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Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Supreme Court to issue school-finance ruling Friday; Governor, legislators await appellate decision in high-stakes education case": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this news update.

Brad Cooper of The Kansas City Star has a news update headlined "Kansas Supreme Court will hand down school finance decision Friday."

The Wichita Eagle has a news update headlined "Kansas Supreme Court to announce ruling on school funding case Friday."

And The Lawrence Journal-World has a news update headlined "Kansas Supreme Court to announce long-awaited school finance ruling."
Posted at 11:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Legislature gives swift approval to voyeurism measure": The Boston Globe has a blog post that begins, "Fueled by public outcry, a bill to outlaw what's known as 'upskirting,' the practice of secretly snapping certain sexual photos, rocketed through the Massachusetts Legislature Thursday in an extraordinary show of legislative will."
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Prisoners lose in damage claim over lack of health care": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Courthouse News Service reports that "Narrow En Banc Majority Clears Prison Dentist."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "No Money for Prison Dental Care, No Problem."

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman



"KBR, Halliburton Found Not Immune in Burn-Pit Suits": Bloomberg News has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Lawsuits revived by soldiers over waste disposal."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"Maggio announces withdrawal from Court of Appeals race": This article appears today in The Log Cabin Democrat of Conway, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Times has a blog post titled "Judge Mike Maggio withdraws from Court of Appeals race; acknowledges web postings."

And The Associated Press reports that "Arkansas judge's online comments investigated."
Posted at 03:36 PM by Howard Bashman



"9th Cir. judge calls on full court to reconsider Google's request to stay takedown order of YouTube video": Mike Scarcella has this tweet linking to today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Florida Supreme Court rules Tampa immigrant can't join Bar": The Tampa Bay Times has a news update that begins, "In a long-anticipated decision, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Tampa immigrant and FSU law school graduate Jose Godinez-Samperio cannot be admitted to the Florida Bar."

The Orlando Sentinel has a news update headlined "Florida Supreme Court: Immigrants in the U.S. illegally cannot be lawyers in Florida."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Fla. high court: Immigrant can't get law license.."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Florida at this link.
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"We consider whether prison officials sued for money damages under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 may raise a lack of available resources as a defense." So begins the majority opinion that the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

As to that central question presented, the en banc court ruled 6-to-5 against the plaintiff, who had alleged deliberate indifference to his medical needs in connection with dental care.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"Sunnyvale's gun limit upheld in court": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has an article that begins, "A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Sunnyvale to enforce a voter-approved ban on large-capacity gun magazines, saying it would have little impact on the constitutional right to possess firearms for self-defense."

Josh Richman of The Oakland Tribune reports that "Sunnyvale's new gun controls take effect."

The Associated Press reports that "Judge upholds California city's gun magazine ban."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "High-Capacity Gun Magazine Ban Upheld."

I have posted online at this link yesterday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"San Jose v. MLB: City pushes antitrust case over Oakland A's move." Howard Mintz has this article in today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News reporting on the Brief for Appellants that the City of San Jose filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman


On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition": The broadcast contained segments titled "Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom" and "U.S. Judge Sides With Chevron In Amazon Pollution Case."
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman


"After the Veto": Online at The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse has an essay that begins, "Once Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona yielded to the country's political, business and sports establishment last week and vetoed the nasty measure known as S.B. 1062, the furor died down."
Posted at 11:03 AM by Howard Bashman


"Marriage equality is good for business, groups say; In amicus brief, they say bans hurt ability to hire and retain talent": Brooke Adams has this article today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Does Warner Bros. Own the Batmobile? Holy copyright fight, Batman! The studio's DC Comics heads for an appeals-court showdown over knockoff cars." Eriq Gardner has this post today at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post": Jennifer Bendery and Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post have this report.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court says it cannot alter deadline set by international accord on child abduction": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

And at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled "Supreme Court Has an Eminem Moment."
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman



"Pa. Supreme Court Justice sues Inquirer, others": Dave Davies has this blog post at NewsWorks, the online home of WHYY News.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"Juvenile lifers on docket at Michigan Supreme Court": The Detroit Free Press has this report.

And MLive.com reports that "Resentencing for juvenile lifers? Three cases, six questions before Michigan Supreme Court today."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justices May Limit Securities Fraud Suits": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Supreme Court treads middle ground in debate over securities-fraud lawsuits."

In today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage has an article headlined "Supreme Court is unlikely to halt class-action stock fraud lawsuits; U.S. corporations may fall short in a bid to get the Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that led to a flood of class-action cases against companies."

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall has an article headlined "Justices Weigh Precedent on Securities Suits; High Court Hears Oral Arguments on Class Action Against Halliburton." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

At Bloomberg Views, Matt Levine has an essay titled "Supreme Court Has Some Theories on Market Efficiency."

And at Mayer Brown's "Class Defense" blog, Andrew J. Pincus has a post titled "Reading the Halliburton Argument's Tea Leaves."
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman



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