"First challenge on new Obama appointees":
Lyle Denniston has this post
"Nevada State Bar Investigating Copyright-Troll Righthaven":
David Kravets has this post
at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
"Court keeps execution on hold for Ohio killer of 2":
The Associated Press has this coverage
of an order
that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
issued this afternoon.
"In Shift, New Jersey Senator Says He'll Back Court Pick":
The New York Times has a news update
that begins, "Reversing himself in what had become an awkward intraparty stalemate for Democrats, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Friday that he would no longer block a nominee by President Obama to a federal appeals court."
"Anti-union group challenges recess appointments":
The Associated Press has this report
And Reuters reports that "U.S. business group steps up challenge on labor appointments."
In Bashman news from Minnesota:
The Pioneer Press of St. Paul has a news update headlined "Women bash man with iron and picture frame, St. Paul police say
"Court revives suit over prisoner's dreadlocks":
Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report
My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
"'Son of Boss' crackdown lands in Supreme Court":
Reuters has this report
"Three new cases granted":
Lyle Denniston has this post
You can access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.
"Judicial Nominations and Confirmations after Three Years--Where Do Things Stand?"
The Brookings Institution today has posted online this paper
written by Russell Wheeler.
Judge Posner issues free exercise opinion on prisoner dreadlocks, complete with Bob Marley picture:
Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner
issued this decision
today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
"Acura owners elsewhere can't join California suit":
In today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article
that begins, "A federal appeals court rejected a nationwide class-action suit against U.S. manufacturers of Honda Acuras on Thursday in a ruling that restricts multistate consumer lawsuits against California companies."
And Reuters reports that "Class-action versus American Honda thrown out."
You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"Don't like Gableman? Try Gundrum." This editorial
appears today in The Wisconsin State Journal.
"This case turns on whether a government agency may provide employees with free bottled water even when safe and drinkable water is available from water fountains at their work sites."
So begins an opinion
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
"Justice Calls Recess, Part 2":
Timothy Noah has this blog post
online at The New Republic.
And at The Weekly Standard, Adam J. White has a blog post titled "Weak Justification for Executive Overreach."
"Bob Menendez to Meet With Judicial Nominee He Blocked":
Roll Call has this news update
The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has an editorial entitled "U.S. Rep. Robert Menendez right to meet with blocked judge."
And earlier this week, North Jersey Jewish News reported that "Blocked judge has roots in Jewish community; Obama nominee impressed her peers at Hebrew school."
"Give consumers their day in court: A string of Supreme Court rulings in favor of companies that force wronged consumers into arbitration instead of allowing them to pursue lawsuits shows change is needed; A Senate bill aims to do that."
Columnist David Lazarus has this essay
today in The Los Angeles Times.
"Va. Supreme Court takes up climate case":
Jim Nolan has this article
today in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.