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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Eleventh Circuit Holds That It is a Federal Crime For an Employee To Use His Employer's Computer For 'Non Business Reasons' After Receiving Clear Instruction From Employer Not to Do So": At "The Volokh Conspiracy," Orin Kerr has this post about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued last week.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Microsoft Loses Court Ruling in Patent Case Against Singapore's Uniloc": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.

In other coverage, Reuters reports that "Court backs Uniloc in patent fight with Microsoft."

The Associated Press reports that "Court backs Uniloc in case against Microsoft."

And "Patently-O" has a blog post titled "Uniloc v. Microsoft: The CAFC Rejects the 25 Percent Rule."
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman



"Rethinking Horse Slaughterhouses: Animal-Welfare Groups Are Joining Ranchers in a Push to Revive an Industry That Died in 2007." This article will appear Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Blind Law School Grad Wins Right to Use Assistive Tech on Bar Exam": The Chronicle of Higher Education has this blog post on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama May Bypass Guantanamo Rules, Aides Say": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times. More recently, he has a news update headlined "Obama Aides Against Bypass of Guantanamo Rules."

The Washington Post reports today that "White House may challenge bill's Guantanamo provisions."

ProPublica reports that "Administration Prepares to Defy Efforts to Limit Obama's Options for Guantanamo."

And Wednesday's edition of The St. Petersburg Times will contain an editorial entitled "Signing statement is wrong approach on Guantanamo limits."
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"Federal appeals court says Mount Soledad cross unconstitutional": Greg Moran of The San Diego Union-Tribune has a news update that begins, "A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the cross atop Mount Soledad is unconstitutional but did not explicitly say the landmark must be removed."

Ariane de Vogue of ABC News reports that "Federal Court Rules Mountaintop Cross Violates Constitution; 43-Foot-Tall Cross 'Conveys a Message of Government Endorsement of Religion.'"

And The Associated Press reports that "Judges rule cross at Calif. park unconstitutional."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"Obama Will Try Again On More Than A Dozen Judicial Nominees": National Public Radio has a blog post that begins, "The White House will tomorrow renominate more than a dozen candidates for judicial positions on federal courts, a person familiar with the administration's plans tells NPR."

And today, The Brookings Institution posted online a report by Russell Wheeler titled "Judicial Nominations and Confirmations in the 111th Senate and What to Look For in the 112th."
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court tosses 'indecency' fines over 'NYPD Blue' nudity": The New York Post has this news update.

Bloomberg News reports that "ABC $1.2 Million Fine for Nudity on 'NYPD Blue' Canceled by Appeals Court."

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: TV can't be fined for 'NYPD Blue' nude shot."

And The Los Angeles Times has a blog post titled "Court tosses indecency case against ABC's 'NYPD Blue.'"

You can access today's non-precedential ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"Former Thomas girlfriend has book deal": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A former girlfriend of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas has a deal for a 'sexually driven' memoir."
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Missing Judges": The New York Times contains this editorial today.

And today's edition of The Washington Post contains an editorial entitled "Confirmation molasses."
Posted at 04:23 PM by Howard Bashman



"N.J. Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto says he will not seek reappointment": This front page article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article headlined "New Tangle In Battle Over Court In Trenton."

The Newark Star-Ledger contains an article headlined "N.J. Supreme Court stand-off may leave 2 seats open at end of Justice Rivera-Soto's term" and an editorial entitled "Let's make a deal on the New Jersey Supreme Court."

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Politics Leave N.J. High Court in a Deadlock."

And The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, New Jersey reports that "Haddonfield Supreme Court Justice Rivera-Soto to step down."
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court seeks guidance in gay marriage case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, " A federal appeals court says it can't decide if California's gay marriage ban is constitutional until the state's highest court weighs in on whether Proposition 8's sponsors have the authority to defend the ban."

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "Appeals court turns to state on key Prop. 8 issue."

Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Gay marriage issue to return to California Supreme Court."

And The Sacramento Bee has a blog post titled "Prop 8: Appeals court dumps Imperial County from case."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit certifying a question to the Supreme Court of California at this link.

In addition, today the same three-judge Ninth Circuit panel issued a per curiam opinion affirming the district court's rejection of Imperial County's motion to intervene in the case to defend the constitutionality of Proposition 8.

Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt issued this separate opinion concurring in both the certification order and the per curiam opinion.

Last but not least, today Judge Reinhardt also issued this Memorandum Regarding Motion to Disqualify.
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman



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