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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Programming note: On Thursday morning, I'll be presenting an oral argument to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Additional posts will appear here somewhat later in the day.
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"2 thrown out of Bush event can't continue suit": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Dismantled: The public never saw artist Christoph Buchel's giant installation at Mass MoCA; Now, as the museum takes it apart, documents filed in a bitter lawsuit offer a behind-the-scenes look at just what went wrong." This article appeared in The Boston Globe back in October 2007. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued this lengthy decision in that lawsuit. Interestingly, The Boston Globe article that I have linked to above is mentioned in the first sentence of today's opinion.
Posted at 10:47 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama: Supreme Court Opened the Floodgates for Special Interests." Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Where to hold 9/11 trial? Not in NYC, some say." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"Bill would limit access to online court records": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update.
Posted at 05:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Defense lawyers rest case at gay marriage trial": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"All four articles of impeachment approved against Judge Porteous": Bruce Alpert of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update.

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," David Ingram has a post titled "House Committee Adopts Articles of Impeachment Against Judge Porteous."
Posted at 02:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court skeptical of campaign finance rules": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "In the first court hearing since the Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance regulations, a federal appeals court seemed poised Wednesday to strike down additional limits on money in politics."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "The new world of campaign finance law: D.C. Circuit questions FEC restraints."
Posted at 02:07 PM by Howard Bashman



"State Supreme Court upholds law protecting children from porn": The Columbus Dispatch has a news update that begins, "A never-enforced state law designed to protect children from obscenity on the Internet does not infringe on the free-speech rights of adults, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled this morning."

And The Associated Press reports that "Ohio high court narrowly interprets anti-porn law."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Ohio at this link. The court also issued a news release headlined "Court Agrees With AG's Reading of Law Banning Electronic Transmission of Pornography to Minors."

The case arrived at Ohio's highest court on certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Oklahoma high court allows some use of line-item veto": This article appears today in The Oklahoman.

And The Tulsa World reports today that "Henry's use of line-item veto upheld; Lawmakers who brought the lawsuit disagree with the high-court ruling."

You can access yesterday's 5-4 ruling of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma at this link.
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman



"Lively Arguments in Tobacco Case Center on Preclusive Effect of Factual Findings": Janet L. Conley of the Fulton County Daily Report has an article that begins, "In a lively and complex Gordian Knot of an argument before a federal appeals court on Tuesday, lawyers for the nation's largest tobacco companies wrangled with attorneys for a woman whose husband died of lung cancer over whether factual findings in a 2006 Florida state case may be applied in some 4,000 federal death and injury suits."

Bloomberg News reports that "Cigarette Makers Ask to Block Ruling in 4,000 Cases."

And The Associated Press reports that "Federal panel considers key Fla. tobacco appeal."
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justices to hear appeal on Roundup Ready alfalfa seed": This article appears today in The Billings Gazette.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Attacker hits chief justice with sneaker in face": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An Israeli man hurled his sneakers at Israel's Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday, striking her between the eyes, breaking her glasses and knocking her off her chair."

And The Jerusalem Post reports that "Man throws shoes at Justice Beinisch; Shoe hits Supreme Court president's head; man detained by court guards."
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman



"Former Justice O'Connor Sees Ill in Election Finance Ruling": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Campaign-finance fights not over; High court's ruling on spending limits was just one case": This article appears today in USA Today.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman


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