"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.
"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
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."
"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.
"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
"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."
"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.
"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."
"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.
"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."
"The Missing Judges":
The New York Times contains this editorial
And today's edition of The Washington Post contains an editorial entitled "Confirmation molasses."
"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."
"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.