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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Fla. Supreme Court hears class action argument": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A pay day loan company's lawyer argued Wednesday that the Florida Supreme Court must uphold a contract provision prohibiting customers from banding together in class action arbitration cases against the firm because of a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Google Says Supreme Court Law Rubbishes Android Verdict": The "Wired Enterprise" blog has a post that begins, "Google has officially filed for a mistrial in its legal battle with Oracle over the Android mobile operating system, arguing that under settled Supreme Court law, the partial verdict returned by a jury on Monday cannot stand."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Louis Pollak, federal judge, dies at 89": The Philadelphia Inquirer has this news update.

And The Philadelphia Daily News has an update headlined "U.S. District Judge Lewis H. Pollack dies at 89."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court decision on religion upends campus religious groups": Religion News Service has this report.
Posted at 08:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"R.I. Gov. Chafee to appeal Pleau case to U.S. Supreme Court": The Providence Journal has a news update that begins, "Citing Rhode Island's longstanding ban on the death penalty, Governor Chafee announced Wednesday the state will appeal a decision demanding its surrender of a murder suspect to federal custody to the U.S. Supreme Court."

My earlier coverage of Monday's en banc First Circuit ruling appears here and here.
Posted at 08:12 PM by Howard Bashman

David Kravets of's "Threat Level" blog is reporting: He has posts titled "Illinois Barred From Enforcing Police Eavesdropping Law" (my earlier coverage appears here) and "New York High Court OKs Child-Porn Web Surfing" (my earlier coverage appears here).
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"For Bashman, influential blog and appellate work still appealing": Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report (free registration required).

For those who cannot access the complete article using the link provided above, you can view the text of the article by clicking here.
Posted at 05:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Report: Appeals court chokes off Gitmo reviews." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has an article that begins, "A new report finds that the federal appeals court in Washington has effectively blunted a 2008 Supreme Court decision giving detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval brig the right to contest their ongoing confinement."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Documenting detainees' legal woes."
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pollak, Federal Judge Who Became Key Third Circuit Voice, Dies at 89": The Legal Intelligencer has this news update (registration required).
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judicial independence: The new threat from within." At, Judge Steve Leben and Judge Kevin S. Burke have an essay that begins, "In election years, judges frequently come under attack for a specific decision. And since judges generally can't comment publicly about pending cases beyond what was said in the decision itself, judges can be an easy target."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Client dies in prison, but lawyer still seeks to prove innocence; Attorney asks the California Supreme Court to decide the case of Dennis Lawley, who was convicted and sentenced to death in a 1989 murder for hire; The bid for freedom was filed in 2008 and had languished": Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 01:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fla. Court To Rule: Can A Lawyer Be Undocumented?" This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Wellington man's deportation hinges on Fla. Supreme Court ruling": The Palm Beach Post contains this article today.

And The Associated Press reports that "Florida Supreme Court hears 3 immigration cases."
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to rule on random alcohol testing": This article appears today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Health Law Repeal to Cost Seniors $20,000, Fidelity Says": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "Retirees may pay about $20,000 more for medical care if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 2010 health care overhaul, Fidelity Investments said."
Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court grants wax seal to Maker's Mark": The Associated Press has this early report on an interesting ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.

Kentucky's own Boyce F. Martin, Jr. wrote the opinion, which bourbon aficionados will enjoy reading.
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman

"New judge vacancy could further strain Atlanta courts": It appears that adding a second Judge Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit may not be much easier than adding the first, according to an article that Bill Rankin and Daniel Malloy have in today's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

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