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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Court: Hawaii not required to pay for migrant care." The Associated Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of today's Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"The federal judiciary should avoid using Catch-22." So explains an opinion that Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Generic Drug Case": This article appears today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall has an article headlined "Supreme Court to Review Teva Appeal in Copaxone Case; Prior Ruling Invalidated Patent on Blockbuster Multiple-Sclerosis Drug." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Greg Stohr and Susan Decker of Bloomberg News report that "Teva Gets Supreme Court Hearing on Generic Copaxone Delay."

And at "Patently-O," Dennis Crouch has a blog post titled "Supreme Court to Consider De Novo Review of Claim Construction."
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"The federal judiciary in a post-nuclear world": Al Kamen has this entry today at The Washington Post's "In the Loop" blog.
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Google Takes Wi-Fi Snooping Scandal to the Supreme Court": Kevin Poulsen has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.

You can view the petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jacobs leaving Delaware Supreme Court": Sean O'Sullivanof The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has this news update.

And Tom Hals of Reuters reports that "Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jacobs to retire."
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Enhanced Sentences Upheld for Bridge Bombers": Courthouse News Service has this report today on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Amish sect leader challenges U.S. in new appeal in beard-cutting case": Torsten Ove has this article in today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And The Associated Press reports that "Convicted Ohio Amish leader says evidence weak."
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court weighs reach of federal bank fraud law": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court could limit bank fraud law."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Loughrin v. United States, No. 13-316.
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"What Is a Patent Troll? Congress, Courts Try to Find Out." Susan Decker of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Harrisonburg Judge Delays Same-Sex Marriage Ruling": The Daily News-Record of Harrisonburg, Virginia has this report.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that "Federal judge stays ruling in gay marriage case; Issue is in the hands of appeals court, he says."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action."

You can view yesterday's stay order at this link.
Posted at 02:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"CREW scores major FOIA win in Tom DeLay case": Josh Gerstein of has this blog post.

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Zoe Tillman has a post titled "Court: DOJ Failed to Justify Withholding DeLay Documents."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman

Majority on divided three-judge Ninth Circuit panel vacates preliminary injunction requiring Hawaii to restore health care coverage for legal immigrants: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Back in late November 2010, Hawaii Reporter covered district court's stated intention to issue a preliminary injunction in an article headlined "Micronesians Win Major Victory in Hawaii's U.S. District Court." The preliminary injunction that the district court issued in December 2010 can be accessed here.

Additional materials pertaining to the case can be accessed here and here.
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Exclusive: American Lawyer publisher up for sale -- sources." Reuters has this report today.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"9th Circ. Won't Sanction Google Over Video Removal Order": Law360 has this report (subscription required for full access) on an order that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued late yesterday.
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Split Circuit Reinstates Anaheim Lethal Force Case": Pamela A. MacLean has this post today at her "Trial Insider" blog. My earlier coverage of yesterday's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.

And in somewhat related news, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has an article headlined "CHP shooting ruled act of self-defense; suit thrown out" reporting on a ruling that a unanimous three-judge Ninth Circuit panel issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Obama's U.S. Court of Appeals nominee John Owens confirmed": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

" | The Times-Picayune can keep online commenter info private for now as it begins appeal": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Home-Run Hitters of the Supreme Court": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court weighs software patents": Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.

In today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage has an article headlined "Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis; In a hearing over a patent belonging to an Australian banking firm, justices look at distinguishing between true inventions and useful ideas that rely on a computer program."

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Software Patent; Justices Try to Find Line Distinguishing Abstract Ideas From Patentable Inventions." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Software Patents Get Rare Look From U.S. Supreme Court."

And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has a report headlined "Supreme Court hears argument on a patent worthy of King Tut; Is the patent behind a global banking lawsuit just 'a man with an abacus?'"
Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman

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