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."
"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."
"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."
"Elena Kagan and the Politics of Politeness":
Amy Davidson has this blog post
online today at The New Yorker.
"Schuette: An impact on same-sex marriage?"
Lyle Denniston has this post
today at "SCOTUSblog."
Additional posts will appear here tonight.
"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
"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
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
"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."
"Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among the Justices":
Adam Liptak will have this article
in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.
"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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"Justices Turn Away Case About Carrying Guns in Public":
Adam Liptak has this article
in today's edition of The New York Times.
"Outside Spending Enters Arena of Judicial Races":
Erik Eckholm has this article
today in The New York Times.