Democracy

Fisher challenges new college admissions ruling

by Lyle Denniston on July 29, 2014

Lawyers for Abigail Noel Fisher, who has been pursuing a lengthy court challenge to the use of race in admitting students to the University of Texas in Austin, on Tuesday asked the full Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a new decision upholding the policy.  En banc review Continue →

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NYT: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, on trial for conspiring to use his office for personal enrichment, outlined an unexpected defense on Tuesday: Their marriage was so broken that they did not communicate enough to … Continue reading →
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Petition of the day

by Maureen Johnston on July 29, 2014

The petition of the day is:

WorldCom, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service 13-1269

Issue: Whether, contrary to the Federal Circuit’s decision in USA Choice Internet Services, LLC v. United States, the Internal Revenue Service can tax as “local telephone service” under 26 U.S.C. § 4251 the purchase of data services that do not enable the purchaser to Continue →

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Gay Star News: Texas LGBT group has published on the Internet the personal details of Texans who signed a petition against a recent LGBT anti-discrimination bill. A group under the website HeroPetition.com, named after the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), … Continue reading →
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Last abortion clinic in Mississippi may be spared

by Lyle Denniston on July 29, 2014

In a ruling that is likely to mean that the only abortion clinic still operating in Mississippi will not have to close, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that a two-year-old state law regulating clinics cannot be enforced against that facility in the city Continue →

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e buying power of Americans born between 1980-2000 is on the rise, but do they know whether their favorite brands are spending profits in the political sphere? (Dominic Lipinski/AP Wire)

The buying power of Americans born between 1980-2000 is on the rise, but do they know whether their favorite brands are spending profits in the political sphere? (Dominic Lipinski/AP Wire)

Studies have confirmed several statistics about the group known as millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000. They’re on Continue →

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Appeals court rejects new test of health care mandate

by Lyle Denniston on July 29, 2014

Ruling that the federal health care law’s mandate to buy health insurance is a law about a tax but not about raising government revenue, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected a new constitutional challenge to that key part of the Affordable Care Continue →

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You can find the unanimous opinion in Sissel v. HHS here. I discuss the Origination Clause and Sissel (and explain why the origination clause would likely fail), on pages 12-13 of my new Legislation, Statutory Interpretation and Election Law: Examples … Continue reading →
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Gerken Testifies on Nerds

by Rick Hasen on July 29, 2014

CCP’s Moment of Zen. … Continue reading →
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Tuesday round-up

by Amy Howe on July 29, 2014

Some coverage of the Court focuses on recent decisions by the courts of appeals striking down state bans on same-sex marriage and the likelihood that the Supreme Court will take up the issue.  (Because the round-up only focuses on news relating to the Court, here and elsewhere we do not Continue →

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