on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:54 am
Coverage of the Court once more continues to focus on Monday’s order putting same-sex marriages in Utah on hold pending the state’s appeal of a federal district court’s decision striking down the state’s ban on such marriages. At NPR, Nina Totenberg discusses the stay with host Audie Cornish; other coverage comes from Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker, with commentary and analysis at Bloomberg View from Noah Feldman, who describes the current state of affairs with regard to Utah’s ban as a “predictable disaster.”
Looking ahead to Friday’s Conference at Mayer Brown’s Class Defense blog, Timothy Bishop and Joshua Yount argue that two of the class-certification cases on the Conference, Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer and Sears, Roebuck and Company v. Butler, “present excellent vehicles for the Justices to bring more rigor and fairness to the application of [Federal] Rule [of Civil Procedure] 23(a) and (b)(3).” James R. Copland weighs in on the cases in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, urging the Court to grant review and “step in yet again, because the legal theory underlying these cases is worse than musty — it stinks.” At Forbes (and cross-posted on the Washington Legal Foundation’s blog The Legal Pulse), Richard Samp discusses another case on the January 10 Conference, Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd., and argues that a grant in that case “should not be viewed as a signal that the Court will also grant” another, as-yet-unfiled petition involving Argentina. And a post at the Federalist Society Blog discusses the tech industry’s focus on yet another case on Friday’s Conference, Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies.