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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fifth Circuit rejects antitrust challenge to BBCOR baseball bat standard: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.

Lawyers may appreciate that the "R" in this particular acronym stands for "Restitution."
Posted at 11:16 PM by Howard Bashman



"Drone memo author endorsed call for transparency": Adam Serwer of msnbc.com has a report that begins, "Before he authored legal memos related to the Obama administration's targeted killing program, David Barron joined a group of left-leaning legal scholars and endorsed a statement of principles urging more transparency from the very office now withholding his work from the public."
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Town prayer case challengers: The debate matters." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Two upstate New York women who challenged their town board's pre-meeting prayers before the nation's highest court said Tuesday their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue the case has inspired."
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"Elena Kagan and the Politics of Politeness": Amy Davidson has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Schuette: An impact on same-sex marriage?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


Programming note: Additional posts will appear here tonight.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"Yuma Courthouse Dedication Honors Memory of Slain Judge": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has this report.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Like Stephen Colbert before her, Peta Lindsay didn't want to become president of the United States. She just wanted to run." So begins an opinion that Chief Judge Alex Kozinski issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman


D.C. Circuit Judge David S. Tatel expresses his doubts about the constitutionality of the Prison Litigation Reform Act's "three-strikes" provision: In a concurring opinion issued today.
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"White House offers to show senators drone memo": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Hoping to head off another confirmation battle, the White House said Tuesday that it will allow senators to review a secret paper justifying the drone strike on an American citizen written by one of President Barack Obama's appellate court nominees."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among the Justices": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Kansas Supreme Court judge confirmed to 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Obama administration nominated Nancy Moritz in August": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "US Senate confirms Kansas justice to federal court."

You can access the U.S. Senate's official roll call vote confirming the nomination last night at this link.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman



Celebrating 12 years of "How Appealing": For those who like to keep track of such things, today is this blog's 12th birthday. Thanks to all of this blog's many friends and readers for all of their tips, input, enthusiasm, and loyal support.
Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"What are the Supreme Court justices hiding?" Law professor Eric J. Segall has this op-ed in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. The newspaper is sporting a newly redesigned web site.
Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"The U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to Amend: Blame the founders -- other countries routinely update their constitutions, but ours may as well be written in stone." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justices Turn Away Case About Carrying Guns in Public": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Outside Spending Enters Arena of Judicial Races": Erik Eckholm has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman


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