of blood on a sign) and he has been barred from the base. They say that the protest area is owned by the base and when Apel returned in 2010 to protest he was violating a federal law.

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Should Public Prayers Be Censored by Non-Christian Groups? | Nate Kellum at Christian Post

Supreme Court busy looking for cases — but finding fewer than usual

Supreme Court Orders DOJ response in German homeschoolers’ asylum case

Should the Supreme Court Have Unpaid Interns?

When the Swing Justice Doesn’t Swing: Rumors of Anthony Kennedy as a moderate on abortion are wildly overblown.

Oregon: City delays Mingus Park cross decision

Senators ask DOJ to come clean on Supreme Court surveillance case

Christie will take sports gambling fight to the Supreme Court

Podcast on Town of Greece v. Galloway

Senator Reid to Invoke ‘Nuclear Option’: Conservatives See More Scalias in Their Future

Sotomayor Says Lack of Diversity is ‘Huge Danger’ for Judiciary

Clarence Thomas Vs. Barack Obama On Gettysburg, American Greatness

In North Jersey, officials await Supreme Court ruling on prayer at meetings

Public Prayer: High Court Parts the Curtain | Craig Parshall at Christian Post

Supreme Court In Unusual Move Gives Interim Relief On Grooming Rules To Muslim Prisoner

Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court’s most happy fella

Implications of Town of Greece v.Galloway | Kevin Theriot on Faith Radio with Bob Crittendon

There Is Really Only One Issue in Town of Greece v. Galloway | Marci Hamilton at Justicia

How Roe Happened: The road to and away from our current abortion regime. | NRO Intervierw with Clark D. Forsythe

    Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Clark D. Forsythe of Americans United for Life at National Review: The political, social, and medical turmoil caused by the decisions has lasted for forty years and shows no signs of abating,” Clarke Forsythe writes in his Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade. The book is an authoritative resource on the back story behind the decision — the uncertainties, the politics, the all-too-human influences that went into the Roe and Doe decisions issued that day. Forsythe talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about what happened and how these four decades of knowledge and grave experience can shape our future.

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U.S. argues for broad limit on teens’ gun rights

Day of Prayer, Fasting Set for Christian Homeschooling Family Fighting Deportation

Prayer case at the Supreme Court: Debunking some myths | Barry Lynn at Washington Post

Atheists interrupt prayer vigil on Supreme Court steps

Supreme Court decision disappoints abortion foes

Will the Supreme Court Strike Another Blow for Worker Freedom?

Sometimes, you don’t want your case to make it to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court weighs whether citizens may pray without censorship at town meetings

A Prayer for Judicial Modesty: The Supreme Court shouldn’t bar legislatures from invoking God.

Christian Prayers Popular Despite Lawsuit From Atheist Group | Christian Post

Deja Vu at Jones Day: Firm Hires Six More Supreme Court Clerks

Legal blog seeks recognition from high court

Throwing atheists under the bus | The Economist

Supreme Court bypasses Okla. ultrasound case

Can 2 people rewrite the First Amendment? | Ben Kinchlow at WND

Supreme Court Justices Grapple with Public Prayer | NRB

Is the Supreme Court Punting on Controversial Issues? Okla. Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: Kelly Shackelford on symbolic speech

Most favor prayer as part of meetings | Rochester Business J.