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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Sonia Sotomayor No Longer Interested in Bringing Cameras Into the Supreme Court": Jordan Teicher has this blog post online at New York Magazine.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Genetic Privacy Front and Center at Supreme Court": David Kravets has this post today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"New York defends its 'Amazon tax' in court": Reuters has a report that begins, "Major online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Overstock.com on Wednesday told a New York state court that they should be allowed to not charge state sales tax. The case, in the State of New York Court of Appeals, represents one of the first legal tests of recent 'Amazon taxes' meant to make online retailers start charging state sales taxes."
Posted at 09:25 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice(s) At Work": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice's Plans for Event Tied to Pepsi Stir Outcry by Yale Alumni": In Thursday's edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have an article that begins, "A long-running dispute between Yale University and some of its alumni over the university's connections to PepsiCo, the giant beverage and snack company, has -- in a way -- reached the Supreme Court."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court bypasses recess issue": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog" reporting on an order that the U.S. Supreme Court issued late this afternoon.

Update: In other coverage, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "High court stays out of Obama recess appointment issue."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Recess Appointments Case."
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. seeks reversal of indefinite military detention ruling": Bernard Vaughan of Reuters has a report that begins, "The U.S. Justice Department urged an appeals court on Wednesday to reverse a judge's decision blocking part of a law allowing indefinite military detention, a ruling that the government has said would hurt its ability to fight terrorism."
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Report Shows Judicial Vacancies Stretching Into the Thousands of Days": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Targeted Killing Memo: A Weak Brief Begging For A Court Case; The Obama Administration finally offers up its legal justifications for drone strikes, describing a shaky policy that already is being challenged in federal court." Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic has this essay.
Posted at 09:04 AM by Howard Bashman


"Pol: Carmen Ortiz abused her power; Says 'ambition' pushed Swartz case." The Boston Herald contains this article today.

The Boston Globe reports that "Activist Aaron Swartz's suicide echoes in Congress; Reddit founder's kin urge easing of Internet laws."

Bloomberg News reports that "Issa Says Prosecutors to Brief House Panel on Swartz Case."

Online at The Los Angeles Times, columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essay titled "Congress' horse-and-buggy computer laws;:The prosecution of software programmer Aaron Swartz exposes the poorly written, anachronistic laws governing a range of computer use."

And in The Williams Record of Williams College, David Michael has an essay titled "Fraudulent Claims" that begins, "By now, many of you have heard of the tragic loss of technology wunderkind and Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz on Jan. 11."
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman



"Janine Orie ordered destruction of campaign documents, longtime Melvin secretary testifies": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

And The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "Two former employees testify they did campaign work for Orie Melvin."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"Military Arrest in Doubt as U.S. Fights Rookie Judge": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "Katherine Forrest, a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama who less than a year later blocked a controversial military-detention law, will have that ruling tested when an appeals court hears the government's claim that her decision would irreparably damage national security."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"9th Circ. Doubts Newspapers Can Pass Along IP Rights": Law360.com has a report that begins, "A Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday appeared skeptical that Righthaven LLC, a holding company set up to enforce newspapers' copyrights, had standing to sue people who posted newspaper articles online, saying that publishing companies aren't allowed to assign their rights to bring copyright infringement lawsuits to third parties."

You can access at this link the audio of yesterday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman



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