Round-Up: Today’s Action
NPR has this article on today’s action at the High Court; Slate’s Dahlia Lithwich discusses the highlights in this audio segment. Mark H. Anderson of the Wall Street Journal reports here (subscription req’d) on today’s opinions.
In the New York Times, David Stout has this article on the WRTL decision, which “may well have affected the thinking of political strategists for the 2008 elections”; David G. Savage of the LA Times reports here on the Court’s ruling in the election cases “clearing the way for corporate-funded broadcast ads”; Ariane de Vogue has this report for ABC News; Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr reports here on the High Court decision “limiting the reach of federal campaign-finance law”; and Mark Sherman of the Associated Press has this article on the Court’s 5-4 ruling.
Sherman also has this piece on today’s decision to tighten limits on student speech; Bill Mears of CNN reports here on the Supreme Court’s Bong Hits 4 Jesus ruling; BBC News has this story; James Vicini of Reuters reports here on the Court’s “first major decision on student free-speech rights in nearly 20 years”; Bloomberg’s Stohr has this article on the divided ruling in Morse v. Frederick; and de Vogue of ABC News has this story on the ruling in the First Amendment case. Peter Lattman weighs in here at the WSJ.com Law Blog, highlighting Justice Stevens’s dissent.
At the Chicago Tribune’s The Seeker blog, Manya Brachear has this post on the Morse v. Frederick and WRTL opinions.
Paul Caron of the TaxProf Blog has this post on the Court’s 5-4 decision in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc.; Stohr reports here for Bloomberg on the ruling that “limited the power of taxpayers to challenge government actions as unconstitutionally promoting religion”; Pete Yost of the Associated Press has this article on the Hein decision, which “blocks a lawsuit by a group of atheists and agnostics against eight Bush administration officials”; Vicini reports here for Reuters; and Cary McMullen of The Ledger weighs in here at The Scriptorium blog.
Congressional Quarterly has this article on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the cases of National Association of Home Builders vs. Defenders of Wildlife and EPA v. Defenders of Wildlife; Sherman reports here for the Associated Press.
The AP’s Yost also has this article on the the Court’s ruling against a Wyoming rancher who sued individual federal government employees over granting easement on a road on his land; at the Conglomerate Blog, David Zaring weighs in here on the Wilkie v. Robbins ruling.