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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Ex-Bengals cheerleader's libel lawsuit trial starts": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Cary wins appeal in sign case against homeowner": The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has an update that begins, "A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the town in the 'Screwed By The Town of Cary' lawsuit, signaling that the long saga may be nearing its end."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman



"How Aaron Swartz's Cause Wins in the End: The protests against his prosecution will promote open access." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate.

Declan McCullagh of c|net has a follow-up report headlined "Senator disputes Aaron Swartz's SOPA, Protect IP role; Senate Judiciary spokeswoman denies that a meeting between a committee aide and the late activist Aaron Swartz led to the creation of the anti-SOPA advocacy group Demand Progress."

And at his blog "it is NOT junk," professor Michael Eisen has a post titled "How academia betrayed and continues to betray Aaron Swartz."
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"States Become Battlegrounds For Nation's Deep Abortion Divide": This audio segment appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"House GOP leaders defend DOMA": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog." You can access the brief at this link.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"How Aaron Swartz helped to defeat Hollywood on SOPA: Aaron Swartz's former roommate, Peter Eckersley, says the late activist started Demand Progress because from D.C.'s perspective, it 'doesn't matter' if their laws break the Internet." Declan McCullagh of c|net has this report.

Newsday columnist Cathy Young has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz was unreasonable about information access."

At The Huffington Post, Steven Strauss has a blog entry titled "Are We a Nation of Sheep?"

And at "the media guy" blog of Ad Age, Simon Dumenco has a post titled "Why the Prosecution of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Matters to You, Personally; Bad Laws Can and Will Be Used Against You."
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Text, History, and Tradition: What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us About the Second." Law professor Darrell A.H. Miller has this article in the January 2013 issue of The Yale Law Journal.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Reid Delays Vote on Filibuster Reform": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

Online at The New Republic, Timothy Noah has a blog post titled "The Filibuster and 'The Fermata.'"

And in the January 2013 issue of The Yale Law Journal, Benjamin Eidelson has a Note titled "The Majoritarian Filibuster."
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman



"California's Proposition 8: Backers of same-sex marriage ban make their arguments to U.S. Supreme Court." Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fourth Circuit to Hear Dispute Over Cell Phone Contraband Conviction": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"'Proposition 8' merits brief filed": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog," which has posted the brief at this link.
Posted at 04:27 PM by Howard Bashman


The contents of the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Law Review are now available online: You can access the contents via this link.
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gupta Says in Appeal Trial Judge Hampered Defense Case": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Top court rejects hospitals' Medicare claims suit": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion recap: Saving the U.S. billions."
Posted at 04:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"Lawyers for Huguely file appeal in slaying of former girlfriend": The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a news update that begins, "Lawyers for former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V today appealed his conviction for the murder of fellow student Yeardley Love, arguing that jury selection in the high-profile case was flawed and that evidence in the case was insufficient to support a second-degree murder conviction."
Posted at 04:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Sotomayor tells Oprah her feelings about lawyers": Katheryn Hayes Tucker has this post today at the "ATLaw" blog of The Fulton County Daily Report.
Posted at 03:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to SO2 rule": Lawrence Hurley and Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire have this report.
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court considering UT campus speech challenge": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "John McGlone went to the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville intent on preaching God's word to college students but found himself tangled up with university administrators over a policy requiring student sponsorship to speak at the school."

The case was argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"In securities litigation, SCOTUS has Congress's back": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 03:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"When Universities Sell Art: The Case of Columbia's Rembrandt." Jon Wiener has this blog post online today at The Nation.
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gitmo prosecutor not backing down": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post that begins, "The chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, isn't backing down from his effort to eliminate conspiracy charges from the case against the alleged 9/11 conspirators."
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court ruling casts doubt on future of EPA monitoring program": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Supreme Court cert grant is bittersweet for Sawicki & Lauten lawyer": John Council has this post today at the "Tex Parte Blog" of Texas Lawyer.
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Medical Marijuana Backers Lose Bid for Looser Regulations": Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News has this report.

The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects bid to have marijuana reclassified."

And David Ingram of Reuters has a report headlined "Medical benefits of marijuana still hazy -- appeals court."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: The best thing you can do with your life is . . ." Part two of Soledad O'Brien's interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared on this morning's broadcast of CNN's "Starting Point." You can access the video and a transcript via this link.

An interview with Justice Sotomayor also appeared on last night's broadcast of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." You can view that interview at this link. The Daily Show has also posted online the complete unedited video of the interview in three parts, which you can access at the following links: part one; part two; and part three.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman



"Straight Up, With Multiple Twists: Bond v. United States." Law professor Michael S. Greve has this post at the "Liberty Law" blog.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Reid to lay out plans for filibuster reform": The Hill has this blog post today.

And today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled "A Chance to Fix the Senate."
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"'Roe v. Wade' Turns 40, But Abortion Debate Is Even Older": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

The Associated Press reports that "40 years after Roe v. Wade, abortion foes march on."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Women Would Travel for Abortions If Roe Falls, Study Says."
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman



Access online today's opinion in an argued case of the U.S. Supreme Court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center, No. 11-1231. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a concurring opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman


"At Stanford, Clinical Training for Defense of Religious Liberty": In today's edition of The New York Times, Ethan Bronner has an article that begins, "Backed by two conservative groups, Stanford Law School has opened the nation's only clinic devoted to religious liberty, an indication both of where the church-state debate has moved and of the growth in hands-on legal education."
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman


"Barnes collection's move is now grist for law schools": Chris Mondics has this article today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 09:38 AM 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 did not grant review in any new cases.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects appeal from Somali pirates" and "Court won't hear challenge to Clean Air Act rule."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Sulfur Dioxide Emission Curbs Left Intact by High Court."

And Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court rejects Asarco challenge to EPA rule" and "Supreme Court won't hear retaliation case against Sears."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman



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