How Appealing

Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Sotomayor's secrets of success: Work hard, dare to dream." The San Diego Union-Tribune has this news update.
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from National Public Radio: This evening's broadcast of "All Things Considered" contained audio segments titled "The Senate And Its Finicky Filibuster Relationship" and "'Manifest Injustice': A 40-Year Fight For Freedom."

And yesterday's broadcast of "Weekend Edition Saturday" contained an audio segment titled "Prosecuting Socrates All Over Again."
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Can the President Appoint Principal Executive Officers Without a Senate Confirmation Vote?" Law professor Matthew C. Stephenson has this essay in the January 2013 issue of The Yale Law Journal.

The essay begins, "A widespread, seemingly unquestioned assumption regarding the process for appointing federal officers is that the Constitution requires the Senate to vote to confirm the President's nominee before the appointee may take office on a permanent basis. This Essay challenges that assumption by arguing that as a matter of constitutional text, structure, and history, it is not at all clear that the Senate must affirmatively vote in favor of a nominee in order to provide the required advice and consent."
Posted at 08:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Newegg crushed the 'shopping cart' patent and saved online retail; It's game over for a patent troll that sued nearly 50 big retailers": At Ars Technica, Joe Mullin has this interesting article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued last Tuesday.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Permitting Legislative Repeal by Blocking Nominations: The DC Circuit Recess Appointment Disaster." Law professor Peter M. Shane has this blog entry at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 06:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"John Roberts bankrupts law students; The Supreme Court justice is paid thousands to 'teach' in Europe -- and his law students are footing the bill": Law professor Paul Campos has this essay at
Posted at 06:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fed computers hijacked in Swartz tribute": This article appears today in The Boston Herald.

The Washington Times reports today that "Hackers take over federal website, threatens 'war' on U.S. government."

The New York Post reports that "Hacking is 'Reddit revenge.'"

The Independent (UK) reports that "Anonymous hacks US government agency website after Aaron Swartz suicide."

Edward Moyer of c|net has a report headlined "In Swartz protest, Anon hacks U.S. site, threatens leaks; Saying 'a line was crossed' with the treatment of tech activist Aaron Swartz, the group hacks a government site related to the justice system and distributes encrypted files it says it will decrypt unless demands are met."

At the "Bits" blog of The New York Times, Nick Bilton has a post titled "Disruptions: A Fuzzy and Shifting Line Between Hacker and Criminal."

And Friday online at The Telegraph (UK), Brendan O'Neill had a blog post titled "Only one person is responsible for Aaron Swartz's death, and that is Aaron Swartz."
Posted at 05:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Yet More G.O.P. Obstruction": Friday at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times, Lincoln Caplan had a post that begins, "In his first term, President Obama tried to fill two vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia."
Posted at 02:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"Retrial begins in D.C. case that prompted Supreme Court GPS ruling": Yesterday's edition of The Washington Times contained this article.

And yesterday's edition of The Washington Post contained an article headlined "Accused drug dealer, representing himself, hears prosecutors open their case."
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judicial elections lead to distrust of the courts": This editorial appeared yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"GOP Senator Says Labor, Consumer Finance Rulings May Be Invalid": Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, said hundreds of U.S. labor rulings may be invalid due to a court decision that found President Barack Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are unconstitutional."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Nation marks 40th anniversary of Roe." Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyers in gay marriage cases aim pitches at Obama": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman

eXTReMe Tracker

From the Newswire:

Click to open links in new

Advertise on Legal Blogs

Related Blogs

20 Questions for the
 Appellate Judge

How Appealing Extra

My Appellate Columns
Especially Appealing Blogs

Above the Law


Adam Smith, Esq.


Bag and Baggage


The Becker-Posner Blog

Bench Memos

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Concurring Opinions

Confirm Them

The Confrontation Blog

Copyrights & Campaigns



Dorf on Law

Drug and Device Law

Election Law

Ernie the Attorney


Jack Bog's Blog

Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog

Law News Now

Legal Theory

Notes from the (Legal) Underground



Religion Clause


Sentencing Law and Policy

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TaxProf Blog

Threat Level

Throwing Things + busblog

The Volokh Conspiracy


Workplace Prof Blog's Law Blog

Other Links's The Note

The Associated Press Newswire

Best of the Web Today

The Corner

McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Movie Review Query Engine

Obscure Store & Reading Room

The Onion




Even More Blogs

The 10b-5 Daily

Abstract Appeal

The Agitator

Alas, a blog

Anonymous Lawyer

Appellate Law & Practice

Balloon Juice

The Baseball Crank

Beautiful Confusion

Begging The Question

Begging to Differ

Behind the Homefront



Betsy's Page

Big Picnic


The Bitch Girls

the bitter shack of resentment

The Bleat

Blithering Idiot

The Blog from the Core

Blonde Justice

Blue Mass. Group

Body and Soul

Boing Boing

Braves Journal

Brendan O'Neill

Brian Peterson's Legal Weblog

Brothers Judd Blog

The Buck Stops Here




California Insider

Captain Indignant's Fortress of Peevishness

Chicago Boyz

Civil Liberties Watch

Class Maledictorian

Clayton Cramer's BLOG

a clever sheep

The Comedian

Common Sense and Wonder



Copyfight: The politics of IP

Corp Law Blog

Corsair the Rational Pirate

Criminal Appeal


Critical Mass

Crooked Timber

Croooow Blog

Current copyright readings

cut on the bias


Daniel W. Drezner

Dave Copeland

Deadly Mantis

Dean's World

death by committee

Delaware Law Office


The Doc Searls Weblog


Dr. Weevil

Dubyanell Feds

easily distracted



EmoryLaw Adam

Eric's Weblog


excited utterances

FalconRed goes to Law School

Final Protective Fire

the fog of warre

for the sake of clarity


Froggi's update

Frothing at the Mouth




Geodog's MT Weblog

George's Employment Blawg

Gideon's Blog

Grant M Henninger

GreenGourd's Garden


grrrl meets world

Half the Sins of Mankind

Heh. Indeed.

Hit & Run



Hose Monster Blog

Howling Point


The Importance Of

inappropriate response


In Context

The Indiana Law Blog


Insolvent Republic Of Blogistan

Inter Alia


Ipse Dixit


Jens 'n' Frens

Jewish Buddha

Jim Dedman


Joe Gratz's blog

John Scalzi's Whatever


Jumping To Conclusions


Ken Layne

Kieran Healy's Weblog

The Kitchen Cabinet


Kiwi Pundit

Kyle Still Free Press


Law Dork


Lawrence Lessig

Law School UNconfidential


Legal Fiction

Legal Ramblings

The Legal Reader

The Leiter Reports: Editorials, News, Updates

Letters of Marque

Lex Communis

Life, Law, Libido

The Light of Reason

The Lincoln Plawg

little green footballs

Log -- David Chess

Lonestar Expat


The Manifest Border

Mansfield Fox

Man Without Qualities

Mark A.R. Kleiman


Matthew Yglesias

MaxSpeak Weblog

MC Estoppel

Media Dragon



Michael J. Totten

Mirthful Ones | blog

ms. morality

Natalie Solent

Neal Pollack's The Maelstrom

The Neutral Zone Trap

nikita demosthenes


No Left Turns

Notes from the (1L) Underground

No Watermelons Allowed

Nuts and Boalts

Off the Kuff

Off the Pine

Oliver Willis

One Fine Jay

One Maven

Open Book

Oscar Jr. Was Here

Outside the Beltway


Overtaken by Events


Oy Vey!

Paper Chase

Parkway Rest Stop

Pathetic Earthlings

Patio Pundit

Patterico's Pontifications

Paul's Boutique

The Perpetual Three-Dot Column

Phillip Coons


Political Animal

Political Parrhesia

Political State Report

Power Line

Prince Roy's Realm

Public Defender Dude

Q Daily News


rabbit blog

Rachel Lucas

Rain Man 2

Random Jottings


The Rattler

Reason & Liberty


Regions of Mind

The Remedy

Res Ipsa Loquitur

RiShawn Biddle's The Usual Suspect

The Rittenhouse Review

Robert Fortuno's Weblog

Roger's View

Rory Perry's Weblog

Running With Lawyers

Sarah Eve Kelly

Sarah Lai Stirland


A Sassy Lawyer in Philippine Suburbia

Scoobie Davis Online


Scripting News


Second Opinions

Second p0st

The Securities Law Beacon

Seeking for Righteousness

Semi-Daily Journal

The Shout

Shouting 'Cross the Potomac

Silflay Hraka

Simone Koo

skippy the bush kangaroo

The Slithery D

Snark Attack


Sneaking Suspicions

The Sound And Fury

South Dakota Politics

The Spoons Experience

Sporadic Thoughts


Stop the Bleating!


Sugar, Mr. Poon?

superficial intelligence

Supreme Court Blog

Susan Crawford blog

SW Virginia law blog

Taegan Goddard's
Political Wire

the talking dog

Talking Points Memo



Tech Law Advisor

Terebi II

Texas Law Blog

that abby girl's journal

That Broken Girl

That's News To Me

The Third Branch

Tierney's WeblAG

Tim Blair

Tom Tomorrow

The Trademark Blog

Troppo Armadillo


The Truth Laid Bear

Tutissima Cassis


unbillable hours


Unqualified Offerings

urban nomad

U.S. Supreme Court Blog


The Ville


Waddling Thunder



The Week in Review

William Burton

Will Work for Favorable Dicta

The Wired GC


Woman of the law

Xrlq's Blog

A Yank in Oz

The Yin Blog