"Techno-toys in court challenge":
In Wednesday's edition of Financial Times, Patti Waldmeir has an article
that begins, "The US Supreme Court is mediating in a dispute between a bunch of Taiwanese computer makers and a Korean rival that could affect everyone who buys a computer in America."
"'Oh, I'm not actually recording, honey...'"
Reuters provides a report
that begins, "Recording secret videos of sex with your partner is not illegal, Italy's supreme court has ruled. Rome's highest appeals acquitted a 49-year-old man who, unbeknown to his girlfriend, had recorded and kept films of them having sex."
"Torres sworn in as new chief justice":
Wednesday's edition of The Pacific Daily News of Guam contains an article
that begins, "The shift in judicial power that takes place every three years occurred yesterday in the atrium of the judiciary, when Robert Torres Jr. was sworn into the position of chief justice of the Supreme Court of Guam."
"Seattle weighs in on handgun ban; Major cities urge Supreme Court to uphold D.C. law": This article
will appear Wednesday in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
"Punitive Damages Shrink as High Court Reins in Trial Lawyers":
Bloomberg News provides this report
"Supreme Court Restricts Securities Lawsuits":
Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times has this news update
And Patti Waldmeir of Financial Times has a report headlined "Supreme Court blow to investor lawsuits."
Law blogs acknowledge that "Law blogs acknowledged in The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin":
Kimberly A. Kralowec has this post
at her blog, "The UCL Practitioner."
"Supreme Court roughs up TV judge; The justices appear ready to rule that Alex Ferrer must go to arbitration with his former manager":
David G. Savage has this article
today in The Los Angeles Times.
"Justices Won't Hear Appeal on Drugs for Terminally Ill":
Linda Greenhouse has this article
today in The New York Times.
Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court Lets Stand Experimental-Drug Ruling."
And in The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that "Justices uphold ban on test drugs for the dying; Declining an appeal, the Supreme Court lets stand an FDA policy forbidding unapproved drugs for patients, even the terminally ill; The decision illustrates a wariness to create 'new rights.'"
"W.Va. chief justice accused of bias; Papers filed say he vacationed with CEO in case": This article
appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Last night, I collected additional news coverage in this post.
"Ginsburg Is Latest Justice to Reflect on Faith":
Robert Barnes has this article
today in The Washington Post.
"A Supreme Court Reversal: Abandoning the Rights of Voters."
Adam Cohen has this Editorial Observer essay
today in The New York Times.
Access online the transcripts of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments:
A Kansas City Royals
fan, with whom my son and I grabbed lunch at Citizens Bank Park
this past summer before the start of a Philadelphia Phillies
game, argued one of the cases on the Supreme Court's calendar today.
The Court has posted the transcripts for both United States v. Gonzaga Rodriquez, No. 06-1646, and Begay v. United States, No. 06-11543.
"Court Allows MSNBC to Bar Kucinich":
The Associated Press provides a report
that begins, "The Nevada Supreme Court said Tuesday MSNBC can exclude Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich from a candidate debate."
You can access this evening's order of the Supreme Court of Nevada at this link. The court papers filed in connection with that case in Nevada's highest court can be accessed via this link.
"Supreme Court First: A Female Special Master."
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post
that begins, "The Supreme Court today quietly helped shatter a glass ceiling you may not have known existed by appointing the first female special master in the Supreme Court's history."
"911 audio from tiger attack at S.F. Zoo":
The San Francisco Chronicle has made the audio available online via this link
"Homestore CEO's fraud conviction overturned":
Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article
that begins, "A federal appeals court on Monday overturned the fraud conviction and 15-year sentence of a Southern California home-listing company's chief executive in a $67 million revenue-inflation scheme, saying the trial judge should have disqualified himself because of stock holdings in a firm linked to the case."
You can access yesterday's non-precedential ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"A Hereditary Perk the Founding Fathers Failed to Anticipate": Beginning today
, Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" column will appear in The New York Times on Tuesdays.
Seventh Circuit reinstates federal death row inmate's lawsuit challenging as unconstitutional a policy that prohibits federal death row inmates from giving face-to-face interviews with the media and from talking with the media about other inmates:
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
at this link
Timothy McVeigh's interview with the CBS News program "60 Minutes" appears to have given rise to the challenged policy. Today's opinion explains that the death row inmate who is challenging the policy is no longer sentenced to die, although the federal government's appeal from the order setting aside the death sentence remains in the process of being briefed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Notwithstanding the order vacating the inmate's death sentence, he continues to be housed on the federal death row at the Special Confinement Unit of the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana
"Supreme Court Rules Against Investors in Securities Fraud Case":
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post provides this news update
"High court shields bankers in stock fraud cases; Secondary players cannot be held liable for participating in a scheme to inflate a company's value, the U.S. Supreme Court rules":
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times provides this news update
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Court Limits Shareholder Suits Against Vendors, Banks."
Reuters reports that "US court upholds limits on securities fraud suits."
And Dow Jones Newswires report that "Court Restricts 3rd-Party Suits In Stoneridge Case."
"Court Won't Accept Chimp As Person":
The Associated Press provides this report
The organization Verein gegen Tierfabriken (Association Against Animal Factories) has issued a news release headlined "Austrian Supreme Court refuses legal guardian for chimp Hiasl."
"Case on Police Searches Pits State Laws Against Federal":
Linda Greenhouse has this article
today in The New York Times.
Today in USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that "Virginia argues for evidence found in unauthorized bust."
The Virginian-Pilot reports that "U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on searching Portsmouth suspect after traffic stop."
And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment entitled "Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search" (RealPlayer required).
"$28,000 question plays out in public; After a successful career representing others, Willie Gary says he botched his own child support case; It's taken him to state Supreme Court": This article
appears today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Court limits securities fraud law":
Lyle Denniston has this post
And The Associated Press reports that "Court Rules Against Investors."
Today's only U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an argued case issued in Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., No. 06-43. You can access the opinion at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.
"That's [not] me in the corner [of the jury box]":
The Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald reports today that "R.E.M.'s Stipe dismissed as juror in school intruder case
." (This post's title inspired by the lyrics to R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion
"Court To Consider City's Liability in Ferry Disaster":
Today in The New York Sun, Joseph Goldstein has an article
that begins, "A new round in the fight over how much New York City will pay the victims of the 2003 Staten Island ferry crash will begin next week, when a federal appeals court considers whether the city is liable for the disaster."
Convicted judge-shooter and wife-killer Darren Mack seeks to withdraw his plea of guilty to those offenses:
The Reno Gazette-Journal today contains an article headlined "Family: Mack ready, eager to defend himself
Over the past week, that newspaper has published articles headlined "Mack: Lawyers 'psychologically raped' him"; "Mack says judge demanded money in guilty-plea deal"; "Weller denies Mack's plea-deal accusation": and "Prosecutor balks at subpoena by Mack's lawyer."
The newspaper has also posted online "State's opposition to Mack's withdrawal of plea"; "Mack's supplement to motion to withdraw pleas of guilty": and "Mack's declaration."
"Court revives lease-to-fee efforts of 36 condo owners":
The Honolulu Advertiser today contains an article
that begins, "A federal appellate court yesterday reinstated a lawsuit that may allow 36 current or former owner-occupants in Waikiki's Discovery Bay condominium to buy the fee in their leasehold units or collect damages from the city."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"Trolley Square gun seller gets 15 months; Victim's parents still working to make it 99 months": This article
appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
And The Deseret Morning News today contains an article headlined "15-month sentence in Trolley case."
"Pay judges more: Public salaries should rival private ones to attract a diverse and talented bench."
David M. Axelrad has this essay
online today at the web site of The Los Angeles Times.
"UNC settles harassment suit":
The Daily Tar Heel today contain an article
that begins, "Highly successful women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance and the University have ended a nine-year sexual harassment lawsuit brought against them by a former player. Dorrance avoided trial but was forced to apologize for inappropriate discussions about sex among his teams in a settlement announced last week to the UNC Board of Governors."
And The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina reports today that "Cash, apology settle UNC-CH soccer suit; Other colleges 'are looking at this case.'"