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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"Supreme Court hears dispute over CTS case": The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times has this news update.

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Victims of toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court."

And Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has an article headlined "Arcane arguments, big stakes as Supreme Court hears N.C. cleanup case."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, No. 13-339.
Posted at 03:56 PM by Howard Bashman




"Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent Was 'Courageous,' Holder Says": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Can the K.S.M. Trial Be Saved?" Amy Davidson has this blog post online at The New Yorker.

And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has an article headlined "Special prosecutor confirms FBI investigation, says it's not about KSM document."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"This Infamous Hacker Went to Prison for Trolling AT&T. Now He Wants to Troll Wall Street." Emmett Rensin has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court blog deserves credentials": Columnist Rem Rieder of USA Today recently had this essay.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. court revives Europe money laundering case vs R.J. Reynolds": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Reynolds American to Face Suit on Money Laundering Claims."
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"The crime victim's reaction to today's Supreme Court decision": Paul Cassell has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court rules that pornographers should pay": Richard Wolf of USA Today has a news update that begins, "The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that people who peddle in child pornography must help pay for their victims' pain and suffering -- within reason."

Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Justices Void $3.4 Million Award to Child Pornography Victim."

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court limits damages to victims of child porn, throws out $3.4 million award."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornography case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Pornography Victims Get Partial Compensation, Court Says."

Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices allow limited restitution for child porn victims."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Justices Limit Restitution For Child Pornography Victims."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn."
Posted at 11:29 AM by Howard Bashman




Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in two argued cases.

1. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Paroline v. United States, No. 12-8561. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas joined. And Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. And Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in White v. Woodall, No. 12-794. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim." The AP also reports that "Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man."
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Telecommuting May Be Reasonable For Ford Worker: 6th Circ." Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued yesterday.

Eugene Scalia argued the appeal on behalf of appellee Ford Motor Co.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman




"Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call." The Associated Press has this report on the ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman




"Appeal Judges Hint at Doubts in Insider Case": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.

And in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Christopher M. Matthews has an article headlined "Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading; Appeals Judge Says Current View 'Gives Precious Little Guidance' to Institutions, Hedge Funds." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman




"Presence of THC metabolite in blood does not prove impaired driving, Arizona Supreme Court finds": In today's edition of The Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer has a front page article that begins, "Arizonans who smoke marijuana can't be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday."

And today's edition of The Arizona Republic contains an article headlined "Arizona high court: Pot metabolite doesn't prove DUI." In addition, columnist EJ Montini has an essay titled "In Arizona we can finally get high ... on justice."

And The Associated Press reports that "Arizona court rules on DUI law for marijuana users."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Arizona at this link.
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman




"California bill reignites affirmative action fight": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:47 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Voice of first U.S. Hispanic justice heard in major race case": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman




"OK, Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action: But does that really mean race no longer matters, as the Supreme Court's conservatives say?" Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argument analysis: Thirty years later, '1984' is still scary." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justices Skeptical of Aereo's Business": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.

In Wednesday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage will have an article headlined "Supreme Court justices appear conflicted over Aereo copyright case; A ruling could shut down Aereo, as the TV broadcast industry wants, or clear the way for the company that enables subscribers to record programs captured over the air and view them on the Internet."

In Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall will have an article headlined "Supreme Court Conflicted on Legality of Aereo Online Video Service; Justices Said a Ruling Against the Cloud-Based Service Threatened to Harm Established Services, Such as Apple's iCloud."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Broadcast TV, cloud computing collide at Supreme Court."

At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Aereo at the Supreme Court: Justices Confused by Technology, Wary of Implications ; At oral arguments on Tuesday, broadcasters appear to have an edge, but the justices want to know how their ruling will impact others in the tech sector."

Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has an article headlined "At oral arguments, Supreme Court isn't sold on Aereo; Court shows concern about the cloud, but not about the right to free TV."

Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a report headlined "At Aereo arguments, can old-school analogies explain new technology?"

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: Slipping down the digital slope."
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Atheists' new plan of attack against Pledge of Allegiance: state courts; An atheist New Jersey family is saying the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of their equal protection under state law; Previously, such lawsuits were filed in federal court." The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court rules anonymous tip is enough to stop driver": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court upholds California police search based on 911 tip."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Anonymous tip leading to driver's arrest passes Supreme Court muster."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion analysis: Big new role for anonymous tipsters."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of Coke's right to 'cheat consumers.'" Ronald Mann has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"One man's obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 03:51 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading": Christopher M. Matthews has this post at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Curative plea challenging SC verdict against gay sex to be heard in open court next week": Press Trust of India has this report.

And BuzzFeed reports that "Indian Supreme Court To Reconsider Sodomy Ruling; 'This is a bit of hope,' said one of the lawyers in a case."
Posted at 02:53 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gang member shot, killed after lunging at court witness": This front page article appears today in The Deseret News, along with a front page article headlined "From prep football to prison, gang life led to destructive path."

Today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune contains a front page article headlined "Gang defendant shot, killed at new Salt Lake City federal courthouse; U.S. marshal shot defendant when he charged witness with a sharp object."

And The Associated Press reports that "Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security."
Posted at 02:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Keystone Route Ruling Should Be Overturned, Nebraska Says": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"High court hears streaming TV case": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Greg Stohr and Alex Barinka of Bloomberg News report that "Aereo Online-TV Service Questioned by U.S. Supreme Court."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices conflicted over Aereo TV copyright fight."

And Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Broadcast TV, cloud computing collide at Supreme Court."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461.
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies": The Associated Press has this report.

And Joan Biskupic of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court hears challenge to ban on 'false' campaign speech."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, No. 13-193.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Most Overrated Supreme Court Justice": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 11:36 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes and William Branigin of The Washington Post have a news update headlined "Supreme Court reverses decision that tossed out Michigan's ban on racial preferences."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Justices approve state bans on affirmative action; The decision could lead more states to enact bans against race preferences in university admissions, but it does not affect university affirmative action programs in other states."

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "High Court Says States Can End Affirmative Action Without Violating Constitution; In 6-2 Vote, Justices Decide Michigan Can End Rule at Public Universities." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Divided Supreme Court upholds Michigan measure banning race-based preferences."

Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban."

The Detroit Free Press has a news update headlined "Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action."

The Detroit News has an update headlined "High court's Michigan ruling another affirmative action setback."

The Ann Arbor News reports that "U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions."

The Michigan Daily, the student newspaper of the University of Michigan, has a news update headlined "Supreme Court upholds state's affirmative action ban."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action Upheld by Supreme Court."

And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Justices Uphold Michigan Ballot Ban on Race Preferences in Higher Ed."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Law Against Lying in Elections": Jess Bravin has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google. In addition, at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog, Bravin has a post titled "Ohio AG DeWine Defends And Questions False-Statements Law."

Jack Torry of The Columbus Dispatch reports that "Ohio election-ad fight to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court."

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that "SCOTUS hears local free speech case Tuesday."

Paige Winfield Cunningham of Politico.com reports that "Abortion at heart of Ohio speech case."

National Journal reports that "Anti-Obamacare Ad Lands at the Supreme Court; A billboard opposing the health care law touched off a potentially major First Amendment case."

And at msnbc, Adam Serwer has a report headlined "Lying in politics not a crime?"
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to decide on Aereo, an obscure start-up that could reshape the TV industry": Cecilia Kang and Robert Barnes have this article today in The Washington Post.

The Los Angeles Times reports that "Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court; On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Internet TV start-up and the broadcasters that oppose it; The results could have major implications for the future of television."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Aereo Internet service vs. TV broadcasters: US Supreme Court to decide; Aereo provides TV viewing and recording to subscribers via the Internet for $8 a month; But Aereo pays major broadcast companies nothing, and broadcasters say that violates copyright protections."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Streaming TV case before Supreme Court on Tuesday."

At "The Note" blog of ABC News, Ariane de Vogue has a post titled "Aereo Case at the Supreme Court: What's at Stake?"

Brooks Boliek of Politico.com has a report headlined "Supreme Court case: Startup vs. broadcasters."

At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Handel has a post titled "Aereo Backstory: One Supreme Court Case, Three Recusals, One 'Unrecusal,' Much Uncertainty; Seldom (one imagines) has one case involved so many questions of judicial and attorney disqualification."

And at Wired.com, Issie Lapowsky has an article headlined "Netflix Is the Real Winner if the Supreme Court Sides With Aereo."
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman




"Matawan-Aberdeen school district sued over 'under God' in pledge; Lawsuit claims wording alienates atheists, humanists and violates N.J. constitution": This article appears today in The Asbury Park Press.

And The Associated Press reports that "New Jersey school sued over 'under God' in pledge."
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman




"No stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg": Columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post has this op-ed.
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in two argued cases.

1. Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Prado Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490. Justice Antonin Scalia issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. And Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced the judgment of the Court and issued an opinion, in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined, in Schuette v. BAMN, No. 12-682. Chief Justice Roberts issued a concurring opinion. Justice Scalia issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Stephen G Breyer issued an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined. Justice Kagan did not participate in the decision. You can access the oral argument audio via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban" and "Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by U.S. High Court."

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban."
Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Weighs Aid to Holders of Argentine Debt": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Justices shed few tears for Argentina in debt case."

Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined "U.S. Supreme Court Voices Resistance to Argentina Blocking Creditor's Access to Asset Records; Creditor NML Capital Opted Against Participating in Argentina's Debt Restructuring." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Argentina Gets U.S. Court Skepticism on Bank Subpoenas."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. court signals narrow bondholders win in Argentina subpoena case."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: The problem when a pitfall opens."

You can access at this link the transcript of yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd., No. 12-842.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws; High court justices take a dim view of Coca-Cola's selling juice labeled as pomegranate-blueberry that is mostly apple and grape juice": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman




"Should Supreme Court Justices Play Politics With Retirement?" Jesse Wegman has this post at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman




"Oklahoma Supreme Court stays executions of two inmates; The executions of Clayton Derrell Lockett, 38, and Charles Frederick Warner, 46, have been postponed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court; The stays will last until a case about the source of the state's lethal injection drugs is fully adjudicated": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Oklahoman.

Today's edition of The Tulsa World contains a front page article headlined "Oklahoma Supreme Court delays executions of two inmates suing state; The 5-4 decision grants a stay to inmates suing over the state's lethal-drug secrecy law."

In today's edition of The New York Times, Erik Eckholm has an article headlined "2 Executions in Oklahoma Are Stayed, Ending Tussle."

And The Associated Press reports that "Oklahoma court puts 2 executions on hold."

You can access yesterday's 5-to-4 ruling of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma at this link.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, April 21, 2014

"Justices Skeptical of Coke's Pomegranate Juice Label; Label 'Cheated' Consumers, Kennedy Says in Case Brought by Pom Wonderful": Jess Bravin will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Supreme Court weighs truth in labeling in fruit juice case."
Posted at 05:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gang defendant shot, killed at new Salt Lake City federal courthouse; U.S. Marshal shot defendant when he charged witness with a pen or pencil": Marissa Lang and Jessica Miller of The Salt Lake Tribune have this updated report.

The Deseret News has an updated report headlined "Gang member shot after lunging at court witness dies from gunshot wounds."

And The Associated Press reports that "Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse."

Before the defendant's death was announced, the federal district judge presiding over the case declared a mistrial.
Posted at 04:37 PM by Howard Bashman




"Wrangle Over Oklahoma Executions Bounces From Court to Court": Erik Eckholm will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Neil Eggleston Picked for White House Counsel": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman




"Oklahoma Courts at War Over Lethal Injection Secrecy; A dispute between Oklahoma's top courts reveals the chaos in states seeking to conceal basic information about the drugs used in executions": Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court considers juice label dispute": The Associated Press has this report.

And Diane Bartz of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court questions Coca-Cola over fruit juice label."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gang defendant shot at new Salt Lake City federal courthouse; U.S. Marshal shot defendant when he charged witness with a pen or pencil": Marissa Lang and Jessica Miller of The Salt Lake Tribune have this news update.

Pat Reavy and Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News have an update headlined "Authorities investigate shooting at new Utah federal courthouse."

And The Associated Press reports that "US marshal shoots defendant in federal court."
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Eleventh Circuit rules that discovery can move forward on my Crime Victims' Rights Act case": Paul Cassell has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy" about an interesting ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Panel Orders Release of Memo in 2011 Targeted Killing of Awlaki": Benjamin Weiser of The New York Times has this news update.

The Associated Press has a report headlined "NY court: US must release targeted killings memo."

And Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post titled "Court: release legal memo on drone killing."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Stevens's Prescription for 'Giant Step in Wrong Direction'": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman




"US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:57 AM by Howard Bashman




"High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

And at Fortune.com, Roger Parloff has an article headlined "Why the Supreme Court might pull the plug on Aereo: On Tuesday the Court will hear arguments on the legality of the disruptive wireless technology that brings broadcast TV to smartphones."
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman




"Celebrating Times v. Sullivan, Though Dissent Is Heard": Kenneth Jost had this post yesterday at his blog, "Jost On Justice."
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman




"Juice Maker POM Heads to Court in 2 Marketing Cases; From Opposite Sides, Company Wages Legal Battles Likely to Influence Food-Marketing Practices": Brent Kendall has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted the Order List at this link. The Court granted review in three new cases.

In addition, Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in Hussain v. Obama, No. 13-638.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case"; "High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop"; "High court rejects new Guantanamo appeal"; "Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule"; "Court won't hear Arizona appeal over harboring ban"; and "Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court to review Jerusalem birthplace law"; "Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law"; and "Top court declines Exxon's appeal in water pollution case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Israel Passport Designation Clash Gets U.S. Court Hearing"; "Guantanamo Inmate's Appeal Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court"; "Arizona Rejected by High Court on Immigrant-Harboring Law": and "Exxon Rejected by Court on $105 Million New York Award."

At Politico.com, Josh Gerstein has a blog post titled "Supreme Court takes 2nd look at Jerusalem passport case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court to rule on Israel policy."
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. insider trading cases face test at appeals court": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:36 AM by Howard Bashman




"Aereo at the Supreme Court: No matter what, broadcasters lose; An industry born of innovation faces a serious challenge from a new innovator." Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Week.
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman




"Keystone Pipeline Fate Now in Hands of Nebraskan Jurists": Bloomberg News has an article that begins, "The focus of the Keystone XL debate has shifted from a fierce lobbying war in Washington to Lincoln, Nebraska, where the state Supreme Court has been asked to weigh a legal challenge to the pipeline."
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Aereo Case Will Shape TV's Future": David Carr will have this new installment of his "The Media Equation" column in Monday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"Echo of 1984 Betamax landmark in U.S. high court Aereo TV fight": Lawrence Hurley and Liana B. Baker of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Antennas for us all: How Aereo wound up at the Supreme Court; In 1976, what was Congress saying about the future of television?" Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report today.

And David Kravets has an article headlined "Aereo analysis: Cloud computing at a crossroads; From the copyleft to Google and Mozilla, they say a win for TV broadcasters could doom the cloud."
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Kentucky Supreme Court Fleshes Out The Ministerial Exception Doctrine": Howard Friedman had this post yesterday at his "Religion Clause" blog reporting on two rulings (here and here) that the Supreme Court of Kentucky issued last Thursday.
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judges can keep relatives on their payrolls; Ethics committee finding benefits two Northampton County jurists who employ family members": Riley Yates has this front page article in today's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Kurt Lash on 'Religious Sincerity and the Hobby Lobby Investments'": Rick Garnett had this post Friday at "Mirror of Justice."
Posted at 05:17 PM by Howard Bashman




"Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric": On Friday, law professor Paul Horwitz had this post at "Jotwell" about law professor Steven D. Smith's forthcoming law review article titled "The Jurisprudence of Denigration."
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman




"Alaska Supreme Court says state has duty to protect inmates from one another": The Anchorage Daily News has this article reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Alaska issued on Friday.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"St. John's Law Students Visit Nation's Highest Court": St. John's University posted this news release online last week.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation'; James Mitchell 'highly skeptical' of Senate report on CIA torture; 'It was not illegal based on the law at the time; Mitchell said to have waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed": The Guardian (UK) has this report, together with an article headlined "James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country'; Psychologist who designed CIA's post-9/11 torture program insists he has nothing to apologise for -- and attacks 'people with a Jack Bauer mentality who don't understand how intel works.'"
Posted at 02:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Mueller to replace Karlton on 3-judge prison court": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a blog post that begins, "The three-judge federal court overseeing the reduction of California's prison population will have a new member in September: U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento, succeeding the retiring Judge Lawrence Karlton."
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire."

ABC News has posted online at this link video of the interview that George Stephanopoulos conducted with retired Justice John Paul Stevens from today's broadcast of "This Week." And ABC News has also posted this excerpt of Justice Stevens' new book, "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution."
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Change the Constitution in Six Easy Steps? It Won't Be That Simple, Justice Stevens; From campaign finance to political gerrymandering, the retired Supreme Court justice skips hard arguments in his new book in favor of unrealistic, poorly drafted solutions." Law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this book review online at The Daily Beast.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality; The question of whether the suit targeted the appropriate officials may become an issue": Marissa Lang has this article in today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan, Angers GOP Colleagues but Wins Fans Elsewhere; Texas Senator Is a Tea-Party Favorite": This front page article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire": The New Hampshire Union Leader has this report.

And yesterday's edition of The New York Times contained an article headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, April 18, 2014

"Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"Do online media get treated like traditional media under libel retraction statutes?" Eugene Volokh has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Teva Rejected by Supreme Court on Generic Copaxone Delay": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight."

The Associated Press reports that "Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court won't block Teva rivals."

You can access at this link the one paragraph in chambers opinion that Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued today in his capacity as Circuit Justice for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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"Kennedy's Question: How will the Court decide Hobby Lobby?" Adam J. White has this article in the April 28, 2014 issue of The Weekly Standard.

The issue also contains an article by Terry Eastland headlined "Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist: The Senate minority leader seeks majority opinions."
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"New Clinton Documents: How to Celebrate Confirmation of Justice Ginsburg?" Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 04:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"3rd Circ. Urged To Move GSK Paxil Suit Back To State Court": Kelly Knaub of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) today on the Brief for Appellants that I filed earlier this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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"Is This the Supreme Court's Next Big Gun Case? The Second Amendment protects the right to armed self-defense; Does that include the right to carry guns in public?" Damon Root has this essay today at Reason.com.
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"Iowa court: Mother needed approval to get disabled son a vasectomy." Grant Rodgers of The Des Moines Register has a news update that begins, "An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually-disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today."

And at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog," Ryan Koopmans has a post titled "The Iowa Supreme Court on vasectomies and due process."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal appeals court gives Walker win on Act 10": Jason Stein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
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"U.S. appeals court largely upholds cement plant emissions rule": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
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"Aereo's Legal Battles Rest on the Meaning of 'Public Performance'": Robert Levine of Bloomberg Businessweek has this report.
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"Gay marriage: Openly gay judge, Michael McShane, in spotlight overseeing Oregon case." The Oregonian has an article that begins, "Starting next week, the spotlight on the status of gay marriage in America will shift to the Eugene courtroom of U.S. District Judge Michael McShane -- who finds himself in an unusual position."
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"Ginsburg, Scalia discuss NSA, freedoms": Trevor Eischen of Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman




"No challenge to gay rights standard": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

My most recent earlier related post appeared yesterday at this link.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman




"Book: Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter's gay wedding." Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Law professor to argue case at Supreme Court": Old Gold & Black, the student newspaper of Wake Forest University, has an article that begins, "On April 23, Wake Forest University Law School Professor John Korzen will face the ultimate test of any attorney, he will make an oral argument before the nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States."
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ohio case before U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether states can criminalize campaign lies": Sabrina Eaton of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Kalb Report with Justices Antonia Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg": C-SPAN has posted the video of this evening's event at this link.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman




In Bashman news from Niagara Falls: The Buffalo News reports that "Woman charged with using bat to bash man's car."
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"Scalia, Ginsburg Offer Amendments to the Constitution": Marcia Coyle has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
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"Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case": Tom Jackman of The Washington Post has this blog entry.

And The Associated Press reports that "Va. Supreme Court backs ex-U.Va. climate researcher."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia at this link.
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"NJ man's handgun case before U.S. Supreme Court on Friday": The Newark Star-Ledger has this report.

And The Washington Times has an article headlined "Supreme Court weighs appeal to concealed-carry gun laws; Considering challenge to New Jersey's 'justifiable need' mandate."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"S.F.'s plastic-bag ban clears last legal hurdle": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.
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"Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman




After deciding to forgo its own request for rehearing of the Ninth Circuit's decision prohibiting a party from striking a juror based on sexual orientation, Abbott Labs. files brief supporting Ninth Circuit's sua sponte consideration of en banc review: You can access the brief that Abbott Laboratories filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Also today, SmithKline Beecham Corporation, which prevailed before the three-judge panel, filed this brief opposing en banc review.

My earlier coverage of the three-judge panel's ruling in this case can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned whether Oklahoma can legally prevent the marriages."

And Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post has a news update headlined "Federal appeals court considers Oklahoma's gay marriage ban."

Update: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has posted at this link (5.72 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of today's oral argument in the Oklahoma same-sex marriage case.
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"Tulsa lesbian couple waited decade for day in court on marriage ban": Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post has this news update.
Posted at 04:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again": The Associated Press has this report.

And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports that "Guantanamo trial delays frustrate 9/11 victims' family members."
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman."
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Cell phone search case is easy call for Supreme Court": Jack Shafer has this essay online at Reuters.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argentina's fight with bondholders reaches U.S. top court": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
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"Argument preview: Attack ads and the First Amendment." Lyle Denniston of "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman




"A $6 Million Legal Bill -- And A Fight For Credit In The Marriage Equality Movement": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report.
Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman




"4th Circuit throws open courtroom windows in 'Company Doe' ruling": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Consumer groups win appeal to reveal Company Doe."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Fourth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman




"McCutcheon lawyer brings new campaign finance case": Byron Tau of Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman




"Oklahoma case carries on court fight over same-sex marriage; Panel that heard Utah's arguments last week will hear Oklahoma's same-sex marriage case": Marissa Lang has this front page article in today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.

In today's edition of The Deseret News, Dennis Romboy has an article headlined "Utah, Oklahoma same-sex marriage cases on parallel track."

In today's edition of The Denver Post, Kirk Mitchell has an article headlined "Colorado's gay marriage ban could hinge on appeals court ruling."

And Emma Margolin of msnbc reports that "Appeals court to hear case for gay marriage in Oklahoma."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"An Indecent Burial": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

In the April 15, 2014 issue of Variety, Ted Johnson has a news analysis headlined "Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No Matter Who Wins."

Jordan Crook of TechCrunch reports that "Aereo Shows Off Their Rooftop Antenna Farm Ahead Of Supreme Court Ruling."

Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram of Reuters report that "U.S. Supreme Court's Alito ends recusal in Aereo TV case."

At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Handel has a post titled "Justice Alito Rejoins Aereo Supreme Court Case; All nine Supreme Court Justices will hear oral argument Tuesday in the closely-watched case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Alito rejoins the Court in two cases."
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"India's Supreme Court Recognizes 3rd Gender": This post appears at the "India Ink" blog of The New York Times.

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of India at this link.
Posted at 08:47 PM by Howard Bashman




"How the President Got to 'I Do' on Same-Sex Marriage": Jo Becker will have this article in this upcoming Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Abortion Endures as a Political Tripwire": Online today at The New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall has an essay that begins, "Why is there such a difference in the durability of two foundational issues of American conservatism: gay marriage and abortion?"
Posted at 08:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Weev Talks About Life In Prison And His Plans To Open A Hedge Fund, TRO LLC": John Biggs has this interview online at TechCrunch.

According to Auernheimer, "I have instructed my counsel not to file a motion for dismissal by cause of double jeopardy if the government brings this case in another jurisdiction. I will gladly litigate this matter again to attack the CFAA a second time, even if the result is another round of imprisonment."
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Alito Re-Enters Two Key Business Cases": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case." The Associated Press has this report.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is scheduled to hear oral argument in the case tomorrow.
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban": The Associated Press has this report.

And the Center for Reproductive Rights, which brought the challenge, issued a news release titled "Federal Court Permanently Blocks Most Extreme Abortion Ban in the Country; Judge calls North Dakota's ban on abortion at six weeks 'a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women.'"

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "North Dakota 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Ruled Illegal."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law."
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Last Five Years": This article will appear in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Professor tries for double play in toxic tort case before Supreme Court": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report today.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"House Lawyers Defend 'Speech or Debate'": Zoe Tillman has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" reporting on an amicus brief filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Scalia to Student: If Taxes Get Too High 'Perhaps You Should Revolt.'" Jacob Gershman has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argument preview: A global search for money." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lavabit held in contempt of court for printing crypto key in tiny font; US attorney: Lavabit 'treated court orders like contract negotiations.'" Joe Silver of Ars Technica has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. consumer groups win unsealing of lawsuit over infant death": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Diller Goes Big in High Court Gamble on Aereo's Future": Greg Stohr and Alex Barinka of Bloomberg News have this report today.
Posted at 01:26 PM by Howard Bashman




"Bisignano can be on ballot, Iowa Supreme Court rules": Grant Rodgers has this article today in The Des Moines Register.

And at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog," Ryan Koopmans has a post titled "Iowa Supreme Court splits over what kinds of criminals can vote."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Crosses Spark a Constitutional Fight": Jacob Gershman has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"An update on our press pass": Tom Goldstein has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling": The Associated Press has this report.

You can access today's order of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio at this link.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




Programming note: This morning, I am meeting with trial counsel in an appeal on which I am working. Additional posts will appear here this afternoon.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"The Tragicomedy of the 9/11 Trial: A report from Guantanamo Bay." Dave Cullen has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods; The Supreme Court will hear a free-speech challenge to an Ohio state law that prohibits publishing false statements about political candidates": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The Associated Press reports that "Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies."
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Liberals and libertarians join forces to defend gay marriage rights": Adam Serwer of msnbc has this report.
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Google friends swamp 9th Circuit in 'Innocence of Muslims' case": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Access online the contents of the April 2014 issue of The Yale Law Journal: At this link.

In this month's issue, law professor Jeremy Waldron has an essay titled "Five to Four: Why Do Bare Majorities Rule on Courts?"

And the issue also contains a feature titled "Federalism as the New Nationalism: A dialogue among a new school of federalism scholars."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served": The Associated Press has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Man in videotaped protest inside Supreme Court pleads guilty."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Supreme Court Protester Sentenced to Time Served."
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Battle over Argentina's debts heads to Supreme Court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 08:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"Whether a defendant may remove a case a second time based on diversity jurisdiction more than one year after the commencement of the case?" Some readers may recall that on January 24, 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an order granting my clients' petition for permission to appeal presenting that issue.

Today, on behalf of my clients, the plaintiffs in the case, I filed the opening Brief for Appellants.

And for any readers who simply can't get enough when it comes to appeals involving the law school subjects of federal courts and civil procedure, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision resolving "whether the federal court in Guam has jurisdiction in disputes exclusively between aliens."
Posted at 06:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Convicted Murderer Still Has Miranda Rights Case": Courthouse News Service has a report that begins, "A man convicted twice for the same murder can sue the Ventura County Sheriff's Department for failing to read him his rights, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Convicted Killer's Civil Rights Suit Reinstated."

Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote today's ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 06:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argument preview: Justices to consider 'truth-in-labeling' fruit juices." Ronald Mann has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Prenda On Appeal: Copyright Troll Tactics Challenged in DC Circuit." Corynne McSherry of Electronic Frontier Foundation has this blog post about a case that she and two other attorneys argued yesterday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

You can access the audio of yesterday's oral argument via this link (23.1 MB mp3 audio file).
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court, Experts Say; With broadcasters on one side and the cloud computing business on the other, the stakes are high -- and the case could go either way": Jonathan Handel has this post today at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. appeals court upholds hazardous air pollution rule": Lawrence Hurley has this report on the per curiam ruling that the majority on a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire reports that "Federal judges uphold landmark EPA mercury and toxics standards."
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman




"According to the plaintiffs, the Senate rule governing filibusters is unconstitutional." But according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a ruling issued today, the plaintiffs failed to sue the proper defendant and therefore could not obtain any relief on their claim.

Update: At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "Suit Challenging Senate Filibuster Rule Fails in D.C. Circuit."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Appellate court strikes down $1 million award in porn case": Today's edition of The Knoxville News Sentinel contains an article (subscription required for full access) that begins, "A federal appeals court Monday struck down a $1 million award of damages to a Greene County teenager against a man who hired prostitutes to have sex with the boy so he could film the encounters."

Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton wrote yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, April 14, 2014

"Point Reyes oyster farmer appeals to U.S. high court": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

And The Marin Independent Journal has a news update headlined "Drakes Bay Oyster Co. takes fight to U.S. Supreme Court."

You can view at this link the petition for writ of certiorari filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Little-Known Legal Challenge That Could Torpedo Obamacare": Ariane de Vogue has this post today at "The Note" blog of ABC News.
Posted at 11:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUSblog on camera: Orin Kerr -- Part five." You can access here the final installment of this video interview.
Posted at 11:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Media, rights groups urge court to revisit takedown of anti-Muslim YouTube video; Media says decision allows subjects of news events to control coverage": David Kravets of Ars Technica has this report.
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. appeals court: conflict minerals rule violates free speech." Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Violates Free-Speech Rights."

Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire reports that "Appeals court strikes down conflict minerals disclosure rule."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "D.C. Circuit Trims SEC 'Conflict Minerals' Disclosure Rule."
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge Posner Includes Photograph Of Plaintiff In Banana Costume, 'Which is in the record.'" Josh Blackman has this post discussing a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage." The Associated Press has this updated report.

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio at this link.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"Secret Drugs, Agonizing Deaths": Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno, staff lawyers with the Death Penalty Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, have this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman




"Judge set to issue key Ohio gay marriage ruling": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Put Cameras in the Supreme Court: Australia, Canada, and England all allow cameras in their high courts; So should the U.S." S.M. Oliva has this essay online today at Reason.com.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court ruling sets off race for bigger donations; Political parties, election lawyers and donors move quickly to capitalize on the Supreme Court's decision striking down overall limits on what wealthy contributors can give": Fredreka Schouten of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Legal minds eye quality control for convictions": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gun rights may return to Supreme Court's agenda": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman



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