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Monday, January 27, 2014

"Stephen Glass, ex-journalist who fabricated stories, can't be lawyer": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "Stephen Glass' lawyer case shut down by high court."

Tuesday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article headlined "California Denies Scorned Journalist Stephen Glass Right to Practice Law."

USA Today has an article headlined "No law license for ex-writer, fabricator Stephen Glass."

Karen Gullo of Bloomberg News reports that "Journalist Glass Barred From Practicing Law in California."

Dan Levine of Reuters has a report headlined "'Fabulist' Glass may not practice law in California: court." has a report headlined "Court: Serial liar Glass can't be a lawyer."

And Dylan Byers of has a blog post titled "Stephen Glass denied California law license."

My earlier coverage of today's California Supreme Court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit grants 30-day extension of deadline to seek rehearing and rehearing en banc in case holding that equal protection prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in jury selection: You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting the extension at this link.

Also available online are the motion requesting the extension and the prevailing party's answer in opposition.
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Corbett wants judge to reconsider voter ID ruling": The Philadelphia Inquirer has this news update.

And The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Gov. Tom Corbett's administration signals it will keep fighting for Pennsylvania's Voter ID law."
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

In the February 2014 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Did the EPA go too far in regulating greenhouse gases? SCOTUS to decide."

Mark Curriden has an article headlined "Meet the chief judge of the nation's most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court."

Lorelei Laird has an article headlined "Generic drugs leave a bad taste for patients filing tort suits."

L. Jay Jackson has an article headlined "Governors battle to shape the judiciary without merit selection."

And the new installment of Bryan A. Garner's "On Words" column is titled "Textual citations make legal writing onerous, for lawyers and nonlawyers alike."
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court gives Drakes Bay Oyster Co. a bit of a breather": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update that begins, "An oyster farm at Point Reyes in Marin County can stay open while its owner makes a last-ditch attempt to get the U.S. Supreme Court to extend its lease in waters that Congress has designated as a marine wilderness."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Growing Impact of the Supreme Court's Gay-Marriage Ruling": Richard Socarides has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Stephen Glass Should Be a Lawyer: The California Supreme Court's cruel, self-righteous decision to reject the disgraced journalist's bar application." David Plotz has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Analysis: Oh, the Places PA's Products Law Will Go After Lance Opinion." Amaris Elliott-Engel has this post today at her "Cultivated Compendium" blog.

Back in September 2011, Amaris covered the oral argument of the case before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Businesses Win Twice as U.S. High Court Rejects Lawsuits": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 03:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Opinion analysis: New limit on tougher drug sentence." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

And at his "Suits & Sentences" blog, Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has a post titled "Supreme Court cuts dealer some slack in drug death case."
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court hears same-sex custody case in Conn." The Associated Press has this report about a case argued earlier today at a special sitting of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Discredited Supreme Court Ruling That Still, Technically, Stands": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Swatch loses to Bloomberg over analyst call: U.S. court": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Disgraced ex-journalist Stephen Glass loses bid to be California lawyer": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Disgraced ex-journalist can't practice law."

You can access today's unanimous per curiam ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's rulings in argued cases of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases.

1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, No. 12-315. Justice Antonin Scalia issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justices Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp., No. 12-417. All justices joined in the opinion in full, except for Justice Sotomayor, who did not join in a footnote. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. And Justice Scalia also delivered the opinion of the Court in Burrage v. United States, No. 12-7515. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Sotomayor joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court rules for airline in pilot defamation claim" and "High court rules against steelworkers' claim."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has reports headlined "Airlines Backed at High Court on Security Threat Reports" and "Workers Not Owed for Safety Gear Changing Time: Court."

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court rules for airline in pilot's defamation case" and "U.S. Steel wins Supreme Court labor fight."
Posted at 10:04 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, but the Court did call for the views of the Solicitor General in one case.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects ex-HealthSouth CEO Scrushy's appeal."

Greg Stohr and Susan Decker of Bloomberg News report that "J&J Escapes $482 Million Jury Verdict Over Heart Devices."

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal in $482 million patent case."
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"Gay Rights and the Courts: The Next Big Shoe Is Poised to Drop." Attorney Dominic Perella has this essay online today at

And in related news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Attorneys promote gay marriage doc at Sundance" that begins, "Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighting California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is the most significant thing they've done."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Law license ruling set for disgraced ex-journalist": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The California Supreme Court is set to decide whether disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass should be allowed to practice law in the state."

The Supreme Court of California has announced that it will deliver its ruling in the case -- presenting the question "Considering the applicant's extensive misconduct, is there sufficient evidence of rehabilitation to support the State Bar Court recommendation that he be admitted to the practice of law?" -- at 1 p.m. eastern time today. The opinion should be available via this link once posted online.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman

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