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  • Did the Wise Latina engage in unwise behavior at a Supreme Court party? Source:
  • An order rushed out by Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the Court was about to go to the bench this morning has created — for the time being — a wave of confusion about the status of same-sex marriage in Nevada. Officials in that state some time ago stopped defending their state’s ban, […]
  • The first argument of the Term yesterday appears to have been somewhat unsatisfying for the Justices. As previewed here, the question on which the Court granted review in Heien v. North Carolina was a simple one: May a police officer’s reasonable mistake of law provide the “reasonable suspicion” required for a traffic stop under the […]
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times Tuesday morning when the Court heard arguments in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens. It was the best of times for the attorneys at Public Citizen who filed an amicus brief in support of the respondent (class-action plaintiffs) seeking to preserve the […]
  • No longer satisfied with merely canning tuna and spinning yarn, entrepreneurs are producing high-end goods ranging from watch parts to complex medical devices. … Source:
  • (John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) Source:
  • NAIROBI, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: *THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court to attend a hearing over how to proceed with his stalled […]
  • The petition of the day is: Brumfield v. Cain 13-1433Issue: (1) Whether a state court that considers the evidence presented at a petitioner’s penalty phase proceeding as determinative of the petitioner’s claim of mental retardation under Atkins v. Virginia has based its decision on an unreasonable determination of facts under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(2); and […]
  • Niamey, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Leaders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Benin on Tuesday announced plans to step up the fight against Boko Haram with an additional battalion and a command centre to tackle the militants whose insurgency has spread beyond Nigeria, a statement said. Source:
  • [Earlier posts in this symposium include contributions from: Dale Carpenter, Robin Wilson, Bill Eskridge, Scott Michelman, Neil Siegel, and Suzanne Goldberg.] John Neiman is Chair of the Appellate Group at Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C. A lot of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate really wanted the Court to grant cert. in […]