September 4, 2014

LegalEyes for September 4, 2014


Ben Protess, D.C. Circuit, Dahlia Lithwick, David Rogers, Garrett Epps, Halbig v. Burwell, Jeffrey Toobin, LegalEyes, Martin Feldman, Tony West, Zoe Tillman

by Caroline Cox

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled this morning that it will hold an en banc rehearing in Halbig v. Burwell, the case dealing with the legality of some Affordable Care Act subsidies, reports Zoe Tillman in The National Law JournalJeffrey Toobin explains in The New Yorker how the fight in Halbig is also a fight over whether textualism should serve as a dominant legal theory.

Ben Protess reports in The New York Times on the departure of Tony West from the Department of Justice. West delivered remarks at the 2013 ACS National Convention.

In Politico, David Rogers reports on a case between the Justice Department and immigrant-rights groups over whether illegal immigrants should be provided counsel.

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman’s ruling to uphold Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages carefully appeals to the Supreme Court’s swing voter, argues Garrett Epps in The Atlantic.

In Slate, Dahlia Lithwick writes on what the justice system should learn from the recent ruling that, thirty years after their convictions in a 1983 murder case, two mentally disabled half-brothers are innocent.