"Oprah Talks to Sonia Sotomayor":
The O Magazine article is now available online at this link
And the February 2, 2013 issue of The Economist contains a review of Justice Sotomayor's book headlined "Before judgment days: America's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice recounts her youthful struggles."
"Patrick Fitzgerald takes on Socrates in mock trial":
The Associated Press has this report
, which notes that "Among the judges presiding over the retrial [will] be Richard Posner, who sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
"Obama nominates Wyoming attorney general for appeals court":
The Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune has this news update
My earlier coverage of today's U.S. Court of Appeals nominations can be accessed here.
"Sonia Sotomayor's Best Seller":
Lincoln Caplan has this post
today at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
And the Pasadena Weekly has posted online a written interview with Justice Sotomayor headlined "The World According To Sonia."
"Access to Court Opinions Expands":
The U.S. Courts web site posted this item
"Sotomayor notes one 'over the edge' criticism from a fellow justice, but there's no hard feelings":
Stephanie Francis Ward has this post
at the ABA Journal's "Law News Now" blog.
"The Supreme Court's War on the Twentieth Century":
Law professor Bruce Ackerman
has this blog entry
today at The Huffington Post.
Access online the midday updates on the criminal trial underway against suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and one of her sisters:
Updates are available from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the US Court of Appeals":
The White House issued this news release
In early coverage, The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has a news update headlined "Cedar Rapids attorney Jane Kelly nominated to federal appeals court; Federal public defender survived 2004 attack on Cedar Rapids recreational trail."
The other nominee announced today is Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Update: In other coverage, Todd Ruger of "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" has a post titled "Obama Nominates Two for Federal Appellate Judgeships."
"Wash. Supreme Court weighs in on 'phlegm-burger' served to cop":
SeattlePI.com has this report
My earlier coverage of today's ruling appears at this link.
"SCOTUSblog on camera -- Adam Liptak interview, Part Three":
Today, "SCOTUSblog" has posted at this link
part three of its interview with New York Times U.S. Supreme Court
correspondent Adam Liptak
"Senate Committee to Vote on Appeals Court Nominees, Again":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"U.S. appeals court denies Apple in Samsung patent fight":
Dan Levine of Reuters has this report
"'Not some god': Supreme Justice Sotomayor opens up to Chicago audience."
The Chicago Tribune has this report
"Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill dissents from death penalty ruling":
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an article
that begins, "The Ohio Supreme Court's newest justice wants no part in scheduling state executions."
"Judge in 9/11 Case Orders End to Outside Government Censors":
Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this news update
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has a news update headlined "Guantanamo judge unplugs hidden censors from 9/11 trial."
The Associated Press reports that "Sept 11 case judge ousts Guantanamo gov't censor."
And Reuters has a report headlined "Remove secret censoring system from Guantanamo court, judge orders."
May a deputy sheriff recover damages from Burger King Corp. under Washington State's Product Liability Act by claiming that he suffers ongoing emotional distress from discovering that he was served a burger with phlegm inside the bun?
The Supreme Court of Washington State
decided that issue in a decision announced today on certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
By a vote of 6-to-3, Washington State's highest court has ruled in favor of the deputy sheriff, holding that "The WPLA permits relief for emotional distress damages, in the absence of physical injury, caused to the direct purchaser by being served and touching, but not consuming, a contaminated food product, if the emotional distress is a reasonable response and manifest by objective symptomatology."
Today's ruling consists of a majority opinion and a dissenting opinion.
My earlier coverage of the Ninth Circuit's order certifying this question can be accessed here and here.
D.C. Court of Appeals affirms $750,000 award against Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and in favor of MLB umpire Ed Hickox, who was injured when a foul ball struck his umpire's mask:
You can access today's ruling of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
at this link
. Judge Roy W. McLeese III
wrote the opinion on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Previously, "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" covered the jury's verdict in a post titled "MLB Umpire Injured by Foul Ball Awarded $775K in Suit Against Sporting Goods Company."
Today at that blog, Zoe Tillman has a post titled "Appeals Court Affirms $775K Judgment for Injured MLB Umpire."
"If the Court Strikes Down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act: An Online Reuters Symposium."
Rick Hasen has the links to the individual entries in this symposium
in a post
at his "Election Law Blog."
"The Word -- It Gets Worse: Pro-DOMA lawyer Paul Clement thinks the struggle for gay rights has just been too successful, so it therefore must end in failure." This video segment
appeared on last night's broadcast of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
"Activists Flood Government Agencies With FOIA Requests in Tribute to Aaron Swartz":
Kim Zetter has this post
at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
Today's edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune contains an article headlined "Suicide prompts demand for answers."
Politico.com reports that "Online activists fret over extremism."
Online at Slate, Farhad Manjoo has an essay titled "How MIT Can Honor Aaron Swartz: Fight to make academic journals open to everyone."
And at The Huffington Post, Nathan Robinson has a blog entry titled "Prosecutors Sought 30 Years for Swartz's JSTOR Download, 35 for Headley's Mumbai Massacre."
"Health trust verdict overturned; Court rules against two districts in $8 million suit, but their lawyer says he'll appeal to state Supreme Court":
The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains this article
And today's edition of The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains an article headlined "Appeals court reverses health trust award for Dallas, Pittston Area."
My earlier coverage of yesterday's en Pa. Commonwealth Court ruling, in a case in which I am appellate counsel for the defendant-appellant, can be accessed here, here, and here.
"Judge Overrules Censors in Guantanamo 9/11 Hearing":
Charlie Savage has this article
today in The New York Times.
"Former staffer says she regularly scheduled political events for Melvin on state time": This article
appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
In today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Paula Reed Ward has an article headlined "Pa. ex-Sen. Orie's staffers testify at Justice Melvin's trial."
And The Associated Press reports that "Aide to jailed Pa. Sen. says she worked for Melvin."
"Validity of Consumer Bureau at Stake in Legal Challenge":
Bloomberg News has a report
that begins, "A law firm sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over its treatment of struggling homeowners may be the first to contest the validity of Richard Cordray's status as the agency's director after a federal court's ruling on presidential appointees."
"Law Schools' Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut":
Ethan Bronner has this front page article
today in The New York Times.
"Senate Democracy Is Dead; Or at least seriously wounded by the failure of filibuster reform and the court ruling against the president's recess appointments":
Law professor Akhil Reed Amar
has this jurisprudence essay
online at Slate.
Today's edition of The Washington Post contains an editorial titled "In appointment ruling, judges take a recess from common sense."
And online at Reuters, Andrew Blotky has an essay titled "Judicial overreach to redefine presidential power."