Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/15

The world of law is rich with stories that fall somewhere on the spectrum of grave to utterly frivolous. Catch up on some of them from the last week:

  • The Supreme Court will discuss its next steps on gay marriage when it convenes on Sept. 29 (SCOTUSblog)
  • An atheist airman was denied reenlistment in the US Air Force for refusing to say “so help me God” (WSJ Law Blog)
  • Oscar Pistorious was convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp (The Guardian)
  • The NFL has hired an independent investigator to explore how the league so abysmally handled Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée (MSNBC)
  • A Wyoming legislative panel is looking into using firing squads to execute death row inmates when prisons can’t get the drugs they need for the job (WSJ Law Blog)
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