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Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Court Hears Arguments in Online Defamation Case": The Texas Tribune has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Defamatory online posts revisited by Texas court."

You can access the video of today's oral argument in the Supreme Court of Texas at this link. And you can access the briefs and other filings in the case via this link.
Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"Wis. judges on 7th Circuit uphold jail booking fee, over strong dissent": Today at the "Proof & Hearsay" blog of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bruce Vielmetti has this post reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Presidential power case before court hinges on history; Issues ranging from same-sex marriage to legislative prayer also have offered justices a difficult question: How much weight should be given to centuries of historical practices?" Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Recap: Virginia Supreme Court Hearing on FOIA, Scientific Research, and Michael Mann." Michael Halpern has this post today at "The Equation" blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Silence suggests Supreme Court divided over contraception case": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"Moldy washers cases put class actions in U.S. top court's spotlight": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court will hear dispute over presidential appointments": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.
Posted at 05:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Dude, You Can't Copyright That Hookah." David Kravets has this post today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.

My earlier coverage of today's Ninth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"Sen. John Cornyn blesses nomination of Gregg Costa to the Fifth Circuit": John Council has this post today at the "Tex Parte" blog of Texas Lawyer.
Posted at 04:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Reining in Crazy Class-Action Lawsuits: Consumers will pay the price if the Supreme Court doesn't stop the madness." Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association, has this essay today at National Review Online.
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Same-sex marriage and 'perk' time": The "Utah Crime & Courts" blog of The Salt Lake Tribune has this post today.

And The Associated Press reports that "Group seeks fed recognition for Utah gay marriages."
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"We must decide whether the shape of a hookah water container is entitled to copyright protection." So begins an opinion that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judicial Nominee Votes Delayed On Capitol Hill": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Eyes On The Courts: 2014 Will Be Pivotal For Voting Rights." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this essay online today at TPM Cafe.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Filibuster Reform Puts A Twist On SCOTUS Recess-Appointment Case": Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report today.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman


"Why Sonia Sotomayor doesn't wear dentures": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman


"3 Big Questions About The 1,360 Same-Sex Couples Married In Utah; Although the Utah governor and attorney general attempted to clarify the situation for the couples on Wednesday, the questions -- and, likely, lawsuits -- are just beginning": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Constitution Check: Are there no limits on Second Amendment rights?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Polygamy as Lifestyle Choice, and a Reality TV Brand": John Schwartz has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman


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