"Coming soon: Supreme Court ruling on Michigan's affirmative action ban in college admissions."
Kellie Woodhouse of AnnArbor.com has this report
"Wal-Mart Wins Dismissal of Texas Women's Class Action":
Back in October 2012, Margaret Cronin Fisk of Bloomberg News had a report
that begins, "Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, doesn't have to face class-action gender-discrimination claims in a federal court lawsuit in Texas, a judge ruled."
Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision reversing the lawsuit's dismissal.
"Supreme Court Justices Give Software Patents A Pass, Zero In On Business Methods":
Daniel Fisher has this post
And at "Patently-O," Dennis Crouch has a blog post titled "Unpatentable: See Bilski, Mayo, Flook, and Benson."
"Senate Confirms John B. Owens to Seat on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals":
The Public Information office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
has issued this news release
And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Finally, Trott Seat Filled, Owens Confirmed to Circuit."
You can access today's U.S. Senate official roll call vote tally, confirming the nomination by a vote of 56-to-43, at this link. Currently, the Ninth Circuit has 28 active judges and only one vacancy.
"Observer: Panel on Utah gay marriage case 'slightly' conservative."
Brooke Adams of The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update
The article refers to my "20 questions for the appellate judge" interview with Tenth Circuit Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr.
And in other coverage, The Deseret News has an update headlined "Appeals court assigns 3 judges to hear Utah same-sex marriage case."
"US appeals ruling to let lawyers see secret files":
The Associated Press has this report
on the federal government's brief for appellant
filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
"Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento; Senate measure on affirmative action ban in public education was shelved, but friction among Democrats over the fallout lingers": This front page article
appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
"Supreme Court Seems Wary of a Software Patent Case":
Adam Liptak will have this article
in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Divided 11-judge en banc Ninth Circuit panel reinstates excessive use of force claim against two Anaheim police officers who used deadly force against the driver of a minivan:
You can access today's ruling at this link
In earlier coverage of the original divided three-judge panel's ruling, Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times had an article headlined "Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive force; A divided U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the two officers didn't use excessive force in a 2009 incident in which a suspect was fatally shot."
Circuit Judge Richard R. Clifton, who dissented from the three-judge panel's ruling, wrote the majority opinion for the en banc panel.
Update: In other coverage, Courthouse News Service reports that "Lethal-Force Case Divides En Banc 9th Circuit."
"Supreme Court could limit software patents":
The Associated Press has this report
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court considers patent protections for software."
You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l, No. 13-298.
"Health Caring: Obamacare and the poor."
Jeffrey Toobin has this Comment
in the Talk of the Town section of the April 7, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court:
The Court has posted the Order List at this link
. The Court granted review in one new case.
In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court takes up drug company dispute" and "Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices agree to hear Teva's Copaxone appeal"; "U.S. top court declines to hear new contraception cases"; and "U.S. top court declines to hear patent case on glaucoma drug."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court to rule on patent appeals."
"U.S. top court considers patent protections for software":
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report
And Greg Stohr and Susan Decker of Bloomberg News have a report headlined "Edison Echoed as U.S. Court Looks at Software Patents."
"The Senate's Discourtesy to Judges": This editorial
appears today in The New York Times.