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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"From breast cancer to gay marriage, can court be moved? Angelina Jolie's decision to get tested for a breast cancer gene mutation, undergo a double mastectomy and then write about it is the latest example of news that could affect Supreme Court justices' views." Richard Wolf will have this article Wednesday in USA Today.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court reinstates Fla. inmate kosher meals lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report.

The News Service of Florida reports that "Appeals court revives lawsuit of inmate demanding kosher meals."

And The Jewish Daily Forward reports that "Parent-Killing Jewish Inmate Wins Round in Kosher Meals Fight; Appeals Court Keeps Bruce Rich's Florida Suit Alive."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fate of oyster farm in appeals court hands": The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California has this news update.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted online both the audio and the video (via YouTube) of today's oral argument.

Update: In other coverage, Scott Graham of The Recorder reports that "Ninth Circuit Hears Oyster Farm Case."
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate set for showdown over W.H. nominees": has this report.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyers Press Pentagon to Abide by Detainee Deal": Charlie Savage will have this article Wednesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Eric Holder: White House Considering New Guantanamo Envoy To Help Close Facility." Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal and state regulators clash over Md. gas project": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 06:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Joan Orie Melvin is resentenced": Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update that begins, "Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin must pay nearly $128,000 of her personal contributions to her retirement fund to cover fines, costs and restitution stemming from her conviction on public corruption charges."

And in this past Sunday's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Brad Bumsted had an essay headlined "The Melvin sentence: Judges protecting judges."
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Collegiality, Judging, and the D.C. Circuit": Law professor Aaron Zelinsky has this interesting post today at "Concurring Opinions."
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Is the N.R.A. Un-American?" Stanley Fish had this post last night at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 04:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Backlash Whiplash: Is Justice Ginsburg right that Roe v. Wade should make the court cautious about gay marriage?" Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Human rights groups call for end to force-feeding of Guantanamo hunger-striking detainees": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Gitmo prisoner: Obama has 'abandoned' detainees."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"An Empirical Study of the Effect of Shady Grove v. Allstate on Forum Shopping in the New York Courts": Law professor William H. J. Hubbard has posted this article online at SSRN.
Posted at 02:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Genetic Breast Cancer Testing: Big Business, and a Big Lawsuit": Tom Gara has this post today at's "Corporate Intelligence" blog.
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Chief justice denounces pay-to-play reform measure; Nuss says key senator tied judicial raise to support for change in judge selection process": Andy Marso of The Topeka Capital-Journal has a news update that begins, "The Kansas Supreme Court's Chief Justice sent a letter to the state's judges Tuesday condemning as 'distasteful' and 'unacceptable' an influential senator's attempt to make courts funding contingent upon judicial groups getting behind a proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices are selected."
Posted at 02:43 PM by Howard Bashman

"US appeals panel ponders: what is a pirate?" The Associated Press has this report on a case argued today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. When that court posts the oral argument audio online, you should be able to access it via this link.
Posted at 02:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court plays Shakespeare tragedy for laughs": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal court overturns ruling FDNY intentionally discriminated against minority applicants; The decision is a victory for city lawyers, who argued that Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis had wrongly accused Mayor Bloomberg of willfully failing to end discrimination in the predominantly white ranks of the fire department": The New York Daily News has this update.

And The Associated Press reports that "NY appeals court approves of FDNY hiring oversight."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal appeals court takes up Marin oyster farm case Tuesday": Yesterday's edition of The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California contained this front page article.

The oral argument occurred today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I will link to the audio when it becomes available online. You can access the briefs filed in the case and certain other material via this link.

Update: At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Oyster Farm Fate in Judges' Hands."
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"W.Pa. abortion clinics struggle under stricter regulations": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 12:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive force; A divided U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the two officers didn't use excessive force in a 2009 incident in which a suspect was fatally shot": Maura Dolan has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:27 AM by Howard Bashman

"In Abortion Protests, Which to Protect, Children or Speech?" Adam Liptak has this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Porn Company Goes After Hong Kong 'Cloud' Storage Outfit": Scott Graham of The Recorder has this report on an oral argument that occurred yesterday before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

You can access the audio of the oral argument by clicking here.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices finally say what 'defalcation' means": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman

"High court asked to resolve split over state AG lawsuits": Andrew Longstreth of Reuters has a report that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court will meet next week to consider whether to weigh in on a question that has split the judiciary: Do federal courts have jurisdiction over lawsuits filed in state court by state attorneys general on behalf of their citizens?"
Posted at 10:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"Most vital part of Monsanto opinion may be what wasn't in it": Erin Geiger Smith of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"9th Circuit: Order on Cebull investigation 'moot.'" The Associated Press has this report. You can access yesterday's order of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Earlier this month, The Great Falls Tribune published an article headlined "District Judge Cebull to serve last day."
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman

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