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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Court skeptical about overseas corporate abuse suits": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Can foreigners sue international corporations in US courts? A 223-year-old law says foreigners can file lawsuits in American courts for alleged violations of international law; But whether they can sue corporations remains a question for the Supreme Court."

Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal reports that "Court skeptical of using U.S. laws in foreign human rights cases."

The Voice of America reports that "Nigerian Activists Press US Supreme Court Case Against Shell."

Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire reports that "Justices weigh Shell's liability in Nigeria case."

Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Justices Divided on Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations."

And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a Supreme Court dispatch entitled "Justice on the High Seas: The Supreme Court says corporations have a right to free speech; But can they get away with murder?"
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Feds drop porn-trial subpoena for Salon writer": Josh Gerstein has this post at My most recent earlier coverage appears here.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"House acts against high court on eminent domain": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The House sought Tuesday to undercut a 2005 Supreme Court ruling that gives state and local governments eminent domain authority to seize private property for economic development projects."
Posted at 05:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court releases new set of redistricting maps": The San Antonio Express-News has this update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Federal court issues new Texas political maps."
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jury Selection Begins in Latest Ira Isaacs Obscenity Trial": Yesterday, Mark Kernes of AVN News had a report that begins, "Jury selection in the second obscenity trial of producer Ira Isaacs began today, more than a year after the agreed-upon retrial date, and more than four years after Judge Alex Kozinski declared a mistrial in Isaacs' original prosecution because the Los Angeles Times had revealed that Kozinski, who also serves as Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, had maintained a private website containing humorous sexually oriented photos and videos."

In related coverage, reports today that "Salon Reporter May Testify at Isaacs Obscenity Trial."

And today at, Tracy Clark-Flory has an essay entitled "My obscenity trial subpoena: I've been called to testify in a federal trial against a pornographer; Here's why this case really matters." Her interview with the defendant, which Salon published last April, was headlined "An obscene filmmaker defends himself: As senators push for more porn prosecutions, we talk to the man at the center of the next federal obscenity trial."
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Shell Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Bar Human-Rights Suit": Bloomberg News has this report.

Bill Mears of reports that "Justices debate corporate responsibility for human rights abuses."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: Downhill, from the start."
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court skeptical of U.S. lawsuits over abuses abroad": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

And James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court hears corporate human rights case."
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"EPA Greenhouse Gas Limits Face Appeals Court Challenge Over Public Danger": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Corporate Immunity Looks Likely: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Shell In Human Rights Suit." Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post has this report.

You can access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., No. 10-1491, at this link.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"McKesson $23.9 Million Interest Award in Iran Dairy Case Tossed on Appeal": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices hear case over suits for overseas abuses": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Argument preview: Tax forgiveness and equality." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyers descend en masse for arguments on greenhouse gas rules": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"2nd Circuit greenlights novel vehicle for BofA's MBS settlement": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Human Rights Victims Seek Remedy At High Court": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

And Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Can Corps Accused of Abetting Torture Abroad Be Sued in U.S. Courts?"
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman

"Roy Moore's ouster from Supreme Court largely absent in chief justice race": The Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register has this report.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"Bill to put cameras in Supreme Court won't pass before healthcare challenge": The Hill has this report.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will help Penn law school open a new building": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court 101 in session at high court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman

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