Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

October 14, 2013

The new term of the Supreme Court kicks off with a “deep docket.”  (NY Times)  Supreme Court watchers speculate how long Justice Ginsberg will remain on the bench (Washington Post), and Justice Scalia gets real with New York Magazine.  (New York Magazine)

Proposed French law, aimed at Amazon, would prohibit online retailers from offering certain discounts.  (Wall Street Journal)

Atul Gawande examines the legal obstructionism the Affordable Care Act is facing. (New Yorker)

Death row inmates argue that they have a First Amendment right to access information about the manufacturer of lethal injection drugs. (The Atlantic)

Prosecutors in the Aurora, Colorado shooter case say that his online dating profiles are admissible to prove he isn’t insane. (Time)

Federal judge orders that a sworn declaration from the warden at Guantanamo regarding search policies be unsealed. (Al Jazeera)

The Maldivian Supreme Court annuls the first round of the presidential election. (The Economist)

Woman sues NYPD after she is arrested for being topless in Brooklyn park. (NY Post)

New York newspaper sues county for refusing to release information about the owners of gun permits in the area. (Christian Science Monitor)

Alaska Supreme Court hears case of whether state is liable for failing to slow climate change. (Mothers Jones)

Youth lacrosse organization in Virginia challenges government shutdown, and federal judge orders that the park containing the practice fields be reopened. (Washington Post)


Image: Nelson Kanuk, college student suing Alaska. Children’s Trust