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Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Rogue alcoholic court reporter kept writing 'I hate my job'": This article appears today in The New York Post.

And Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article headlined "Stenographer, Fired Over Drinking Problem, Left Headaches for Appellate Courts."
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

Plaintiff in Garcia v. Google has filed her response in opposition to Google and YouTube's petition for rehearing en banc: You can access the response, filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, at this link.
Posted at 11:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"John Paul Stevens: By the Book." This interview will appear in the Sunday Book Review section of this Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ohio Silences Political Speech, Gets Hauled Before Supreme Court": Damon Root has this essay at
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Scant evidence of threats to execution drugmakers": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Texas prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply the state with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public."
Posted at 10:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. court voids $920 million DuPont award in Kevlar case": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.

The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court overturns $920M award to DuPont."

And Bloomberg News reports that "DuPont's $920 Million Verdict in Kolon Kevlar Case Tossed."

You can access here and here today's two related rulings of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in this matter.
Posted at 09:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court rules for NWA in frequent flier dispute; A Minnesota man was removed from the WorldPerks program for excessive complaints": This article appears today in The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: 'Sometimes You Have To Do the Unexpected.'" Der Spiegel has posted online this interview.
Posted at 09:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Yelp Reviews Brew a Fight Over Free Speech vs. Fairness; Many Businesses Say Anonymity of Comments Is Unfair, Sue to Unmask Users": The Wall Street Journal contains this article today.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay marriage ruling a turning point in lives, careers": This front page article appears today in The Des Moines Register.

And yesterday's newspaper contained an article headlined "Gay marriage ruling resonated beyond Iowa."
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Did Judge Calabresi violate the Judicial Code of Conduct?" Jonathan H. Adler has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 09:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Volokh Conspiracy Is Out To Get You -- And Everyone in America: Run by a Soviet Jewish legal scholar, the blog took on the ACA and is now hosted by the 'Washington Post.'" Yair Rosenberg has this article online at Tablet magazine.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court will hear Chevron appeal in Ecuador environmental damages case": The Canadian Press has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear an oil company's appeal of a lower court decision that allowed a group of Ecuadorian villagers to seek billions in damages for environmental pollution."
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"New York Can Block Religious Services in Schools, Appeals Panel Rules": Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, "A federal appeals panel ruled on Thursday that New York City can bar religious groups from holding services in schools, reversing a lower-court decision."

The New York Post has a news update headlined "Churches blocked from hosting events in public schools."

The New York Daily News has an update headlined "City's right to ban religious services from public school buildings is upheld by federal appeals court; The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2012 ruling by a lower court; The panel said the city's 'prohibition was consistent with its constitutional duties.'"

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: NYC can ban church service in public school."

Reuters reports that "Appeals court upholds NYC ban on worship services in schools."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Churches' Use of New York City Schools Reversed on Appeal."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Neither man nor woman: Norrie wins gender appeal." The Sydney Morning Herald has this report on a ruling that the High Court of Australia, that nation's highest court, issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ruling's Breadth Hints That More Campaign Finance Dominoes May Fall": Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.

Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that "John Roberts Lays The Groundwork To Wipe Out Campaign Finance Limits."

Scott Bland and Alex Roarty of National Journal have a report headlined "The End of Campaign Finance Reform? Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling is limited, but could lead to further rollbacks in regulations."

At, Josh Gerstein has a report headlined "John Roberts's rules of money in politics." And Alexander Burns has a report headlined "Big money's grip stronger than ever."

At the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Constitution Check: What will the next challenges be to limits on money in politics?"

Online at The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin has a blog post titled "The John Roberts Project."

Online at Reuters, law professor Jeffrey Rosen has an essay titled "McCutcheon: Should the rich speak louder?"

Online at The New Republic, Alec MacGillis has an essay titled "The Stunning Chutzpah of the Supreme Court's New Elimination of Campaign Contribution Limits."

Law professor Eric Posner has a blog post titled "McCutcheon as a tax on millionaires."

And "SCOTUSblog" is hosting a McCutcheon symposium (scroll down).
Posted at 07:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Court in the World: The First Annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law." Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivered the lecture earlier today at the Brookings Institution, and you can access the video here and here.
Posted at 07:32 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: I will be attending an all-day continuing legal education program today. As a result, additional posts will not appear here until this evening.
Posted at 07:36 AM by Howard Bashman

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