Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

March 24, 2014

A Supreme Court version of March Madness. (Faith, Sweat, and Tears)

Constitutional Law Scholar Erwin Chemerinsky thinks Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg should retire. (LA Times)

Michigan federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban, and couples start to get married, then have to stop. (CNN)

The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the convictions of a former nurse accused of trolling the Internet for suicidal people and encouraging two to kill themselves, ruling Wednesday that part of a law banning someone from “encouraging” suicide is unconstitutional. (CBS)

Mark Zuckerberg calls Obama over internet surveillance. (NY Times)

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden, delivers speech via Google Hangout at ACLU-sponsored event at SXSW, emphasizing the role of tech companies in upholding the Constitution. (CNN)

Renowned equality activist Gloria Steinem turns 80 with zest. (NY Times)

Suit against owner of the “revenge porn” site wins big in federal court (The Daily Beast), and Wisconsin becomes the latest state to send an anti-revenge porn bill to the governor. (Governing)

Photo: Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW.