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Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Roe v. Wade at 40: A Look at Its Legacy." This audio segment featuring Linda Greenhouse appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Talk of the Nation."
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"DOMA: Amicus Art. III brief filed." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog," which has posted a copy of the brief at this link.
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"9/11 Defendants Seek to Preserve CIA Sites Where They Were Tortured": Spencer Ackerman has this post today at Wired.com's "Danger Room" blog.
Posted at 08:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Jurors at odds in ex-cheerleader's libel suit": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:27 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lawyer who missed deadline can't appeal: court." Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gays Can Take Care of Themselves, Say Same-Sex Marriage Opponents; Like the sophisticated defenders of Proposition 8, DOMA's proponents are making a strong argument -- but one that may belong in a different case": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Jack Dickey: Breaking the Manti Te'o Story." The Columbia Spectator has posted this video interview online at YouTube.
Posted at 04:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"Why U.S. is forgoing appeal of landmark 2nd Circuit off-label ruling": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 03:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"State high court waffles on racially charged eyewitness accounts; Supreme Court: Judges don't have to warn jurors about problems of cross-racial identification." SeattlePI.com has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Washington State issued today.

The decision consists of a lead opinion announcing the judgment of the court; a concurring opinion; an opinion concurring in the result; and a dissenting opinion.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"MGA Bratz Win Over Mattel Partly Erased by Appeals Court": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

And in other coverage, Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "Appeals court sides with Mattel in latest Bratz fight."

Update: At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Kozinski to Mattel/MGA: Don't be Bratz."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court cuts $172 million from Bratz doll verdict."
Posted at 02:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Citi and UBS must arbitrate auction rate case -- court; Brokerage argued that client was not a 'customer'; Court disagrees, says brokerages must arbitrate": Suzanne Barlyn of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 02:51 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ex-cheerleader's libel lawsuit in jury's hands": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The attorney for a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who had sex with her underage student is telling jurors they have an opportunity to send a message across the U.S. by finding that a gossip website defamed her in lewd online posts."
Posted at 02:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Rivera's Record Runs Deep but Is Limited to Social Justice Issues": Today's edition of the New York Law Journal contains an article that begins, "A review of Court of Appeals nominee Jenny Rivera's scholarly writings portrays an attorney intensely proud of her Puerto Rican heritage and deeply concerned with social justice, women's rights and feminist issues, especially as they impact the Hispanic population."
Posted at 01:13 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate Leaders Finalize Scaled-Back Filibuster Deal": Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report.

Politico.com reports that "Reid, McConnell reach Senate filibuster deal."

Alexander Bolton of The Hill reports that "Reid and McConnell reach tentative deal to change filibuster rules."

And Roll Call reports that "Filibuster Deal Reached in Senate."

You can access the proposed resolutions here and here.
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"Inaugural Esdaile Lecture featuring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer": Boston University School of Law provides live video coverage at this link. The lecture is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. eastern time today. Additional details can be accessed here and here.
Posted at 12:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judge refuses to dismiss Ten Commandments case, which heads to trial": Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article that begins, "A federal judge will allow the lawsuit against New Kensington-Arnold School District's Ten Commandments monument to proceed."

I have posted at this link Tuesday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman



"The Long Slog to Legalizing Marijuana in the U.S. Is Just Beginning; Popular support may be rising, but a ruling from a federal appeals court shows that Washington regulators still hold the power": Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Jurors selected for Orie Melvin trial": Late yesterday, Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a report that begins, "In jury selection that began this morning, attorneys trying the case against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin agreed upon 12 jurors and four alternates."

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Jurors selected in Joan Orie Melvin corruption trial."
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman



"Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century": Kedar Bhatia has this post today at his blog, "DailyWrit." And you can access his related article at this link via SSRN.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Price of a Stolen Childhood: Victims of child pornography can now collect damages directly from those convicted of possessing their images; But how much can restitution help them repair their lives?" Emily Bazelon will have this lengthy cover story in this upcoming Sunday's issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman


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