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Friday, January 11, 2013

"Sotomayor on role affirmative action played in her life": The CBS News program "60 Minutes" has posted online this written report and a related video setment.

And online at The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen has a review titled "Sonia Sotomayor and the Real Lessons of Affirmative Action; In a new memoir, the Supreme Court justice underlines the importance of optimism and perseverance" of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography "My Beloved World."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Oh, Alabama. Not Roy Moore Again? The Ten Commandments chief justice is back, and he has not evolved." Mark Joseph Stern has this essay online today at Slate.

The Montgomery Advertiser has a news update headlined "Roy Moore sworn in for 2nd term as Chief Justice."

And The Birmingham News has an update headlined "Roy Moore in as Alabama's chief justice, while new justice Tommy Bryan steals show with compliment to wife."
Posted at 07:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Book review: 'My Beloved World' by Sonia Sotomayor." Dahlia Lithwick will have this review of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography this weekend in The Washington Post.

The book is formally scheduled to go on sale January 15, 2013. This weekend will mark the launch of Justice Sotomayor's media blitz in support of the book, beginning with a segment Sunday evening on "60 Minutes."

Update: Earlier this week, Ariane de Vogue of ABC News had a blog post titled "Justice Sonia Sotomayor Gets Personal."
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Voter ID battle set to rage again": has this report.
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals Court Denies Copyright Claim Over Furniture on TV Show; HGTV's 'Selling New York' digitally recreated what one apartment would look like furnished much to the chagrin of one furniture maker": Eriq Gardner has this post at The Hollywood Reporter's "Hollywood, Esq." blog reporting on a summary order that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 05:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"USS Cole defendant seeks dismissal of conspiracy charge": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge says Mennonite owners must abide by health care law": The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "A judge on Friday rejected claims by the Mennonite owners of a Lancaster County furniture maker that new federal health care laws violate their free speech and religion rights by making them pay for employees' contraceptive services."

I have posted online at this link today's opinion and order of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Florida land-use case at Supreme Court may have national impact": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 04:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Elected Judges and Statutory Interpretation": Law professors Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl and Ethan J. Leib have this article in the Fall 2012 issue of The University of Chicago Law Review.
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman

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

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court to look at anti-sex-work pledge" and "Court to hear arguments on sex offender registry."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Anti-Prostitution Rule Draws Top Court Review in HIV Case."

Reuters reports that "Supreme Court to review free speech of HIV/AIDS groups" and "Supreme Court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court grants six new cases."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Parental rights, personal injury verdicts decided by Va. Supreme Court": In today's edition of The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Frank Green has an article that begins, "A man who agreed to have a child with a woman by in-vitro fertilization but later separated from her is entitled to parental rights, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled [Thursday]."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Va. Supreme Court: Sperm donor law not intended to block unmarried man's parental rights."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia in the parental rights case at this link.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gun Buy Can Be Blocked by 1968 Misdemeanor Conviction": Andrew Zajac of Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "A U.S. Navy veteran can be barred from owning a gun because of a 1968 misdemeanor conviction over a fistfight, a federal appeals court ruled."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Vet can't get gun after old conviction."

You can access today's ruling of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Netflix gets unfair postal advantage -- U.S. court": David Ingram of Reuters has this report.

Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News reports that "Netflix Improperly Favored by Post Office, Court Says."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court says Post Office must do better by Gamefly."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "Video Game Rental Company Says U.S. Postal Service Playing Favorites."

And Tal Kopan of has a blog post titled "GameFly scores snail-mail legal win."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ninth Circuit Backs Plaintiffs in Medical Device Litigation": Scott Graham has this article today in The Recorder.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears here and here.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"Meet The Hero Of The Marriage Equality Movement: Edith Windsor never meant to be the face of a decades-long political, legal and civil-rights battle; But it's a role that suits her well." Chris Geidner has this report online at BuzzFeed Politics.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Investigation shows Scalia-Hosie-CIA-Obama conspiracy": Today's edition of the annual joke issue of The Daily Princetonian contains an article that begins, "When Duncan Hosie '16 stood up in Richardson Auditorium to criticize Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's rhetoric on gay rights, Scalia knew what was coming. In fact, Scalia wrote Hosie's monologue himself."
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman

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