Religion Clause Blog: In Caractor v. City of New York Department of Homeless Services, (SD NY, June 14, 2013), a New York federal district court rejected free speech, free exercise and equal protection challenges by the head of the Discovered Being Ministry to New York’s refusal to permit him to conduct Christian religious services inside city homeless shelters.
AP: The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
SCOTUS Blog: . . . two victim restitution cases, Amy and Vicky, Child Pornography Victims v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 12-651, and Wright v. United States, 12-8505 (involving the role of proximate cause in restitution for children depicted in child pornography)